Company converts coconut husk fibers into materials for cars and homes
When Elisa Teipel, and her collaborators began their research several years ago, their goal was to take an agricultural waste product of little value—in this case, fibers extracted from coconut husks—and ...
Researchers create safe, resistant material to store waste
(Phys.org) —Storing industrial waste has never been a pretty job, and it's getting harder. New techniques for refining such metals as aluminum and vanadium, for example, also yield new byproducts that have ...
Nickel extraction pilot seeks best waste purification
Science has solved a waste problem for a burgeoning mining company which has developed a unique technique to extract nickel from low grade ore.
Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest
Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating effects of litter.
The geography of the global electronic waste burden
As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste (or "e-waste"), scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published in the ...
Video: Chemists develop new process for producing cleaner, cheaper diesel fuel
Diesel—we know it best as the fuel that does the heavy lifting.