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Swedish startup raises €21 million to accelerate the commercialisation of its cell-free biomanufacturing technology

"EnginZyme provides a unique and green solution with the potential to drive the chemical sector in a sustainable direction"

22-Dec-2022

EnginZyme, a green tech company developing biomanufacturing processes for the sustainable manufacturing of everyday products, announced that it had raised €21 million in a Series B financing round. New investors, including Almi Invest GreenTech, Navigare Ventures and Bunge Ventures, join existing ...

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Researchers harvest electricity from wood soaking in water

"The great advantage of this technology is that the wood can readily be used for other purposes once it’s depleted as an energy source"

13-Dec-2022

Water and wood may one day be all that’s needed to provide electrical power for a household. At a time when energy is a critical issue for many millions of people worldwide, scientists in Sweden have managed to generate electricity with the help of these two renewable resources. The method ...

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Ultra-sensitive optical sensor can reduce hydrogen’s risks

AI technology led the way

09-Dec-2022

In the pursuit of clean and renewable energy, hydrogen plays an important role. But a major challenge facing this transition is that the gas is explosive when mixed with air. For this reason, it is crucial to be able to detect hydrogen leaks as early as possible. Now researchers at Chalmers ...

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New research reveals wastewater treatment plants can catch a cold

02-Nov-2022

Just like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals the implications for the surrounding environment in case the plant catches a cold. The efficient running of wastewater treatment plants is an ...

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PCG completes acquisition of Perstorp

Ambition to preserve and grow the value of Perstorp, focusing on its growth projects

12-Oct-2022

Perstorp announced that it has been acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of PETRONAS Group, on 11 October 2022. In May this year, PCG signed a Securities Purchase Agreement with Financière Forêt S.à.r.l, a company under PAI ...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry

Nobel Prize goes to a trio of researchers from the USA and Denmark

05-Oct-2022

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 to Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University, CA, USA), Morten Meldal (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and K. Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA, USA) “for the development of click ...

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 goes to three quantum researchers from France, USA and Austria

Entangled states – from theory to technology

04-Oct-2022

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 to Alain Aspect (Université Paris-Saclay and École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France), John F. Clauser (J.F. Clauser & Assoc., Walnut Creek, CA, USA) and Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna, Austria) “for ...

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Making stable molecules reactive with light

Modulating the photocyclization reactivity of diarylethenes through changes in the excited-state aromaticity of the π-linker

15-Sep-2022

Researchers at Linköping University have used computer simulations to show that stable aromatic molecules can become reactive after absorbing light. The results, published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, may have long-term applications in such areas as the storage of solar energy, ...

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Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

06-Sep-2022

Letting children play with hand-me-down plastic toys could constitute a health risk. When researchers at the University of Gothenburg tested a large number of old toys and dress-up items made of plastic, 84 per cent of the items were found to contain toxins that can disrupt growth and development ...

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Nouryon achieves carbon neutrality at five manufacturing sites

22-Jul-2022

Nouryon announced that five manufacturing sites are carbon neutral. This achievement supports the company’s sustainability agenda, ‘Commitment to a Sustainable Future’, which includes targets to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, versus a 2019 base year, as well as ...

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