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3D-printed “vegie” battery from Scotland

The aim of engineers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland was to create more sustainable and efficient power storage systems. This is the idea behind a new 3D-printed recyclable battery whose raw materials derive from vegetable starch. In order…

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Global Recycling Day 2021

Today is Global Recycling Day, established in 2018 by the Global Recycling Foundation to highlight the fact that sorting waste correctly gives it a new lease of life, helps to avoid wasting resources and is one of the most important…

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Launch of the new energy label

The new energy label will come into force as from 1 March 2021: it will include some changes required to solve some previous critical issues. The energy efficiency of products has continued to improve over the years, so more and…

energy

First World Energy Transition Day launched

The eleventh assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) begins today. Up until 21 January, the assembly will bring together virtually (for obvious reasons it will be conducted in strictly digital mode) over 2000 participants, including heads of state,…

energy

Covid Lanes, the Legambiente dossier on sustainable mobility

2020 was the year of pop-up bike lanes, that is the bike lanes that rapidly popped up due to the change in urban mobility following the Covid-19 emergency. The post lockdown period in Italy was in fact characterised by an…

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The first hydrogen-fuelled home heating project gets under way

A unique experimental project is being launched in Scotland: H100 Fife, the first green hydrogen-fuelled home heating project, will be constructed by the SNG energy company in Fife, an administrative area overlooking the North Sea. From the end of 2022,…

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Offshore wind power arrives in the Strait of Sicily

Floating wind turbines will be installed in the Strait of Sicily thanks to a maxi project called MeDWos (acronym for Mediterranean wind off shore), involving the construction of Italy's first offshore wind farm by Renexia, a Toto Group company. On…

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Lignin becomes a resource for nylon production

Researchers at the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy have discovered how to bring lignin from the Kraft process, an industrial method of chemical extraction of cellulose from wood, back into the production cycle. This is an industrial…

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Record renewable energy sources: in May they cover 50% of electricity consumption

2020 will be a memorable year for many reasons, including the significant drop in energy consumption and the contribution of renewable sources. The closures imposed in response to the pandemic have, in fact, led to a number of records, including…

 
 
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