A group of researchers from Spain and Greece are using glycerine co-product of biodiesel to substantially improve the thermal properties of ceramics. The new technique may be employed in the production of insulating bricks for the building industry.
The Global Oleochemicals Fatty Acids Market is valued at $16.4 billion and is expected to reach $30.62 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2014 and 2022. Some of the key drivers of the market include consumer-driven demand and recyclability.
By invitation of the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex-Brazil) and the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Meridional TCS received the trophy as winner of the 4th Prize Export is Innovation at a ceremony held in São Paulo, Brazil.
In his interview, Edward Davey analyzes the ‘bottom-up’ approach that has characterized the COP21, with individual countries called to put forward their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to tackle climate change. “Clearly it wasn’t my preferred approach,” he says, “and it wasn’t what the UK really wanted".
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its members announced new commitments to reduce the industry’s environmental impact, but warned that their efforts would only make a dent in global sustainability goals if they had government support.