Tag Archives: climate change

Innovation in materials: Key to European energy security

Over the past months, with Europe’s regional environment suffering instability and Member States defining new climate and energy targets, energy … Continue reading...

Polyurethanes allow Europe to soar to new heights both day and night

Europe houses many projects ranging from the Truro-Falmouth Maritime Line in the United Kingdom to the Szombathely waste water treatment plant in Hungary; though important projects in their own right, they fall short in inspiration. With the world facing economic turmoil, people look to science to recharge their imagination as “men know that without hope they cannot really live”. We find this hope in sustainable projects like the Solar Impulse.

The “dream reaction” – using CO2 as a raw material for even more sustainable polyurethanes

On 30 May 2011, Fiona Harvey from the Guardian warned about carbon dioxide (CO2) emission figures to be published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), and our prospects seem bleak, to say the least. A record 30.6 gigatonnes CO2, mostly from burning fossil fuels, was released into the atmosphere in 2010 according to the agency - the worst figures to date.

Copenhagen catching up with pioneer cities on Green roofs

I recently went to Copenhagen for the first time; it felt like having landed in a haven of well-being, green and leafy. Copenhagen is one of these cities concerned with a certain harmony between urban environments and natural habitats. Back in Brussels I discovered that the Copenhagen City Council adopted a mandatory legislation to increase the number of green roofs last year.