At the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit at Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, LAUNCH innovators and industry leaders from companies like Nike, IKEA, eBay and Novozymes teamed up for a series of conversations about innovation and the future of circular economy conducted by former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman.
A carbon-neutral laboratory built from natural materials has become one of the first buildings globally to achieve the highest certifications under BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum standards systems for green buildings.
Researchers developed a metallocene catalyst deposited on a porous support material that, coupled with a controlled pyrolysis reaction, yields diesel fuels directly without further refining. It is also cost-effective on a small scale, runs at lower temperatures and is mobile.
Scientists at the University of Manchester have shown how graphene-oxide membranes can be used as an efficient filtration system. Publishing their findings in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers were building on previous work showing how these membranes could be used to filter nanoparticles, organic molecules and salts.
A team of researchers from Aalto University have discovered an ionic liquid that dissolves cotton-polyester blends and allows the fabrics to be separated into usable fibers that can be re-spun.
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