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Journal Highlights October 2019


SCI’s peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles from leading scientists in emerging areas. Their work addresses global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

UK Government bringing businesses together

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency.

Businesses in the UK have been invited to apply for a share of £5 million to improve the resource and energy efficiency of so-called foundation industries.

CIEX Day Two: The Digital Revolution

Industry 4.0

On 9 and 10 October 2019, innovation experts and practitioners from the consumer, industrial and speciality chemical sectors gathered to CIEX 2019 (Chemical Innovation Exchange) conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Delegates gained a deeper understanding of the many possibilities open to industry through technology, collaboration and innovation. During the second day, chaired by Sharon Todd, CEO of SCI, delegates heard about the impact and benefits of digitalisation.

Amino acids produced from waste could provide sustainable plant feed

farming land

A way to produce a greener fertiliser could be a step closer as a new process transforms waste into citrulline.

New options to remove carbon dioxide from the environment


Researchers at The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have been working with members at several organisations to evaluate the benefits and risks associated with six different land-based greenhouse gas (GHG) removal options. Their findings have been published in a report.

Scotland PhD competition winner - Yalinu Poya

Yalinu Poya

Each year, SCI’s Scotland group runs a competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business.

Small changes adding up to big gains

Investment growth in agriculture

Taking the concept of marginal gains, whereby many small changes add up to overall significant improvements, researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK are applying this to the food system. They believe that their improvements could lead to a reduction in agricultural land use by between 21% and 37%.

Journal Highlights September 2019


SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Announcing CPI as a corporate partner


SCI is pleased to announce that CPI – a leading independent technology innovation centre – is the newest member of our Corporate Partnership Scheme.

Ensuring everyone gets fed

World Hunger Day

Hunger remains a huge global problem which is being tackled not only by local communities, but by the global research community. As we approach Freedom From Hunger day, 28 September 2019, we look at some of the work being done to address the problems.