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Aussie hydrogen project

Anthony King, 08/11/2018

Australia has begun a $15m trial to convert solar and wind power into hydrogen gas.

Biorefinery for coffee waste

Cath O'Driscoll, 08/11/2018

‘Coffee is one of the most bioactive beverages on the planet.

Chemicals from CO2

Maria Burke, 08/11/2018

Low-cost renewable electricity has raised the prospect of using electrochemistry to synthesise chemicals presently sourced from fossil fuels.

Cool fuel cell

Anthony King, 08/11/2018

Scientists in the US have described a new methane fuel cell that operates at around 500°C

CRISPR editing has expanded scope

Maria Burke, 08/11/2018

The genome editing system CRISPR has developed into an important tool in medical research.

Friendlier feeds

Cath O'Driscoll, 08/11/2018

Population growth and a rising demand for meat and fish are pushing up demand for soya and fish meal used to make animal and fish feed.

Fungal biostimulant

Cath O'Driscoll, 08/11/2018

A cocktail of chemicals produced after fermentation by a natural fungus promises to help boost crop yields.

Gluten-free flours from fruits

Cath O'Driscoll, 08/11/2018

Fruits and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food, with almost half of all the fruit and veg we produce ending up as food waste.

Microalgae crop

Cath O'Driscoll, 08/11/2018

Algae could be ‘the most elegant solution ever found’ to feeding and fueling the planet.

Non-compliant chemicals

Maria Burke, 08/11/2018

A third of chemicals lack sufficient toxicological data to comply with EU rules.

Porous liquids splash

Anthony King, 08/11/2018

Porous materials are normally solids, with rigid cage structures used for separation and storage technologies, and for catalysis.

Space hormone for off-world farmers

Anthony King, 08/11/2018

To live in space or on lunar colonies, people will need to grow food crops.

Trojan horse antibiotic

Maria Burke, 08/11/2018

A new antibiotic shows promise for treating highly resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

Volatile audience

Anthony King, 08/11/2018

Chemical emissions from cinema audiences could be used to rate the age appropriateness of films.