Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) — technology that resembles a sponge filled with tiny magnets — are being used to help deliver cleaner air and water.
Bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibres or sand with the help of a new kind of rubber polymer.
Researchers have been converting bioethanol into products including synthetic diesel, gasoline and jet fuel that have nearly the same properties as fossil fuels.
Chemists, physicists and engineers have transformed optical fibres into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy.
A container-scale facility seeks to convert CO2 contained in ambient air into highly pure carbon black powder that can be used as a resource in industry.
Researchers develop a 3D hierarchically porous nanostructured catalyst with a carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide conversion rate up to 3.96 times higher than that of conventional nanoporous gold catalysts.
CSIRO has developed a new technology that pulls CO2 out of the atmosphere and puts it into beer and other beverages.
The abundant base metal chromium can substitute expensive precious metals in photocatalysis — a technique currently used to synthesise pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
Researchers have developed a new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently, which could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the form of sustainable fuel.
Macquarie University scientists have received a $1.1 million grant from ARENA for a project to engineer bacteria that turn sugar into hydrogen.
A new genetic engineering technique has enabled US scientists to accelerate the evolution of a microorganism's desirable traits.
Representatives from 11 manufacturers in the pharmacy industry met this month to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to further closing the loop on recycling.
Researchers have successfully produced oil in the leaves, stems and seeds of plants, in a significant breakthrough for the renewable oils industry.
The Australian National University and the University of South China have agreed to work together on fusion energy research, with the prospect of Australia providing China with its first plasma stellarator device.
Researchers are building a 300 m2 greenhouse using transparent glass that can generate 50 W/m2 of surface area.