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An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
Published: 20 May 2019
Heat from the Earth is in plentiful supply - and innovation could help to reduce the cost and further improve the efficiency of technology for its extraction. An EU-funded project has set out to upgrade shallow geothermal systems and underground thermal storage. Part of the research is conducted in Turkey, where activities focus on the grouting.
Published: 17 May 2019
The most advanced ultracapacitors in the world are now being manufactured on an industrial scale and deployed commercially thanks to an EU-funded project, providing potent, reliable and fast-charging energy-storage solutions for renewable power grids and electric vehicles.
Published: 16 May 2019
Published: 14 May 2019
Sun, sea, sand and... jellyfish. Beach holidays have become a risky pursuit as jellyfish populations have exploded in warming seas worldwide in recent years. But thanks to EU-funded researchers, these gelatinous blobs could become a valuable resource - as food, ingredients in medicine and cosmetics, and even as a means to counter pollution.
Published: 14 May 2019
An EU-funded research project studied how the life cycles of oceanic islands affect the origin and extinction of life forms on them. The findings will help advance Europe's efforts to protect biodiversity in a changing world.
Published: 8 May 2019
Failing to keep frozen or chilled food cold during transport to consumers causes it to deteriorate, potentially leading to food poisoning or waste. An EU-funded project developed an environmentally friendly, flexible and low-cost solution - which could also save retailers and consumers money.
Published: 3 May 2019
Published: 2 May 2019
Published: 29 April 2019
How can we reduce the amount of domestic refuse that is landfilled or burned? An EU-funded project is running pilot schemes in four European towns to promote a circular economy in the processing of municipal waste.
Published: 24 April 2019