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Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics

GreenBiz Group

May 11, 2020

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics Joel Makower Mon, 05/11/2020 - 00:44 At first glance, the sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility. There are hundreds of buildings and countless miles of pipes, conveyors, distillers, cooling towers, valves, pumps,

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Heat-efficient solar cell created by researchers

A next-generation solar cell that can maintain efficiency in the heat has been developed by engineers at Iowa State University. This solar cell takes advantage of the electro-optical properties of perovskite materials, and the materials are much more stable at high temperatures. One problem with the current generation of silicon solar cells is their relatively low efficiency at converting solar

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Electricity-generating windows follow solar cell breakthrough

Sustainability Matters

April 20, 2020

Australian researchers have revealed that 2 m2 of solar window will generate the same amount of power as a standard rooftop solar panel. Semitransparent solar cells incorporated into window glass have been tipped by Australian scientists as a game changer that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, as outlined in a paper published in Nano Energy. Led by Professor

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Computers & Electronics, Energy, Environment & Climate


Sustainable energy from waste for better future

Sustainability Matters

April 19, 2020

Australia is one of the biggest producers of municipal waste per capita in the world. Every year, Australia saves 25 million tonnes of waste from going to landfill. But it takes very little to make a truckload of separated waste unusable, which is the general waste problem. Even some of the most environmentally savvy people don’t fully understand where everything goes in our complicated waste and

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Energy, Environment & Climate, Waste Management & Recycling