Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… ETH Zurich researchers have recovered gold from electronic waste. Their highly sustainable new method is based on a protein fibril sponge, which the scientists derive from whey, a food industry byproduct. The researchers demonstrated this in their paper that has been published in the journal Advanced Materials. Transforming base materials into gold was one […]

Chalmers University of Technology researchers have developed an environmentally friendly method for recycling and purifying metals. Using gold earrings from a pawnshop in Gothenburg and biodiesel from the nearest filling station, the discovery could change an industry that is currently dependent on large amounts of fossil oil. The scientific article ‘Sustainable solvent extraction of gold […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Nanyang Technological University real-world study has shown that the use of cool paint coatings in cities can help pedestrians feel up to 1.5º Celsius (2.7º F) cooler, making the urban area more comfortable for work and play. The research paper exploring the development has been published in Sustainable Cities and Society. Cool […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Pohang University of Science & Technology scientists have developed a catalyst for the urea oxidation reaction, enhancing hydrogen generation efficiency. Professor Kangwoo Cho and PhD candidate Jiseon Kim from the Division of Environmental Science & Engineering at Pohang University (POSTECH) collaborated with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to devise a novel […]

U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers make their case that millions of U.S. households would benefit from heat pumps. But the cost of installing the technology needs to come down to make their use a more attractive proposition. The findings, detailed in the journal Joule, quantify the costs and benefits of […]

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