Green Chemistry

18 July 2017

A team of real life spidermen at Cambridge University have invented a new, greener, cleaner form of artificial spider...

07 June 2016

Could all our homes be solar powered by 2050?

23 May 2016

Can smart plastics grab salt from water in a cheap, sustainable way?

02 November 2015

A chemical breakthough could enable batteries to store five times more energy than today's models, transforming...

10 August 2015

Graphene has some impressive properties, but how do we actually make it commercially? What happens in a graphene-...

01 October 2014

Plants are hugely efficient at creating energy from sunlight. Now researchers are trying to capture sunlight to make...

30 June 2014

Could we stop climate change by pumping particles into the ozone? Dr Kirsty Kuo thinks it's a possibility...

14 February 2013

Some species of algae produce lipids which can be converted to biofuel. But how do we effectively extract them?

21 August 2012

Angela Murray explains how bacteria are being used to make catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells...

21 August 2012

Gary Leeke explains how high temperatures and pressures can cause water to become reactive and transform waste into...

21 August 2012

Bushra Al Dhuri explores untapped sources of hydrogen...

21 August 2012

Mark Redwood discusses how bacteria can be harnessed to produce hydrogen from all forms of biodegradable waste...

04 May 2012

Solar cells waste much of the energy from the Sun because they cannot use it efficiently, but Per-Anders Hansen from...

09 October 2011

In the UK, we throw away over 7 million tonnes of food every year, the majority of which goes to landfill. But thanks...

09 October 2011

Hydrogen is a clean fuel, that can be produced in a number of clean ways. But how do we actually make use of it? Ben...

19 June 2011

Underground coal gasification is a way to get useful fuel from otherwise inaccessible coal seams that are simply un-...

19 June 2011

Skyonic have developed “Skymine”, a system that not only extracts CO2 but actually turns it into something they can...