Press Releases

Emissions targets are out of reach without a massive technological shift in Europe's basic industries

Oct 05, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​The targets for lower emissions of carbon dioxide from Europe's basic industries are out of reach, without urgent introduction of innovative carbon dioxide mitigation technologies. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology draw this conclusion after several years of research into carbon-intensive industry in Europe.

Oct 01, 2015 07:21 BST Uppsala University Electrochromic windows, so-called ‘smart windows’, share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries – their limited lifespan. Researchers at Uppsala University have now worked out an entirely new way to rejuvenate smart windows which have started to show signs of age. The study, published in the distinguished science journal Nature Materials, may open the way to other areas of application.

Programme to flush away poverty in Indian city launches at Global Citizen Festival

Sep 29, 2015 14:44 BST Practical Action H&M Conscious Foundation and Practical Action have announced a new $1.3M project to bring clean water and safe sanitation to one of the poorest communities in India.

Sep 21, 2015 10:00 BST Feedback Global Environmental organisation Feedback has uncovered systemic issues related to imbalances of power and unfair trading practices throughout European agricultural supply chains, resulting in significant impact on food waste levels, farmers livelihoods and food security in Kenya.

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent

Aug 24, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent – while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm that was developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology.

Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3D

Jun 17, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​A group of researchers have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. The effect is that raw material based on wood will be able to compete with fossil-based plastics and metals in the on-going additive manufacturing revolution.

New bus routes and bike friendly buses introduced.

Jun 15, 2015 16:30 BST Moray Council Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead. In addition, local services to and from the new Forres health centre have been increased to run every hour, with a drop-off point inside the health centre grounds.

New campaign will accelerate energy access for all by ten years

May 22, 2015 10:25 BST Practical Action New coalition will press Governments and funders to leap-frog fossil fuels and advance renewable, decentralized energy for 1.2 billion people who are energy poor

Financial industry needs to concentrate its efforts to curb climate change in time

May 12, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden There are eight months left until the climate change conference in Paris. Aside from establishing a global agreement, we need the innovative capabilities of the business sector, combined with the financial industry’s mechanisms to enable the transition to a low-carbon society. These are the thoughts of the Church of Sweden in a report on responsible investment, which is being published today.

Eggs and chicken instead of beef reap major climate gains

Apr 01, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Beef on our plates is one of the biggest climate villains, but that does not mean we have to adopt a vegan diet to reach climate goals. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology show that adopting a diet in which the protein derives from poultry is a smart and inexpensive way to reduce our impact on the climate.