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31 December 2018
Environment
Turning urban sewage into clean water thanks to “electric” bacteriaTurning urban sewage into clean water thanks to “electric” bacteria

European researchers have developed a full-scale application of an eco-friendly technology that treats sewage water with zero-energy costs

21 December 2018
Bioeconomy
Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?

20 December 2018
Energy
Waste heat from power plants hits homeWaste heat from power plants hits home

District heating systems that use industrial waste are increasingly common, which helps the transition to a circular economy.

20 December 2018
Bioeconomy
Hit the slopes with bio-based skis and snowboardsHit the slopes with bio-based skis and snowboards

With the onset of winter, Europe's ski season is in full swing. To help you perfect your turns and hold your line down the slope, ski and snowboards are surprisingly complex pieces of equipment, but they are also increasingly bio-based

13 December 2018
Bioeconomy
Should you put your food waste in a compostable plastic bag?Should you put your food waste in a compostable plastic bag?

Across Europe rules about the disposal of organic household rubbish vary. Some waste management companies let people line their food waste caddies with compostable plastic bags, while others ban all plastics from organic waste bins

11 December 2018
Energy
Useful Steam - Heat RecoveryUseful Steam - Heat Recovery

While the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) takes place from the 2nd to the 14th of December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, we have been investigating how district heating can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

04 December 2018
Society
Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensorsPlant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors

As NASA’s Mars InSight is set to burrow into Martian soil, roboticists on Earth are still developing devices for soil monitoring and exploration

29 November 2018
Bioeconomy
Blockchain from farm to forkBlockchain from farm to fork

Blockchain is mostly known in finance as a technology linked to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. However one of the most innovative applications relates to the food sector, which can use this technology to get more transparent supply chains

27 November 2018
Energy
Home sweet (hemp) homeHome sweet (hemp) home

December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of mineral raw materials and environmental pollution. One solution comes from the bio-construction sector which draws on unlimited sources of natural materials such as hemp, which is a recyclable carbon sequestrator. But how comfortable is it to live in a hemp house?