How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals

Researchers analyzed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-neutral future.

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Making biofuels cheaper by putting plants to work

One strategy to make biofuels more competitive is to make plants do some of the work themselves. Scientists can engineer plants to produce valuable chemical compounds, or bioproducts, as they grow. Then the bioproducts can be extracted from the plant and the remaining plant material can be converted into fuel. But one important part of this strategy has remained unclear — exactly how much of a particular bioproduct would plants need to make in order to make the process economically feasible?

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McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car could have 20-mile electric range, arrives late 2020

McLaren 765LTA McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car with 20 miles of electric range could arrive later this year, according to Autocar magazine. The sports car, which is expected to sit on a lower rung of the McLaren lineup, will debut this summer, with first deliveries later in the year, according to the report. The powertrain will reportedly consist of a…

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Harvard Study: Green Buildings Provide Nearly $6 Billion in Benefits to Health and Climate

These previously undocumented health and climate benefits are in addition to $7.5B in energy savings, for a combined $13B in total benefits FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Did you know buildings can deliver billions of dollars’ worth of public health benefits. Yup, so that’s including fewer hospitalizations and reducedContinue Reading

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First drive review: 2020 BMW 745e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan goes your own way, all so posh

2020 BMW 745e xDrive - drive reviewSometimes it’s okay to just acknowledge the elephant in the room, and accept that as a starting point. Here it is: This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid I recently drove isn’t really any step forward in efficiency. It has a bigger internal combustion engine under its hood versus last year’s model—a big…

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Smart, Creative Ways Organizing Your Garden

Owning a garden has its benefits, but we can’t fail to mention the amount of stress that goes into making it spick, span and productive. And then you have to keep it organized too? Arrrghhh…another undesirable stressor! We’ve put together a few tips to help you smartly and creatively organizeContinue Reading

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New-look French floating wind design leads pack of EU Ocean Demo fund winners

EOLink will install a 5MW version of its pyrimidal concept at the SEM-REV test centre in the waters off Western France

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Reasons Why You Should Not Wait To Install Solar Panels

Now Baker Home Energy starts off with this rift. There are a number of reasons to install solar panels. Bottom line, it is a good decision. There are also a number of reasons now is the best time to make the switch. You’ve probably noticed that electricity rates are alwaysContinue Reading

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Recycled Plastic Sustainable Outdoor Furniture

Based in the UK, Eco Plastic Wood is a company that manufacture outdoor furniture from plastic waste. As waste packaging and plastic bottles are so detrimental to the environment. Therefore this saves many headaches along the line. They’re designed to be top quality products and using recycled plastic is farContinue Reading

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