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  • Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries

    Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries. New research published in the American Chemical Society journal claims a newly discovered process means environmentally-troubling shopping bags can be converted into carbon chips to be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. They say previous methods to turn throwaway polyethylene into pure carbon have been inefficient […]

    Posted at February 18, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries
  • Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

    The Australian Government has committed to plant a billion new trees by 2050. It expects the scheme will help the nation achieve international Paris Agreement targets and estimates the project will eventually remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year. The country currently producing more than 500 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent per year. Australian Prime […]

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  • EU approves sale of Johnson Controls’ power business to Brookfield

    The European Commission has given the green light for the buyout of Johnson Controls’ power solutions business by a Canadian company. Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, an asset manager with a focus on real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity, is taking over the business in Ireland that develops batteries for cars for $13.2 billion […]

    Posted at February 17, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on EU approves sale of Johnson Controls’ power business to Brookfield