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Microcapsule carbon capture technique may help microbreweries go ‘green’

By April Gocha / June 30, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists have developed a carbon capture system that uses simple, nontoxic carbon dioxide-grabbing polymer microcapsules to absorb and store the greenhouse gas generated during beer brewing.

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Going green, part II: ACerS members pioneer energy-saving technique for glass-forming

By April Gocha / January 17, 2016

Researchers and ACerS members from Lehigh University and the University of Colorado have teamed up to decrease the amount of energy needed for glass-forming, an important process by which glass products take shape.

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Going green: ACerS member pioneers sustainable approach for high-purity silica production

By April Gocha / January 14, 2016

University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.

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SwimCity: Floating housing project uses recycled concrete and 3D printing for sustainable solutions

By April Gocha / December 16, 2014

An experimental studio of Swiss architectural firm Belatchew Arkitekter, called Belatchew Labs, has unveiled a new project that envisions floating housing complexes that are sustainable, save land, and provide living space to young adults.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 8, 2014

Fuel cells provide mobile power, making perfect solar absorbers, oxide-based magnetism for the future of computing, material defects make better batteries—and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 8, 2014.

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