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Reducing the carbon footprint of dried organic pasta

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine,  popular worldwide owing to its convenience, versatility and nutritional value.  About 14.3 million metric tons of pasta is produced annually worldwide, with  22.7% of the total being produced in Italy.

Sustainable gin from first-ever hydrogen-powered distillery

Gin distillation
First gin distillery to produce environmentally friendly gin by using hydrogen from renewables.

Journal Highlights August 2019

Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. 

Harnessing the power of solar panels

Solar panel

A new study shows a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels.

Event review: SCI Postgraduate Scholars' Showcase

SCI Scholars showcase event: Zulfa Fathima (Daphne Jackson Fellow), Xin Yi Ong (Travel bursary winner) and Ivalina Minova (current SCI Scholar)

SCI’s Early Careers Committee (ECC) held the first Postgraduate Scholars’ Showcase event at SCI HQ, London, on 3 July.

Green chemistry award winners

Green chemistry

The annual US Green Chemistry Challenge awards promote the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry. The awards are managed by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, and the 2019 awards saw four winners.  

Drones deliver on-demand medicines


Ghana is the latest African country to adopt drones for the delivery of urgent medicine, blood and vaccines to patients, following success of the technology in rural Rwanda.

The challenges of microplastics

Julius Kreissig

Julius Kreissig, Senior Consultant in Environmental Policy & Economics at Wood PLC, discusses the adverse effects of microplastics on human health and the environment, and his view on the responses from governments in addressing this concern.

Study urges change in diet to save the earth

Farming land

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are highlighting the correlation between dairy and meat consumption, and land degradation.

Altering land use a critical part of the climate solution


The ways in which global businesses are using land are a "major contributor" to climate change and must be radically transformed if the aims of the Paris Agreement are to be met, says a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).