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A decarbonised electricity supply offers most benefits

Electricity grid

Reducing the impact of electricity generation on global warming is a challenge that has been taken up by an international team of researchers.

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.

China is breathing easy

Carbon emissions

Making good on a commitment to improve China’s air, the country’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has announced a three year plan to cut volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 10%. The MEE is targeting almost every VOC source from oil and gas operations to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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.

Focus on net positive outcomes for nature


Global policy-makers are advised to adopt a new approach to reduce biodiversity loss.

New solution to reducing landfill waste

Landfill waste

Scientists develop industrial-strength adhesive to dismantle various materials, reducing waste thrown to landfill.

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.

CIEX day 1: Plotting a course for the future

Industry 4.0

On the 9th and 10th of October innovation experts and practitioners from the consumer, industrial and speciality chemical sectors gathered at the CIEX 2019 (Chemical Innovation Exchange) conference which was held in Frankfurt Germany. Delegates gained a deeper understanding of the many possibilities open to industry through technology, collaboration and innovation. During the first day delegates heard about the move towards the collaborative business model.

How to achieve healthy ageing

Healthy Ageing

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Dr David Brown, medical researcher, visited SCI HQ to give his Public Evening Lecture on ‘What Individuals Can Do to Achieve Healthy Ageing’.