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Value From Solid Wine Waste
‘waste to value’ technology enables on-site processing of solid wine waste to produce tartaric acid and grape sugar. These are both key ingredients in the global food manufacturing value chain. The market demand for tartaric acid alone is expected to be US$3.16 billion by 2022. Applying this technology to large-scale wine production improves production flexibility (including input cost flexibility), and generates better environmental outcomes. https://www.amgc.org.au/project/value-from-solid-wine-waste/
13th October 2019 by michael-sharp... 3 Comments
(12 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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Plastic free tea bags
Synthetic tea bags have been brought up in the past as a product that can harm the environment. However, did you know that it can also harm our bodies when we consume tea? Synthetic tea bags are melting microplastics into our cups. These plastic free tea brands are great because they differ by being biodegradable and compostable. https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/best-plastic-free-tea-bags-clipper-t2-pukka-twinings-a8982626.html
10th October 2019 by shaina-barrag... 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Extracting CO2 from the atmosphere to make fuel
Based in Canada, Carbon Engineering’s Direct Air Capture system directly removes CO2 from the atmosphere, purifies it, and produces a pipeline-ready compressed CO2 liquid using only energy and water. This CO2 can be combined with non-fossil fuel-generated hydrogen, to produce ultra-low carbon intensity hydrocarbon fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and Jet Fuel-A. www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/10/08/carbon-engineering-taking-co2-right-out-of-the-air-to-make-gasoline/
10th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Shoes made with recycled ocean plastic
In 2019 Adidas expects to make 11 million pairs of shoes with recycled ocean plastic. That's more than double what it made in 2018. Adidas says their partnership with Parley for the Oceans has prevented 2,810 tons of plastic from reaching the oceans. And this is just the first step. Adidas is also developing a 100% recyclable shoe called the Futurecraft Loop. This shoe is made to be remade- it can be returned and broken down to create a brand-new pair.  https://www.businessinsider.com/adidas-sneakers-plastic-bottles-ocean-waste-recycle-pollution-2019-8
10th October 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A road that repairs itself
With a mix of additives and old rubber tires, this new pavement creates a putty that reacts to water. When water hits the road, the putty makes calcium silicates that fill any cracks, producing a constantly self-repairing road. https://www.springwise.com/sustainability-innovation/construction/self-regenerating-rubber-pavement
3rd October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Generating power from darkness
A new “anti-solar panel” could be able to bridge the gap left by solar energy, collecting energy from the night sky. The thermoelectric generator-based device, developed by a team of researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, harnesses the variance in temperature between Earth and outer space, by using “a passive cooling mechanism known as radiative sky cooling to maintain the cold side of a thermoelectric generator several degrees below ambient” according to the researchers study, published in the scientific journal Joule.  https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Solar-Energy/This-Anti-Solar-Panel-Could-Generate-Power-From-Darkness.html
29th September 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)