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Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the Fashion Institute of Technology team up to create a non-toxic bioleather, inspired by the power of microbes and indigenous science.

Compostable Bioleather Offers Sustainable Solutions for the Clothing Industry and Beyond


The collaborative nature of open source projects brings together people across the world to work towards improving and monitoring our natural resources.

Open Source Projects for Improving Air and Water Quality

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

Article #6 Altair Startup Series. Startups play a key role in moving towards innovative circular and sustainable engineering practices.

Lowering the Barriers to Innovation with Advanced Engineering Simulation

In this episode, we talk about how a shift in perspective regarding wind farm power production led to a model that can increase global output by 5% and a much overdue redesign of turbine blades for hydroelectric power dams that’ll enable sustainable power production.

Podcast: Turbine Innovations For A Greener Future

Engineers can further their sustainability focus during design and development

Sustainability through Digitalization in Engineering

The transformative potential of Digital Twins could have a profound influence on how society addresses global sustainability challenges, but more inclusive, reliable and responsive computer simulations are needed to support these efforts, say researchers in a study published in Nature Sustainability

Digital Twins: a pathway to achieving the world's sustainability goals?

The simplest way to do this is to use an IoT-based sensor solution. Installing temperature sensors exactly where they are needed, in offices, communal areas, by windows, and so on, will give a facilities manager a complete view of the temperature spread throughout their real estate.

Existing Buildings Can Be Made Sustainable and Smarter to Fight Climate Change, but How?

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.

A new concept for low-cost batteries

A future-proof plastics industry will include biobased products and a closed loop of production and product recycling.

Future Proofing Plastics

Case study

Polymateria are British innovators and inventors of the world’s first self-destructing plastic technology. The company approached Protolabs for digital manufacturing support in raising awareness of the issue and their ground-breaking technology that could ultimately help solve it.

Protolabs helps sustainable plastic innovators Lyfecycle join the race for climate awareness at Extreme E

Natel Energy, founded by sibling MIT alumni, is deploying hydropower systems with fish-safe turbines and other features that mimic natural river conditions.

Making hydropower plants more sustainable

The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions – trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.

A new rating for space sustainability

In this episode, we talk about how researchers are bringing affordable space technology to the masses via additive manufacturing along with a manufacturing approach that could serve as the keystone for wide scale use of affordable, semitransparent organic solar cells.

Podcast: 3D Printing Space Sensors & Solar Cell Windows

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