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Reducing CO2 footprint with bio-plastics

Today, the vast majority of plastics are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels, especially petroleum. With concerns about environmental impact and climate change increasing, some researchers have begun ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Materials Science
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Are we independent of rare metals?

Numerous metallic elements are regarded as "critical": on one hand, they play an ever more important role in so-called future technologies and on the other, there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks. Small and medium-sized ...

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Chemical products on a renewable basis

A breakthrough in the use of renewable raw materials in chemical production has been achieved by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and its industrial partner AVA Biochem: In January this year, a facility ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Materials Science
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The shape of things to come

Researchers are providing a vision for creatively rethinking how the manufacturing industry can perform sustainably in a changing world.

dateOct 03, 2013 in Engineering
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How quality control works in our cells

A cellular control mechanism prevents the production of defective proteins in our cells. A team of researchers from Bern has now obtained valuable insights into this vital mechanism that could lead to new therapeutic approaches ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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