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Scientists Make Plastic From Sugar and Carbon Dioxide

Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath.

Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the world”s fastest-growing greenhouse gas sources. Demand for air travel is projected to double in the next

Fuel Cells – the Future of Carbon Capture?

On paper, the idea is brilliant: Capture carbon dioxide molecules from a power plant’s emissions before they reach the atmosphere, while also generating power. The concept, formally known as carbon capture, is simple. Its execution, though, is challenging. Despite the challenges, could fuel cells help cut global emissions? ExxonMobil scientist Tim Barckholtz thinks so. Along