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Marcus Foston and Ulugbek Kamilov won a DOE grant to upcycle plastic waste

Upcycling is the new recycling

A project at DTU Risø Campus shows that heat recovery is the most sustainable and economical choice—even at a time of rising electricity prices.

Heat from supercomputers recycled at DTU

The rapid increase in electric car sales is causing a battery shortage. To solve this problem, we must get better at recycling the raw materials used in batteries and accelerate the development of new battery types.

Recycling and rethinking batteries

Method could reduce nondegradable plastics and greenhouse gas emissions

New system creates bioplastics, consumes CO2

Cobalt-based catalysts could be used to turn mixed plastic waste into fuel, new plastics, and other products.

New process could enable more efficient plastics recycling

If devices lasted longer and were easier to fix, they could provide many years of good service before recycling. That saves precious materials and the energy needed to manufacture new products.

Designing IoT products for many years of service

Joint project LiBinfinity aims at an energy-efficient recycling concept for lithium-ion batteries - KIT takes over the evaluation of the recyclates

Material recycling: Old batteries become new ones

A team of researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO will develop technology that harvests valuable resources from our wastewater.

Scientists to harvest valuable resources from wastewater

A new chemically designed lignin leads to stronger, lighter carbon fiber and better recycled plastics

By design: from waste to next-gen carbon fiber

EPFL scientists have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is easily made from the non-edible parts of plants. The plastic is tough, heat-resistant, and a good barrier to gases like oxygen, making it a promising candidate for food packaging.

New PET-like plastic made directly from waste biomass

Team CORE presents new system using AI technology to detect batteries in waste streams to prevent waste fires

Students detect batteries in waste streams with AI

Three Cambridge engineers, Dr Cyrille Dunant, Dr Pippa Horton and Professor Julian Allwood, have filed a patent and been awarded new research funding for their invention of the world’s first ever zero-emissions cement.

Engineers invent world's first zero emissions cement

A closed-loop system for engineering quality plastics provides dividends to products, economy and people.

The circular economy for low carbon footprint plastics

In this episode, we talk about how a radical change in plastic composition can significantly minimize waste when recycling plastics without compromising material properties and a first of its kind smart fabric with customizable properties which serves as the first step towards a whole new market

Podcast: Solution To The Plastic Problem & Smart Fabrics

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