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IHS Inc., USA

IHS is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is also the leading provider of information management solutions for environmental, health and safety comp more

Carbon Minds GmbH, Germany

We are engineers and sustainability experts. We do lifecycle data for evidence-based decision making in the chemical industry. We built the world’s largest life cycle database for the chemical industry. Our data is your guide to reducing your environmental impact. Use our data to perform your own a more

News Sustainability

  • Chemical industry agrees on global standard for calculating product carbon footprint

    As part of the joint initiative “Together for Sustainability” (TfS), 37 companies from the chemical industry, including BASF, have agreed on a global guideline for calculating product carbon footprints (PCFs). Product carbon footprints are an important information for steering emissions in the value more

  • Report lays out future scenarios for global chemical industry

    A new report sends a dire warning to the chemical industry, which it says is on track for a future global warming scenario with catastrophic consequences, and sets out tangible, credible pathways for the sector to become an enabler of a sustainable global economy by 2050, while overseeing dramatic g more

  • Recycled PET bottles are turned into adhesive tapes

    tesa is launching another new, innovative packaging tape. The new tesa® 60412 includes a backing with 70% recycled (PCR) PET and a water-based acrylic adhesive system. The company is thus expanding its product portfolio of high-performance packaging tapes, which are partly made from recycled materia more

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Videos Sustainability

3D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. The project is part of DOE’s Critical Materials ... more

From the Toilet to the Tank – Biofuels from Sewage

What we flush can be converted into a biocrude oil with properties very similar to fossil fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have worked out a process that does not require that sewage be dried before transforming it under heat and pressure to biocrude. Metro Vancouver in C ... more

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q&more articles Sustainability

  • Vital wheat gluten, a protein with potential

    For almost every one of the 17 goals that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out, food and its value chain plays an important role [1]. With this agenda, the United Nations has created a global framework for action that addresses all social players. more

  • Thinking and Acting for the Long-Term

    Given the rising world population and the demands for growth and prosperity, the natural foundations of life and resources are under pressure. Using and maintaining these sustainably, both commercially and ecologically, is increasingly a focus in terms of corporate behavior. The demand for environmentally friendly processes and products is the catalyst for innovative achievements. more

  • A colorful variety of reactions

    The continuing trend towards sustainability, naturalness and healthy nutrition is making plant-based food ingredients with biofunctional and technofunctional properties increasingly important. Polyphenols, synthesized by plants as secondary metabolites, possess the molecular characteristics to fulfill many of these requirements. They can also react to form interesting products. more

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Authors Sustainability

  • Dr. Mahmoud Masri

    Mahmoud Masri accomplished his studies in Applied Chemistry at the University of Damascus and received his Master in 2010. He has been working as Quality Assurance Manager for five years. In 2019, he obtained his doctoral degree in biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a dis more

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner

    Andrea Buettner, born in 1971, studied food chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Researching on aromas, she received her doctorate and qualification as a professor from the Technical University of Munich. Since 2007, she has built up the business field Product Performance and the more

  • Dr. Norbert Mehlmer

    Norbert Mehlmer, born in 1977, studied biology at the University of Salzburg and wrote his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. He earned his doctorate in genetics/microbiology at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna. Subsequently, more

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