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Waste hair from barbershops could improve solar cell performance

QUT researchers have created a kind of 'armour' for solar cells using human hair waste sourced from a Brisbane barbershop.

Energy 09 April, 2021

Sunflower pollen sponge to soak up oil spills from water

Scientists have developed an 'eco-friendly' sponge made from sunflower pollen to tackle water contaminants.

Water 09 April, 2021

Canberra energised with community-owned solar farm

Investing in solar used to be limited to those who owned property with a sunny roof and could afford to place solar panels on it. Not any more...

Energy 09 April, 2021

The sustainability initiative helping local wineries save

Seeing countless wine box dividers going into paper recycling every month, wine merchant Michael Zitzlaff thought there must be a way to reuse them.

Waste 08 April, 2021

Circularity — a crucial part of product development

Circularity needs to be considered from the initial design process, otherwise it's already too late.

Waste 07 April, 2021

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Energy Efficiency
Advanced pump system upgrade cuts AlburyCity Council costs

Advanced pump system upgrade cuts AlburyCity Council costs

The council has upgraded its ageing infrastructure to enable its water supply system to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Article 01 April, 2021
Sustainability
Is it time to refocus the industrial energy auditing process?

Is it time to refocus the industrial energy auditing process?

Finding a consultancy able to incorporate process industry technical know-how with energy management industry experience can be challenging.

Article 31 March, 2021
Water
Bacteria lend a hand to separate water and oil

Bacteria lend a hand to separate water and oil

Researchers from NC State have discovered that certain bacteria make a slimy but tough biofilm for protection and motility — and it can be...

Article 15 March, 2021
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