Content to: Climate protection

Will a New Algorithm that Rates the Sustainability of Our Food Change Consumer and Producer Behaviour?

When it comes to your weekly shopping, which products are the most sustainable? A new project ranks 57,000 popular food items.

EIBA

EIBA: Using AI to Support the Circular Economy

The EIBA project is developing an AI that identifies end-of-life parts to help reuse products instead of merely recycling them.

New Mineralisation Process Claims to Make Cement Cleaner and More Profitable at the Same Time

Cement is often the lifeblood or urbanisation, but it comes at a huge environmental cost. New research hopes to incentivise cleaner technologies by making cement more profitable.

Interview: Climate Neutrality in Industry 4.0 – How Do We Get There?

In Germany, industry is responsible for around a quarter of all CO2 emissions. We talked to Grischa Beier (IASS Potsdam) about how industry can reduce its massive CO2 emissions with the help of digitalisation.

Can Synthetic Trees Help Solve Global Water Scarcity?

Many innovative designs have experimented with producing clean water from contaminated or salt water. A new approach takes inspiration from mangrove trees.

Bits&Bäume

Interview: “Digitisation urgently needs to be used for justice and environmental protection – the Bits and Bäume Conference is more important than ever.”

From 30 September to 2 October 2022, the second Bits and Bäume (Bits & Trees) Conference will take place at Technische Universität Berlin. We talked to Friederike Hildebrandt about the role of digitalisation at German environmental NGO BUND, as well as the importance of the conference.

How the “Sizzling Bacon” Sound of Shrimp Can Reduce Whale Beachings

Researchers are exploring ways to monitor underwater human activity by listening to the natural sounds of sea creatures instead of using whale-harming methods like sonar.

Sustainable Software: How Free Licences Help Conserve Resources

Software has become a key resource in our digital society. Free licences guarantee its long-term availability. Furthermore, the use of free software can also directly and indirectly conserve natural resources.

Polyjoule: Can Plastic Produce Cheaper, Safer and Better Batteries for Renewable Power?

Traditional lithium-ion batteries come with a whole host of issues, not least their expense. A Boston startup is looking to new materials for the next generation of batteries.