Tag Archives: Recycling

System Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity

In a bid to achieve energy-efficient cool air supply, Professor Michael Leung Kwok-hi from the City University of Hong Kong is working on a novel technology that can convert waste heat from AC systems into electricity, according to a press release by the university.

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Scientists Create ‘Super Enzyme’ That Eats Plastic Bottles Six Times Faster than Previous Enzymes

Enzymes produced in the stomachs of certain bacteria found during several high-profile discoveries have been combined by English scientists to create a super enzyme, reducing the time it takes for these chemicals to depolymerize, or breakdown plastic from weeks into mere hours.

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Old Batteries Can Now Be Recycled into Fertilizer

Old Batteries Can Now Be Recycled into Fertilizer

An Australian company has managed to close the loop on the energy-metal cycle as they recover zinc and manganese from spent batteries , using the metal dust to create a micro-nutrient supplement for plant fertilizers. The company, Lithium Australia, shared a press release in which they reported having successfully […] See more about this here: Old Batteries Can Now Be

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First-of-its-kind Clean Hydrogen Plant Planned for Los Angeles County

First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County

Workers sort through recyclables at Los Angeles Recycling Center.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times) Workers sort through recyclables at Los Angeles Recycling Center. An energy company with big ambitions to produce the clean fuel of the future announced a deal Tuesday with Lancaster officials to make hydrogen by using […] See more about this here: First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned

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Making Plastic from Sugarcane Scrap and CO2

Making Plastic from Sugarcane Scrap and CO2

Packaging is a real problem in society, causing pollution, and taking up a lot of raw materials. But what if it were possible to make plastic packaging from sugarcane scrap and capture CO2? A new study led by Durham University has conceived of exactly such a process, reports ArsTechnica […] interestingengineering.com See more about this here: Making Plastic from Sugarcane

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Superworms Digest Plastic: Superpower Made Possible by Bacterial Sidekicks

Superworms Digest Plastic: Superpower Made Possible by Bacterial Sidekicks

Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for reptiles, fish and birds. In addition to their relatively large size (about 2 inches long), these worms have another superpower: They can degrade polystyrene plastic. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have linked this ability to a strain

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