#R&D News

With Asia Pacific now accounting for almost half of world spending on agri-food R&D, investments into food and agriculture research slump to a decline.
To supply a planned biorefinery, Brazil would need to increase its oil palm hectarage by 60 per cent. An all too familiar debate is underway.
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EB Studio The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills. The hunt is on for new and innovative solutions to recycle this bulky and hard-to-dispose item.
As energy transitions and geopolitical shifts revive the nuclear debate, the need for permanent solutions for radioactive waste grows ever more urgent. Do new projects offer hope?
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#R&D Opinion

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As countries scramble to procure personal protective equipment, another quickly accelerating problem sits on the back end: the disturbingly massive amount of medical waste of all types that must be disposed of.
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Countries must harmonise research practices to truly understand the impacts of microplastics on people's health and develop well-informed regulations.
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Environmentalists need to be more conversant in business models and principles, while problem-solving engineers could benefit from engaging with natural and social scientists. The best solutions will emerge when students and researchers from different disciplines work together.
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Innovative partnerships provide the coaching, capital and connections needed to turn bright ideas into sustainable solutions.
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#R&D Videos

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There are large financial and environmental benefits from reducing waste, says a recent report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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From seawater to gravity, startup firms are using basic science to create simple and sustainable innovations to light up rural and off-grid communities around the world.
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