Powerful compounds, intriguing properties, underused potential… marine resources such as algae are already powering innovation in areas as varied as fuel production, bioremediation and medicine, and the journey of discovery continues. An EU-funded project set out to accelerate the process and help advance Europe’s bioeconomy.
Methane has a global warming impact 25 times higher than that of carbon dioxide and is the world’s second most emitted greenhouse gas. An EU-funded project is developing new strains of microorganisms that can transform methane into useful and bio-friendly materials.
JRC scientists developed and validated a high accuracy method for the determination of eight pesticides in soybeans.
The two-day program will go into the many different applications of seaweed that exist now and will combine plenary sessions with interactive poster presentations, trade shows and debate sessions, among others.
Several new features and improvements are now publicly available in the information on chemicals database. These include new information in substance Infocards, quick links to deeper datasets for each substance and more visibility on nanomaterials.
There is huge scope to develop seaweed cultivation in the European Union, but careful oversight is needed to ensure expansion is done in an environmentally sustainable way, a study by an international research consortium has found.
Sun, sea, sand and… jellyfish. Beach holidays have become a risky pursuit as jellyfish populations have exploded in warming seas worldwide in recent years. But thanks to EU-funded researchers, these gelatinous blobs could become a valuable resource – as food, ingredients in medicine and cosmetics, and even as a means to counter pollution.