Bridging gaps in the European plant-based protein value chain

The journey toward a transformed European food system through the development of new plant-based value chains faces numerous challenges, as highlighted by researchers and industry experts from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and ...

An electrical switch to control chemical reactions

New pharmaceuticals, cleaner fuels, biodegradable plastics: in order to meet society's needs, chemists have to develop new synthesis methods to obtain new products that do not exist in their natural state.

Optimizing molecular photoswitches for solar energy harvesting

Molecular photoswitches that can both convert and store energy could be used to make solar energy harvesting more efficient. A team of researchers has used a quantum computing method to find a particularly efficient molecular ...

Novel enzyme could boost sustainable production of aviation fuel

In recent decades, scientists have sought solutions to improve the sustainable production of biofuels from renewable sources. The latest advance in this field was announced at the end of May by Brazilian researchers and could ...

Genetic blueprint for vaccine and therapeutics production in plants

An international research project led by QUT has made a major step forward on the potential of the Australian plant, N. benthamiana, to grow therapeutic proteins and vaccines cheaply and quickly. The research, titled "A multi-omic ...

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