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New Battery Prototype Using Biomaterials and Smart Recycling Strategy

New Battery Prototype Using Biomaterials and Smart Recycling Strategy

Scientists working at Ångström Laboratory at the Uppsala University, Sweden have developed a new environment-friendly battery prototype using resources from pine resin and alfalfa (lucerne seed) coupled with a smart recycling approach. Their concept could very well become an alternate option to present-day lithium batteries that have its share of environmental issues. [More]

Hexcel Promotes Composites For Aerospace, Automotive And Wind Energy At Composites Europe 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest carbon fibre and composite technologies at Composites Europe 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7th to 9th October 2014.  Hexcel will show how innovations in carbon fibre, prepregs... [More]
Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Industrial processes and consumption of fossil fuels release greenhouse gases, a major cause of global warming. An advanced membrane engineered by an international research team led by Easan Sivaniah at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University can address this problem by eliminating greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. [More]
Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

SEABIOPLAS, an FP7 project is working towards using sustainably grown seaweeds as feed for recyclable plastics. For attaining the EU target of 10% plastics being biodegradable plastics, it is very important to have large-scale production of biomass-based plastics. [More]
Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

This new transparent solar concentrator uses organic molecules to absorb energy from infrared and ultraviolet light, channeling it into photovoltaic cells whilst allowing all visible light to pass through unaffected. [More]
Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Lead pollution is a constant risk when disposing of batteries. Now a team at MIT have proposed a system capable of recycling materials from old car batteries into durable solar panels. The development uses perovskite technology and could offer an new life for waste battery material. [More]
FlexTiles Project to Develop Energy-Efficient, Programmable Heterogeneous Many-Core Platform Nears Completion

FlexTiles Project to Develop Energy-Efficient, Programmable Heterogeneous Many-Core Platform Nears Completion

The FlexTiles project was launched in 2011 by a consortium of industries, universities and RTOs coordinated by Thales. They have joined forces to develop a programmable heterogeneous many-core platform which can be reconfigured on the fly to meet advanced processing needs such as surveillance drones or driverless cars. [More]
New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

The path towards using new cleaner energy sources has been brought one step closer thanks to a research team at the University of Liverpool, who have developed a microporous organic polymer which demonstrates outstanding carbon dioxide adsorption characteristics. [More]
ALUMINIUM 2014 World Trade Fair and Conference to Take Place October 2014 in Düsseldorf

ALUMINIUM 2014 World Trade Fair and Conference to Take Place October 2014 in Düsseldorf

Global aluminium consumption is growing steadily. Above all the transport sector is driving growth, with CO2 reduction targets in Europe and the US accelerating demand for lightweight base materials. But the construction and packaging sectors are showing excellent growth rates, as well. [More]
New Report on Global Advanced Functional Materials Market

New Report on Global Advanced Functional Materials Market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Advanced Functional Materials Market 2014-2018 [More]