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Using innovative nanotechnologies, an EU-funded project is developing more efficient and sustainable vaccine manufacturing processes. The cost of vaccines puts a brake on wider immunisation, so these new processes will find broad application - especially in developing economies.
Published: 19 February 2018
An EU-funded consortium has developed a next-generation insulation system using lightweight nano-cellular foam in combination with active moisture monitoring and control technology. The aim is to improve the thermal performance, longevity and sustainability of new and retrofitted buildings.
Published: 7 February 2018
EU-funded researchers have successfully demonstrated that a special kind of steel can be combined with glass to produce high-performance and eye-catchingly beautiful curved surfaces. The novel technology opens up new opportunities for both European steel producers and creative architects looking to be at the cutting edge.
Published: 5 February 2018
Olive oil, palm oil, seafood - for small producers of such goods, for example in rural parts of Asia, the cost of decontaminating wastewater to the required standard can be a heavy burden. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative photocatalytic technology to support them. Part of the work was carried out by a project partner in Malaysia.
Published: 24 January 2018
Buildings in Spain and Estonia have been fitted with novel construction and insulation materials made from natural fibres and forest waste as part of an EU-funded project demonstrating innovative applications of biocomposites. These materials not only comply with building codes and boost sustainability but also reduce the risk of residents becoming sick.
Published: 11 January 2018
EU-funded researchers have successfully demonstrated that a particular class of steel offers greater flexibility and strength for automotive part manufacturing. Using cutting-edge software analysis that is now commercially available, the project hopes to encourage the rollout of industrial-scale production of this promising material.
Published: 9 January 2018
Although using composite materials to make aircraft lighter reduces the environmental impact of air travel, safety regulations demand heavy mechanical fastening. Now EU-funded research has demonstrated that high-performance adhesives can comply with strict safety requirements.
Published: 21 December 2017
Food safety tests could soon be easier and faster: EU-funded researchers are developing lab-on-a-chip technology for the rapid detection of multiple pathogens in multiple samples. Work on a portable pre-industrial prototype is under way.
Published: 19 December 2017
An EU-funded project retold the story of the mechanisation of British textile production, by placing industrialisation into a wider context. The results provide fresh insights into technological change that are still relevant today.
Published: 18 December 2017
Essential for manufacturing high-tech products, rare earth metals are in short supply. EU-funded research is investigating how to extract rare earth magnets from electric vehicle motors and recycle them, in a move that could also create jobs in Europe's materials sector.
Published: 12 December 2017