Making net zero emission flights possible
During a recent symposium on decarbonising aviation, the world’s leading scientists came together to showcase the rapidly emerging alternatives to carbon fuel. Together, they made a powerful case that net zero emission flights will become possible.
To your health
3D-printing to reduce meat consumption
While interest is growing in meat alternatives, the challenge for such products is that their texture doesn’t resemble meat. A start-up firm in Israel is now using industrial-scale 3D-printing to produce a plant-based ‘alt-steak’ that has a structure and texture similar to a real steak.
Powerless in a pandemic
Solar energy for off-grid healthcare
COVID-19 has reminded us that health facilities require electric power for myriad uses, including lighting, ventilation, refrigeration for vaccines and running life-saving equipment. Solar mini-grid systems have proven to be a reliable energy supply for rural health facilities.
Sustainable foam production
Chemical recycling of used mattresses
BASF is starting pilot tests of its new chemical recycling process for used mattresses. By recovering raw materials with a quality comparable to that of virgin raw materials, BASF will be able to produce new foam with a significantly lower carbon footprint.
Agriculture and food
Pathways and challenges to digitise agrifood
Achieving a food transformation by 2050 is not easy. The “Digitising Agrifood” report looks at the many ways in which digital technologies such as wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain can come to the rescue.
2020 World Youth Report
Agenda 2030 & youth social entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship merits increased attention as a financially efficient model to address key sustainable development challenges. The 2020 World Youth Report explores how new technologies can support youth social entrepreneurship to advance sustainable development.