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Sustainable porous carbon 3D structures for multiple applications

CSIC researchers have developed porous carbon 3D structures based on whey in a totally sustainable process. The pieces can be obtained in a broad variety of geometries and sizes for adjusting them to different sectors and functions, such as biomedical engineering, chemistry, environment and electrochemistry.

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Improving zinc-air rechargeable batteries with nanoparticles

CSIC scientists at the ICMAB and the IMB-CNM are working to achieve an efficient zinc-air battery recharging. These batteries have more capacity than the lithium-ion ones, and are made of cheap materials, which are widely available in nature as well as safe.

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New refrigerating machine with an efficiency comparable to the electric ones

Researchers at the CSIC have developed a refrigerating machine suitable for bromide lithium-water absorption, air-air, direct expansion and Split, with a high energy efficiency. It is a sustainable and efficient alternative designed for home cooling. It is condensed by air, has less environmental impact, is easy to build and it does not generate contamination by Legionella.

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Bendable recording device

Scientists at the ICMAB-CSIC have developed a new magnetic recording device where information is cloaked, virtually unerasable and bendable. The device can store information like a magnetic band of a credit card or a barcode, or even like other more advanced magnetic memories. Once written the information is unalterable and safe.

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An edible cellulose-based material as a substitute for single-use plastic packaging

A collaboration project between researchers at the IMB-CNM-CSIC, the ICMAB-CSIC and the UAB was chosen as the most innovative in the “Generating Ideas” Program focused on Smart Food, organised by the UAB Research Park (PRUAB). The initiative Cellupack aims to develop a cellulose-based material to substitute the single-use plastics in food.

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