Technology & Green construction

    Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

    A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different solutions for the packaging […]

    What are ‘solar boxes’ and will they revolutionise renewable energy?

    Planes, submarines, velcro and cat’s eyes – nature is an endless source of inspiration for the world’s inventors. The field of energy might seem too complicated for such analogies, but for one electrical engineer, it was a school of fish that inspired his original solar energy design. They look more like red Lego blocks – […]

    The project reinventing the way we use things

    n the Italian city of Vicenza a pioneering project is giving used items a second life.The Insieme Social Cooperative collects furniture and other unwanted goods that would otherwise end up being thrown out. Once salvaged, the objects are reconditioned and put on sale, in an attempt to give them a new beginning. ‘Smart Re-use Parks’ The cooperative […]

    UAE takes part at IAEA’s First International Conference on Nuclear Law
    26 Apr 2022

    ABU DHABI, 26th April, 2022 (WAM) — A United Arab Emirates delegation is taking part in the First International Conference on Nuclear Law: the Global Debate, which is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 25th to 29th April 2022 in Vienna, Austria. The UAE’s delegation, headed by Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, the […]

    Etihad Airways leads sustainable aviation with week of intensive flight tests to reduce carbon emissions

    ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2022 (WAM) — Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, is undertaking a week of intensive research and testing on over 30 flights to test operational efficiencies, technology and procedures that will reduce carbon emissions, in an expansion of its ongoing sustainability flight testing programme. The week-long programme, […]

    EGA, Saudi Ma’aden cooperate on technology in aluminium value chain

    DUBAI, 7th April, 2022 (WAM) — Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), Saudi Arabia’s national mining company, have signed an agreement to extend their exploration of potential collaboration on technology in the aluminium value chain. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, EGA’s Vice Chairman, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi, EGA Board member, witnessed the […]

    BIG has designed a cybersecurity center with wave-like solar roofs in Slovakia

    Architectural company BIG presented the project of the Center of Innovative Technologies for ESET in Bratislava. The 12 buildings will be visually connected by wavy sunroofs that resemble the surrounding mountains, Dezeen states. The technology quarter, which will include the headquarters of the Slovak company ESET, will be built on the site of a former […]

    Minister of Health and Prevention visited Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, has visited the Singapore Pavilion at the Sustainability District, Expo 2020 Dubai to have a closer look at the latest technologies in environmental sustainability and the integration of nature, architecture and technology, through digital designs representing a microcosm towards growth, sustainability, and resilience, WAM […]

    In the United States, corals are printed on a 3D printer: this can save coral reefs

    The American company Objects and Ideograms has started printing corals from calcium carbonate on a 3D printer, Dezeen reports. This could save real coral reefs, 70% of which, according to the UN, are threatened with extinction (including due to global warming). Printed corals, like real ones, have a cylindrical shape and a porous surface. They […]

    Qatar takes 10% stake in Rolls-Royce’s low carbon nuclear business

    The Gulf state plans to establish engineering hubs in the UK and Qatar to test and develop green technologies, Doha News reports. Qatar will invest in Rolls Royce’s new low-carbon nuclear power business in exchange for a 10% equity stake, the British company confirmed on December 20. Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will invest £85 million […]