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Towards better recovery of waste resources

A considerable amount of valuable raw materials is lost in waste utilization and processing chains. It would be worth, for example, effecting better recovery of the valuable metals contained in electronic equipment. Research ...

Jan 16, 2013
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Drive toward a viable 'City of the Future'

Cities consume energy and raw materials, produce waste and pollutants, and overload their transportation systems. Fraunhofer researchers have now combined forces in the innovation network German for "Morgenstadt" (or "City ...

Jul 12, 2012
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Software improves cement quality

New control software predicts how cement mills will operate and continually optimizes the milling process. The results are improved cement quality and increased mill throughput. The software Sicement IT MCO ...

Mar 01, 2011
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Green chemistry: Getting nickel back

In Southeast Asia, palm oil is used both as an ingredient for cooking and a raw material for biodiesel production. To stabilize the oil against decomposition, it has to be hydrogenated in the presence of a ...

Jul 07, 2011
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German 'action plan' after dioxin food scare

Germany's under-fire agriculture minister presented on Friday an "action plan" aimed at preventing a repeat of this month's scare over dioxin poisoning in eggs and pork.

Jan 14, 2011
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