Scientists at AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company, are using principles derived from nature to develop coatings that protect surfaces such as the hulls of cargo ships, which could save fuel and emissions.
To reduce its footprint, General Mills has set a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2025. It’s moving towards zero waste-to-landfill at 100 percent of its production facilities over the same time frame. And it has committed to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of 10 key ingredients.
Making chemical compounds, particularly organic molecules (composed predominantly of carbon and hydrogen atoms), is the basis of vast multinational industries from perfumes to plastics, farming to fabric, and dyes to drugs.
Engineers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen production which uses 100 times less platinum than conventional electrocatalysts, yet with similar efficiency, which could be used as a low cost option for renewable energy storage.
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