From Biofuels to 3-D Printing, Aviation Is Going Green

Read the full story in Avionics. The aviation industry is rapidly expanding, particularly within the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In fact, China alone is projected to overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading aerospace market by 2024. In addition, the rise of low-cost airline fares and budget flyers mean that air travel will soon …

World Water Week: 2 Key Takeaways

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. What happens when more than 3,500 of the world’s foremost experts on water – representing government, industry and NGOs – converge on Stockholm for World Water Week?  They dissect the world’s biggest water challenges, explore solutions and begin innovative collaborations. Two key takeaways relevant to the private sector …

Cities need sustainable goods delivery plans

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Many cities have developed strategies to move people more efficiently and safely within the urban environment. Much less attention has been paid to the importance of delivering goods to people at work and home. While conducting a recent research project, the GreenBiz Research team learned that city leaders need …

Non-toxic flame retardant enters market, study suggests

Read the full story from Empa. Chemists have developed and patented an environmentally friendly way to produce flame retardants for foams that can be used in mattresses and upholstery. Unlike previous flame retardants made of chemicals containing chlorine, the new material is non-toxic and effective, researchers say.

El-egg-tronics: how egg white could help us make transparent, flexible devices

Read the full story at TechRadar. Researchers from Southwest University in China, led by Qunliang Song, showed that when egg white is mixed with hydrogen peroxide, a series of chemical reactions occur that allow the material to be turned into a film that can be used to make transparent, flexible resistive memory.