Could bacteria mean sustainable mining?

Researchers are investigating whether bacteria could extract the elements needed for computers, EVs and mobile phones – all powered by sugar…

Could a living concrete help the construction industry go net zero?

Researchers from the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder have found a way to combine sand and bacteria to build a green living material that demonstrates similar strength to cement-based mortar

Diarrhoea AND electricity? This bacteria can do it all!

Listeria monocytogenes is able to generate its own power, which scientists say could be harnessed

Bacteria love the taste of nuclear waste!

Certain bacteria could live off nuclear waste and in the process of doing so, make it safer to store. That’s according to researchers at the University of Manchester, who have shown certain microbes can make use of radioactive particles such as uranium and neptunium in place of oxygen. In doing so, they convert these dangerous […]

Royal Navy jacks up air con energy savings

The Royal Navy is about to hoist up its energy savings with upgrades to the air conditioning and heating systems on its warships. HVAC firm E-CO UK was commissioned by engineering firm BAE Systems to improve the air treatment units on 14 British Royal Navy frigates. Air con is needed as many of the Type […]

Bacteria-powered cars? Bugs make diesel on demand

Most people might associate E.coli with a bit of bad chicken – but in a few decades it could be known as a fuel. That’s because new research by Exeter University has shown the bacteria can make diesel on demand. Produced by special strains of E. coli bacteria, the fuel is almost identical to conventional […]