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Scientists develop turbine that can harness electricity from ocean currents

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2017

Scientists have developed a new turbine that can harness energy from ocean currents to produce low-cost and sustainable electricity.

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Nike unveils Flyleather: a sustainable leather material made with 50 percent recycled leather fiber

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 21, 2017

Putting sustainability at the heart of the fashion industry is no easy feat, but key players across the value chain continue to demonstrate that they’re up to the task.

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New type of washable solar cell developed

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 20, 2017

Scientists have developed a new type of water-proof solar cell which can provide electricity even after being soaked in water or stretched and compressed.

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Solar clothes to power your devices

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 20, 2017

Scientists, according to work published in the Nature Energy science journal, say they have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and...

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H&M Foundation, HKRITA find way to recycle textiles

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

The non-profit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) together have found groundbreaking solution to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and...

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IIT Madras: New eco-friendly cement being tested for use in industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 13, 2017

A research collaboration between India and Switzerland on a new cement material that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturing process is set to take off into implementation.

The construction sector is a major contributor to global carbon dioxide...

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Scientists make methanol using oxygen

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

Scientists have found a way to produce methanol — an important chemical often used as fuel in vehicles — using oxygen in the air, an advance that may lead to cleaner, greener industrial processes worldwide.

Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at...

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Scientists develop new device can turn heat energy to fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

Scientists have developed a device that could turn the heat generated by electronics into a usable fuel source, an advance that may help save energy.

The device is a multicomponent, multi layered composite material called a van der Waals Schottky diode, said...

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Stanford Researchers Mimic Structure Of Insects Eyes To Make Perovskite Solar Cells More Durable

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

The single most important factor driving the installation of more solar panels worldwide is cost. As solar panels get cheaper, the decision to build solar power plants instead of  conventional coal, natural gas, or nuclear power plants gets easier.

Perovskites — a...

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Cyborg bacteria can harvest solar energy to produce fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 24, 2017

Scientists have created cyborg bacteria - microbes covered with tiny, highly efficient solar panels - that are better than plants at harvesting the Sun's energy to produce fuel from carbon dioxide and water.

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life...

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