Bacteria to help recycle EV batteries?

New research claims bacteria could be the eco-friendly answer to recycling lithium-ion batteries

Plastic waste gets a vanilla flavour!

Scientists have developed a method to upcycle PET plastic into vanillin, a flavour compound used in the food and cosmetic industries

Diarrhoea AND electricity? This bacteria can do it all!

Listeria monocytogenes is able to generate its own power, which scientists say could be harnessed

Bacteria love the taste of nuclear waste!

Certain bacteria could live off nuclear waste and in the process of doing so, make it safer to store. That’s according to researchers at the University of Manchester, who have shown certain microbes can make use of radioactive particles such as uranium and neptunium in place of oxygen. In doing so, they convert these dangerous […]

Royal Navy jacks up air con energy savings

The Royal Navy is about to hoist up its energy savings with upgrades to the air conditioning and heating systems on its warships. HVAC firm E-CO UK was commissioned by engineering firm BAE Systems to improve the air treatment units on 14 British Royal Navy frigates. Air con is needed as many of the Type […]

Bacteria-powered cars? Bugs make diesel on demand

Most people might associate E.coli with a bit of bad chicken – but in a few decades it could be known as a fuel. That’s because new research by Exeter University has shown the bacteria can make diesel on demand. Produced by special strains of E. coli bacteria, the fuel is almost identical to conventional […]