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$100bn for green chemicals by 2020

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

Demand for UK goods from emerging markets such as China, the rise of ‘green chemistry’ and 3D printing are three key market opportunities for the UK’s chemical manufacturers, according to a new report from Santander and manufacturing organisation EEF.

Bacterial CCS

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

Bacteria could provide an efficient method of capturing and storing CO2

Blood test for cancers

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

A new blood test that can detect several common cancers before they have spread has been developed by US researchers

Cybercrime costs

Kathyrine Roberts, 07/02/2018

Environmental degradation, cyber-security breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions are the main risks to world stability.

Are freshwaters turning acidic?

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

German researchers have found that freshwaters are becoming acidic from the increasing amount of CO2 they absorb – a phenomenon already seen in oceans.

Green hydrogen project

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and gas network operator Gasunie New Energy are planning to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen production plant in the Netherlands.

High-fibre wheat harvest

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

A new type of wheat, chock full of healthy fibre, has been launched by an international team of plant geneticists.

Ironing out cobalt

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

Cobalt used in lithium ion batteries is extremely expensive

Long-lasting shampoo fragrance

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

Fragrances help sell shampoos. But they are one of the most expensive ingredients and easily washed away.

More digestible grass

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

An international team of scientists has discovered how to make grass more digestible.

MRSA resistant Staphylococcus bacteria

Kathryn Roberts, 07/02/2018

Tweaking the chemical structure of the antibiotic vancomycin may offer a new route to tackle the burgeoning problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers in Australia have discovered.

Nose for dodge booze

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

<p>An electronic nose has been developed to detect counterfeit alcohol</P>

Swallowable sensors

Maria Burke, 07/02/2018

In future, patients could swallow a gas-sensing capsule to diagnose gut disorders.

Vaccine research hub

Anthony King, 07/02/2018

A new vaccine research hub has been set up in the UK to target deadly diseases like Ebola and Zika.