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Carbon capture using sunlight and mirrors

Researchers are planning a solar energy plant that will capture 'concentrated sunlight' using mirrors. The plant will also be distinctive because it will generate both electricity and heat, which can be used to capture carbon dioxide.

May 3rd, 2023

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Fungi makes meal of hard-to-recycle plastic

Polypropylene, a hard-to-recycle plastic has successfully been biodegraded by two strains of fungi in a new experiment. Polypropylene is used for a wide variety of products from packaging and toys to furnishing and fashion, it accounts for roughly 28% of the world's plastic waste, but only 1% of it is recycled.

Apr 17th, 2023

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Sustainable batteries for the future

Batteries are indispensable for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel use. However, challenges remain: their production requires a lot of energy, the materials used are rare, and batteries are difficult to recycle.

Apr 13th, 2023

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