26 September 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, a collaboration to develop novel treatments for cardiometabolic diseases, Imperial College London has been recognised for their work in developing a concrete that captures carbon, and more.


Ineos has acquired Eramet Titanium & Iron for $245 million. Located in Norway, the company produces raw materials used in the pigments industry.

Imperial College London has launched an online investment portal, which it says will empower startup founders to reach a global investment audience. The portal will connect student, staff, and alumni founders directly with new investors.

The US government is providing $47.7 million in funding to 16 research, development, and demonstration projects to advance clean hydrogen technologies. The selected projects will aim to lower technology costs, enhance hydrogen infrastructure, and improve the performance of hydrogen fuel cells.


Researchers at Imperial College London have been recognised for their work in developing a concrete that captures carbon. The award comes from the Worshipful Company of Engineers. The researchers recently received £1 million in UK government investment for their new technology.


ExxonMobil's Low Carbon Solutions Business has been awarded with four licences from the UK Regulator to test for potential locations to store captured carbon dioxide under the UK's North Sea. The company will partner with Shell on three of the licences and Neptune Energy on the fourth.


Novo Nordisk and Valo Health are collaborating to discover and develop novel treatments for cardiometabolic diseases using human data and AI. Valo will receive an upfront payment and a potential near-term milestone payment totaling $60 million.

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has received more than 5600 comments on proposals for restricting PFAS. The comments will be checked by ECHA’s scientific committee for risk assessment and socio-economic analysis. Comments submitted during the consultation are available on the ECHA website.


The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation has published a report to raise awareness of actions that can be taken to tackle methane emissions from livestock and rice production. The report was compiled by 54 international scientists and experts from the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership.

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