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Friday, 31 October 2014
1. Research Headlines - Unlocking the chemical 'treasure trove' hidden in our forests
Forest-based industries have long been a significant part of the European economy, converting wood into pulp, paper, cardboard, energy and a range of other wood-derived products. However, the side-streams of these industries contain a potential treasure-trove of valuable materials which have not been fully exploited so far. These materials include precious compounds known to have anti-cancer properties, which have in effect been discarded as waste.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
2. Research Headlines - Seeing the bigger picture with climate change
Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn more about weather systems across the planet, as two recent European Union (EU)-funded projects show.
Monday, 27 October 2014
3. Events - E-Consultation on Nature-Based Solutions - 12 November 2014
The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives.
The objective of the EU Research & Innovation policy on nature-based solutions is to position Europe as a world leader both in Research & Innovation on nature-based solutions and in the global market for nature-based solutions.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
4. Events - 23rd Biomass Conference and Exhibition - 1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria
Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass. The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.
The EU BC&E is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy and further organisations.
Monday, 20 October 2014
5. Research Headlines - Nano-powered boost for stone conservation
Castles and cathedrals, statues and spires... Europe's built environment would not be the same without these witnesses of centuries past. But, eventually, even the hardest stone will crumble. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative nano-materials to improve the preservation of our architectural heritage.
Friday, 17 October 2014
6. Research Headlines - Research allows early warning for flash floods
IMPRINTS project allowed the research team to integrate in an Early Warning operational platform developments such as hydrological warnings based on the rainfall anticipated by meteorological models and by weather radar networks.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
7. Success Stories - European research project helps cut CO2 emissions
Global warming is the biggest threat to mankind in the 21st century as the ongoing battle against CO2 emissions takes many forms. Throughout Europe there is the growth and development of windfarms, research into wave energy, the focus on recycling, waste reduction, and prototypes of electric engines or engines fuelled by alternative energy technologies.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
8. Success Stories - Richer soil from old bones
Is it possible to produce fertilizer from animal bones? And what are the potential benefits for agriculture and the environment? To find out Futuris went to a test plant in Hungary, where an unusual experiment is under way.
Monday, 13 October 2014
9. Events - Research & Innovation for a Circular Economy in European Regions - 15 October 2014, Brussels
Under the patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Representation of the Region of Lazio and RTD I.2 "Eco-Innovation" are organising a one-day conference titled “Research & Innovation for a circular economy in European Regions”.
The conference is taking place in Brussels on Wednesday 15th October 2014. The aim of the conference is to provide an overview on circular economy and to inform on the European policies and programmes which are supporting Research and Innovation in this field. The conference will be held in the premises of the Lazio Representation and will be attended mainly by representatives of European Regions (invitation-only event).
10. Research Headlines - Uniting the front against forest fires
Forest fires are one of the greatest threats to Europe's woodlands, and their incidence is expected to increase as a result of climate change. Successfully preventing forest fires has become more important than ever. However, it remains a challenge for governments - also because forest fires tend not to respect national borders.
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