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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Nature-based solutions for urban dwellers

Picture business district and green grass Big city life can mean a lack of green living spaces, especially in more crowded, less affluent urban areas. TURAS, an EU-funded project, demonstrated ways to add green to the grey - transforming stressful urban areas into more liveable and sustainable spaces where local communities can thrive. Read more

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Harnessing the sun to clean up industrial processes

Image of solar home battery conceptThe production of cement and lime involves fossil fuels and produces harmful greenhouse gases. Industry could change this, if scientists can develop a technology that can use solar power for high temperature industrial processes. The EU-funded SOLPART project has built lab-scale reactors that use a solar powered process to meet this need. Read more

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Composing better biocomposites

Image of extruded biocomposite tube profile manufactured in EU-Innobite projectHigh-performance biocomposites derived from wheat straw and recycled paper? EU-funded researchers have developed new materials and components based on substances isolated from these renewable residues. They have also found a way to extract silica from the straw, offering a greener alternative to current production methods for this compound. Read more

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

Fish production forecasts for sustainable fisheries

Silhouette of fisherman throwing fishing netThe EU-funded ClimeFish project will co-create projections of fish production and distribution together with industry. The project will help ensure that future increases in seafood production occur in areas and for species where there is potential for sustainable growth. Read more

Friday, 07 April 2017

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Even insects have distinct personalities

Photo of four bees Every pet owner knows that their dog, cat or guinea pig has its own individual and distinct personality and now research has backed this up, showing that even insects have clear character traits. Read more

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