May 2016

Recyclable, sugar-derived foam

Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But once they have served their purpose, most of the non-degradable materials pile up in landfills. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Macro Letters a potential way to reduce future waste: a chemically recyclable foam made using a new sugar-derived material.


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Sperm whales found dead due to plastik

No one is happy to hear these news, but it is still a reality we face nowadays..
Post-mortem on thirteen dead sperm whales finds their stomachs full of plastic. The plastic included a 13-metre-long fisherman’s net and a 70-centimetre piece of plastic from a car.

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Think before you drink

This infographic highlights the impact that plastic bottles are having on our environment.
We thank insinkerator for sending us this information!

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Forum BioChem 2016

Venue: 2. Juni – 3. Juni, Amicale ESBS, Parc d’innovation – Pôle A.P.I, 300 boulevard Sébastien Brant, 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden,France

Research in biology and chemistry is increasingly interconnected around key areas and major societal challenges such as health, food security, new sources of energy, environment, and adaptive systems. This convergence is found in the context of fundamental approaches as in innovation towards the development of new technological and scientific platforms, and industrial applications. 


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Meeting in Dublin

Not only P4SB is active on social media these days.
Thank you SynBio lab at Surrey for the nice meeting in Dublin. UCD is really an excellent meeting place.

We definitely recommend to have a look at SynBio lab at Surrey!

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PROTEUS shares P4SB on their website

Our project partner PROTEUS just shared P4SB on their website.

We are thankful for this and recommend you to have a look at their website!

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