Agricultural Wastes

In an effort to move toward a bio-based and sustainable economy, a study has successfully simplified the process of transformation of waste materials into chemicals of high value.   A collaborative effort carried out the U.K. and Brazil finds waste of wheat straw and sugar cane from agricultural processes can be converted into high value chemicals. The final product thus received from this conversion increases the value of the product

Iron Deficiency

In a new finding, researchers discover a gene that controls the regulation of iron consumption in plants. The finding brings hope for more than 2 billion people affected with iron deficiency across the globe. Additionally, this discovery plays an important role in augmenting iron potency of crops like cassava, wheat, and rice. These crops constitute the staple diets of most of the people on earth.  Iron Uptake and Storage Strictly

Air Pollution

A study by an international team has come up with a metal-organic framework offering a repeatable, totally reversible, and a selective capacity to catch toxic air pollutants and nitrogen dioxide. Fossil fuels and combustion of diesel produces toxic substances, says the team at University of Manchester who led this study.   it requires only air and water for conversion of captured gas into nitric acid for industrial use. The scattering

Solar Energy

Researchers at the University of Houston have come up with a new device. The new device is likely to feature capture and storing of solar energy as long needed. This new device offers promise for a wide variety of applications that ranges from desalination to distillation to power generation. Unlike solar cells and solar panels that depend on photovoltaic technology for the production of electricity, this hybrid device catches solar

CO2 to Ethylene

Researchers from the University of Toronto Engineering and the California Institute of Technology have come up with an improved and new system. The use of the system is for efficient conversion of renewable energy, water, and CO2 into ethylene, under normal conditions. Ethylene is a forerunner to a wide array of plastic products, from synthetic fabrics to medical devices. This system comes with the capacity to provide a carbon-neutral pathway