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Plastic in our Walls?
Plastics can give off toxic gases when they degrade - so not a great housing material. But what if you could make plastic waste benign while harnessing its benefits (lightweight, strong, fire retardant). This would not only reduce landfill, but also reduce the amount of concrete blocks used in a house or school with a corresponding reduction in concrete-related GHG emissions. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-crisis-of-plastic-waste-pollution-has-a-promising-new-solution/ar-AA189Fl6
4 March 2023 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Sustainable Steel for Offshore Wind
Steel plate produced from recycled steel via an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) has a significantly lower emissions profile than steel produced utilising a more traditional oxygen furnace. But as with all recycling industries, you may not be able to use the next generation of product in all the same applications as the first generation. The off-shore wind industry is an example where virgin steel plate is used to ensure maximum strength and durability. But that may be about to change.https://electrek.co/2023/01/20/nucor-most-sustainable-steel-us-offshore-wind-industry/
3 March 2023 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Commercial trials for Waterless Dyeing
A new 100% water-free textile dying process is about to be commercially trialled in Geelong, Australia. The process can still deliver vibrant colours, anti-odour, fire-retardancy, moisture wicking and other features of modern coated textiles - but requires absolutely no water, 86% less energy and 88% less chemistry.  https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/commercial-trials-expected-in-2023-for-australian-developed-waterless-dyeing-process
21 February 2023 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Revolutionizing Energy: Advanced Fusion Prototype Holds Promise for Sustainable Future
A new fusion energy advanced prototype with power plant-relevant magnet technology will be built by Tokamak Energy at United Kingd
20 February 2023 by Michael Sharp...

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Coming to a campus near you: Nuclear microreactors
Microreactors will be “transformative” because they can be built in factories and hooked up on site in a plug-and-play way, sa
20 February 2023 by Michael Sharp...

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Self cleaning touchscreens
General Motors has received a patent for a fascinating self-cleaning technology that could eliminate the annoyance of smudgy finge
18 February 2023 by IdeaSpies