100% biobased textile not a matter of course

22-01-2020 11:30

Wool, linen, cotton: the textile industry has traditionally used natural materials. And yet precisely this industry embraced the use of synthetic petroleum-based fibres after the Second World War. What is more, textile is full of property-improving additives such as plasticizers, fire retardants, pigments, stabilizers, adhesives and nucleating agents. It is time for a sustainable alternative.

Lisbon bus project uses 100% used cooking oil as fuel

20-01-2020 12:38

Lisbon’s public transportation company Carris has joined forces with the private sector in a project aiming to boost sustainable mobility in the country’s capital through the use of 100% used cooking oils (UCO).

2020: A test year for Europe’s much-vaunted Green Deal

15-01-2020 09:25

Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission, surprised even environmentalists when she announced she would make climate policy the “hallmark” of her five-year mandate. Now comes the hard part: the delivery.