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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’ (12 February 2019)

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Press Release: Bio-based smart food packaging to reduce waste

An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable – good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.

Press Release: A natural alternative to plastic is coming to a product near you

Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance… and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to a pioneering EU and industry-funded project. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.

The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

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Press Release: Better forecasting to head off acute pollution events in Asia

Air quality in South East Asia is a major concern as the region further develops. European and Chinese scientists teamed up to develop space and ground-based tools and methods to monitor, model and forecast regional air quality and a growing list of emission types. Authorities can use the tools to plan for or prevent acute air-quality incidents, potentially saving thousands of lives.

Arctic permafrost might contain ‘sleeping giant’ of world’s carbon emissions

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Renaturing cities: cooperation manifesto launched at the World Forum on Urban Forests

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