Preparing for the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System

In preparation for the launch of the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System, the BioMonitor project participated in this year’s Community of Practice Workshop hosted by...

Horizon 2020 project to create a value chain system for aquaculture

A Horizon 2020 project has developed a sustainable and profitable value chain system for aquaculture production in the Atlantic regions. All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable...

New wearable energy harvesting textile harnesses solar power

Researchers create a new energy harvesting textile that allows the wearer to harness solar energy to be converted into electrical energy. According to their 2030...

European biodiversity: 81% of protected habitat in poor condition

The European Commission has published its latest assessment of European biodiversity and a comprehensive overview of the most vulnerable habitats protected under EU law. Intensive...

Scientists create new plastics from reclaimed waste

A German consortium has created a new plastic made from reclaimed waste, which degrades in less than a year and can be produced at an industrial scale. In a new process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and...

UK invests £160m to upgrade offshore wind energy infrastructure

The British Prime Minister has announced a £160m investment to upgrade offshore wind energy infrastructure in Northern England, Scotland, and Wales. The funding will be made available to upgrade ports and the UK’s offshore wind energy infrastructure. Prime Minister Boris...

$14bn to support US aquaculture producers during the pandemic

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) urges aquaculture producers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP-2) in light of a new $14bn investment. The USDA will take several actions to assist farmers, aquaculture producers, and consumers in response...

Research suggests the Amazon rainforest could soon become a savanna

A large part of the Amazon rainforest is approaching a tipping point where it could soon become a savanna-type ecosystem, according to new research. The research, which is published in the journal Nature Communications, used computer models of the Amazon...

New study to assess the impact of tyre particles on the marine environment

A three-year project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council aims to assess the impact of tyre particles on the marine environment. The project – Lost at Sea: where are all the tyre particles? (TYRE-LOSS) – will build on a...

4.3m to develop an energy system for capturing and storing solar energy

A Horizon 2020 project, led by from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has been granted €4.3m from the EU for the team to develop a new energy system for capturing and storing solar energy. The project will use specially designed...

Member States commit to €998m investment in energy infrastructure

EU Member States have committed to investing €998m in key European energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The largest portion of the funding will be allocated to the Baltic Synchronisation Project. The European Commission will invest €720m...

European Research Area to further climate neutrality and digital leadership

The European Commission has announced its new European Research Area which will support the Union’s transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership whilst strengthening Europe’s resilience against future crises. Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe...

Arnhem implements new IoT solution to energy management

Arnhem, Netherlands, has adopted OpenRemote’s open-source IoT solution to develop an intelligent energy management system. This new energy management platform will allow city officials to automate and oversee a distributed energy system combining solar and wind power installations, electric fleet...

The SPARC emission-free power plant

MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) have published a new series of papers outlining the progress of the SPARC project, which aims to create an emission-free power plant. MIT and CFS’ research agreement aims to develop a next-generation fusion research...


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