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Reducing food waste with $15m grant from the National Science Foundation

Reducing food waste with $15m grant from the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded $15m in grants in the fight towards reducing food waste and increasing food security.
EIT InnoEnergy reveals significant investment in battery recycling start-up

EIT InnoEnergy reveals significant investment in battery recycling start-up

EIT InnoEnergy has announced a substantial investment in MECAWARE, a French battery recycling start-up that aims to provide electric vehicles with recycled batteries.
green bonds

NextGenerationEU green bonds for a more sustainable future

The European Commission has taken considerable steps towards the issuing of €250bn of NextGenerationEU green bonds to support green projects.
battery fires

Addressing the threat of lithium battery fires in electrical waste

The Batteries Roundtable outline the key advice in their recent report aiming to reduce lithium battery fires and improve the environmental impact of electrical waste and its processing.
chemicals in plastics

Investigation finds troubling level of chemicals in plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich have studied the chemicals in plastics worldwide, discovering surprisingly excessive levels of substances of potential concern deliberately used in everyday plastic products.
sustainable battery cells

Verkor announces €100m funding for developing sustainable battery cells

Verkor has revealed it has raised €100m of funding, which it will utilise for the research and production of sustainable battery cells.
Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Researchers at Texas A&M have discovered a way to use agriculture byproducts to produce sustainable bioplastics.
electric vehicle battery recycling

Using ultrasonic waves for electric vehicle battery recycling

Researchers have devised an electric vehicle battery recycling technique that utilises ultrasonic waves to recover valuable materials.
Achieving a more competitive and sustainable EU battery value chain

Achieving a more competitive and sustainable EU battery value chain

BATT4EU: a significant breakthrough in the attainment of a more competitive and sustainable EU battery value chain.
circular economy of electronic waste

The barriers obstructing a circular economy for electronic waste

Researchers have developed a framework to achieve a circular economy for electronic waste, a key objective in achieving a sustainable planet.
lead-acid batteries

What role can lead-acid batteries play in the circular economy?

Roger Miksad, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Battery Council International, spoke to Innovation News Network about their organisation and the latest in lead battery manufacturing and recycling.
plastic pollution

Using E.coli to convert plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring

A research team has developed an innovative method to combat plastic pollution, utilising E. coli bacteria to transform it into vanillin.
graphite

Graphite and the green energy transition

Dr Corina Hebestreit, Managing Director of The European Carbon and Graphite Association (ECGA), discusses the role of graphite in the green energy transition.
Ensuring the waste water sector meets environmental challenges

Ensuring the waste water sector meets environmental challenges

Europe’s waste water service providers can help meet the Green Deal’s ambitions, meet environmental challenges and make our water services fit for the future.
cobalt

Cobalt: a key commodity in the green energy transition

David Weight, past President of the Cobalt Institute (CI), speaks to Innovation News Network's about cobalt’s role in the green energy transition.
battery technologies

Battery technologies and the green energy transition

Modernising Europe’s legislation for battery technologies is a key step in building a circular supply chain but questions remain about how sustainable practices can...
Shifting policy towards a zero emission transport sector

Shifting policy towards a zero emission transport sector

Caterina Brandmayr, Green Alliance’s Head of Climate Policy, discusses what is needed from the policy sphere to foster a zero emission transport sector.
waste batteries

Europe’s strategy for regulating batteries and waste batteries

The Innovation Platform takes a look at EuRIC's response to the EU’s Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation.
renewable energy

Energy target sparks French renewable energy revolution

New EU policy has prompted France to innovate its renewable energy strategy, with the aims of becoming Europe’s leaders in green energy.
lithium batteries

An energy-efficient method for recycling lithium batteries

Researchers have devised a technique for recycling the inner components of lithium batteries, reducing demand for raw materials and energy.

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