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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.

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.

Citrus peel offers alternative route to bio-based PEF-plastics

Sari Rautiainen, Senior Scientist at VTT, proposes a new circular approach to PEF plastics: from citrus peel to plastic bottles.

New facility to accelerate battery recycling research at University of Birmingham

New battery testing and storage facilities have been installed at the University of Birmingham, in a bid to accelerate battery recycling research.

Could seawater be an alternative to mined raw materials in batteries?

A circular economy around coastal areas could see metals from seawater transformed into a replacement for mined raw materials in batteries.

Tackling the global waste crisis with refillable packaging

An environmental consultancy firm discusses how refillable packaging could help to solve global waste issues.

New research hub to boost the circular economy in the UK

The University of Exeter’s research hub will spearhead efforts to create a sustainable, circular economy in the UK and boost sustainability.

Putting an end to marine plastic pollution

Joao Sousa spoke to International Editor Clifford Holt about the problem of marine plastic pollution and some of the potential solutions.

Innovation in the construction industry

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre is driving transformational change across the construction industry

VTT has created new cleaning and manufacturing methods to promote the circular economy of hospital textiles

VTT’s new project has created cleaning and manufacturing methods for hospital textiles in order to further the circular economy.

The Academy of Finland awards €10m funding under its ‘Special funding for RDI partnership networks’ call

The Academy of Finland has granted €10m to higher education institutions and government research institutes.

Three routes towards a circular economy of packaging materials

Finding solutions to tackle the issue of plastic packaging waste is urgent. VTT has mapped out three paths that brands and packaging manufacturers can...

New bioplastic film made from a by-product of palm oil

Researchers from Malaysia have created a new bioplastic film made from a by-product of palm oil to reduce plastic pollution and biological waste from...

European Commission launch a €1bn call for green research projects

The European Commission has launched a €1bn call for research projects that respond to issues caused by the current climate crisis. The Commission is...

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Current and advanced nuclear reactors: How safe is safe enough?

Researchers at North Carolina State University are embracing risk technologies to enable and ensure safe, secure, and cost-competitive operations for the current and advanced...

American Lithium Minerals advances mineral exploration projects across North America

As nickel and manganese are essential to national security, AMLM are advancing their mineral exploration projects to find these commodities.

My inner dinosaur – what can palaeontology teach us about human anatomy?

Professor Dr P Martin Sander of the University Bonn's Paleontology Department takes us on the fascinating journey that forged human evolution and explains how...

Rapidly developing battery minerals by connecting electric vehicle end users upstream

To accelerate access by the electric vehicle (EV) industry to desperately needed battery minerals, QX Resources is directly linking the end users to multiple ‘upstream’...

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LPI produces battery-grade lithium carbonate from Maricunga project

Lithium Power International has produced lithium carbonate with a 99.92% purity battery grade at its Maricunga lithium project.

Australian Government approves QPM’s TECH project for critical metals

Queensland Pacific Metals has received approval from the Government to develop the company’s TECH Project for critical metals.

Lithium Power International addresses media reports about Maricunga lithium brine project

Lithium Power International (LIPI) provides an update on recent Chilean media reports regarding the company's Maricunga lithium brine project.

LithiumBank reveal exceptional results from DLE testing at its Boardwalk Lithium Brine Project

Lithiumbank has announced results from the Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) test work on brine from its Boardwalk Lithium Brine Project.

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Mass spectrometers for environmental applications

In the midst of a climate crisis, Hiden Analytical are using sustainable mass spectrometers in order to create sustainable technology for energy production. With the...

Volt Carbon Technologies’ air classification technology revolutionises graphite purification

Graphite mining and solid-state battery experts – Volt Carbon Technologies – outline their state-of-the-art air classification technology that propels graphite ore purification to unparalleled...

CUA polymer-fibre satellite micropropulsion systems readying for launch

CU Aerospace is preparing to launch a series of innovative micropropulsion systems for flight on satellites in the near future. Champaign-Urbana Aerospace (CUA) has developed...

Ensuring a circular economy in rare earth production

Ionic Rare Earths is assisting the global transition to clean energy through rare earth production and magnet recycling. Australian listed company, Ionic Rare Earths Limited...

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Lithium Power International on-track to secure 100% ownership of Maricunga Lithium Brine project

Lithium Power International (LPI) has made significant progress on the planned consolidation of its Maricunga Lithium Brine project in Chile.

US’ lithium production could be greatly increased by new Inflation Reduction Act

Galvanic reflect on how the new Inflation Reduction Act could accelerate the US’ lithium production, as the country plans to dominate the EV industry.

Power Nickel reveals C$3 million non-brokered private placement of 10,000,000 FT Units

Power Nickel Inc. has announced a proposed non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 flow-through units (FT Units).

QPM strikes $69m deal with General Motors as part of sustainable electric vehicle development

Queensland Pacific Metals have signed an agreement with General Motors to support the demand for sustainable electric vehicle production.