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Renewable resources

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely. The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Turns water into oxygen at the speed of photosynthesis

Researchers have managed to construct a molecular catalyzer that can oxidize water to oxygen very rapidly. This could lead to more efficient solutions for converting and storing solar energy.

Creating plastics packaging out of wood

A wood fibre only 100 nanometres thick might give us tomorrow’s plastic food packaging.