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Environment

sustainability: trends and the most active countries

The latest sustainability trends span a wide range of sectors and focus on several key areas

Glass deposit-refund system: Millennials and Gen Z invest in the green program

Why should we be encouraging a return to the glass deposit-refund system? Simply because it is a practice that amortizes the cost of the...

Omani companies increasingly attentive to environmental sustainability

In recent years, a growing number of Omani companies have turned their attention to responsible environmental and social practices, recognizing the importance of balancing...

Cosmoprof drives the beauty industry. Focus on packaging and sustainability

The 55th edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the benchmark B2B event for the entire beauty supply chain, closed on Sunday, March 24. 3,012 exhibitors, from...

Oman’s food and water security project relies on artificial rain

Food and water security is a focal point of Oman's policies. The Majlis A'shura hosted the minister of agriculture, fisheries, and water resources to...

Malta for renewable energy: new calls for investment

The Maltese government has issued new calls for investments in renewable energy systems. The Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Regeneration of the Grand...

Geological hydrogen raises the hopes of the energy sector

Is the potential of hydrogen (H2) sufficient to promote the decarbonization of the energy systems? Most skeptics' opinions may be changed by the United States...

The new challenges and opportunities of transition 5.0

Transition 5.0 brings with it a redefinition of production, organisational and business models and processes. In all of this, industrial measurement tools play an...

VEGA: innovation and commitment to a sustainable future

In today's landscape, the need for a sustainable economy has become imperative, requiring impeccable management of natural resources and strict compliance with environmental regulations....

Lessons on water scarcity from the United States

Water scarcity is a growing problem and an issue of strategic importance for a system that wants to convert to a full sustainability project. One...

Discovering AgriFood4Future: a forward-looking program for the primary sector

A world-class initiative to develop educational programs and professional skills that meet the needs of the "agriculture of the future". This is, in a...

Swiss studies confirm: photovoltaic windows can become a reality

Shortly, our houses will not be equipped with simple windows, but with completely transparent photovoltaic windows, capable of absorbing energy and transforming it into...

CELMI e INNO.TEC together to optimize the sorting cycle of used clothes

The CELMI srl team, leader in the design and production of industrial weighing systems for over 40 years, is proud to present the collaboration...

A film to protect crops: the power of passive heating

How do you prevent nighttime cold from damaging crops? Researchers at a Chinese university have created a film that protects plants and fields through...

Cooling glass defies air conditioning and climate change

From the University of Maryland comes a new method for lowering indoor heat in buildings, without using electricity, and ensuring the well-being of occupants....

Compostable Bioplastics aim for 5 million tons by 2025

The plastics industry has been called upon for about twenty-five years to design more sustainable products and processes to limit pollution and reduce consumption. During...

The Advent of Hydrogen, a Gas Which Is Growing

From food to heating, hydrogen is widely used. And it is fast becoming an important alternative energy. But it is mainly in the industrial...

Mexico and Kuwait update agreement based on agritech and sustainability

Food security and scientific and technical collaboration are the two cornerstones of the expanding bilateral cooperation agreement between Mexico and Kuwait. The update of this...

China’s indispensable role in the energy transition

Tripling global renewable energy capacity by 2030: the G20 countries' initiative is embraced by China, which emphasizes the fundamental connection between energy transition and...

Toward green mobility: Cattini and Figlio’s sustainability plan

Cattini e Figlio, a leading manufacturer of motion transmission gears, has always placed sustainability and employee well-being at the center of its business strategy....

Self-repairing, biodegradable plastic discovered in Japan

A University of Tokyo study has explored the potential of a moldable plastic that is self-repairing and degrades in nature. Scientists at the Japanese university...

Industry 5.0: opportunities and social impacts

Industry 5.0 intends to represent a new era in which technology and humanity merge harmoniously, creating a balance between efficiency and human values, aiming...

Wastewater promotes Spanish crops. Murcia elected to global example

Recycled wastewater is a strategic solution, as well as a challenge, to drive the agricultural sector toward a sustainable future. Farmers in southeastern Spain, aware...

Steel’s role in the green mobility revolution

Steel has always been one of the automotive industry's greatest allies and now offers a concrete solution to guide the industry, and more generally...

CAP IT: pioneering green building in technology solutions

CAP IT, an important international player in temperature measurement and control technology, has steadily expanded its horizons beyond its roots in the motor industry. Leveraging...

2022: the second best performance of all time

AMAPLAST Member Assembly, held in June, in addition to the elections of the new governance, was the occasion for a broad overview of the...

Greenhouses: geothermal energy and hybrid solar panels to curb consumption

Geothermal and thermo-photovoltaics, how to combine this two technologies to cut down the consumption of agricultural greenhouses?A group of scientists from South Korea's Rural...

Oxy Fuel technology: the sustainable path of the Italian glass supply chain is trained in Friuli

The Italian glass industry is moving steadfastly toward the energy transition. To achieve the goal, innovation and technology take the lead, a valuable combination...

VEGAPULS C21: revolutionizing wastewater management in rural Belgium

Located in the heart of Belgium, this province with a population of around 410,000 spread over 27 municipalities faces a complex wastewater management challenge....

BNDES on the hunt for projects to boost energy transition

More than 52 billion reals: this is the amount planned by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) to finance energy transformation infrastructure projects. By 2023,...

From waste to resource: the potential of mussel byssus captivates France

Bysco, a start-up company located in western France, has discovered a way to recycle byssus into technical textiles. Byssal threads are thin fibers that...

How to prevent crises in the agribusiness sector? 

The European Commission has launched a study to understand the potential uses of big data for the agribusiness system. The study aims to create...

Circular Economy: what are the Benefits?

Designing products in a sustainable way, reducing waste, increasing consumer responsibility: these are the goals of the circular economy to reduce the huge amount...

Germany’s pioneering path to sustainable aviation

The German government reaffirms its green approach toward the country's major industrial sectors. At the National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Federal Chancellor Olaf Sholz...

Australian cotton industry: a 30-year self-analysis for sustainability

Australia's cotton sector was the first agricultural industry to measure its environmental impact starting in the early 1990s.  According to the latest updates, the Australian...

Cattini & Figlio invests in electric cars for a sustainable future

In continuing its mission to promote corporate sustainability and a focus on energy conservation, Cattini & Figlio has taken a significant step toward a...

Aluminium in Construction at SAIE Bari 2023

SAIE, The Construction Exhibition, returns to Bari on October 19th-21st after the excellent results of the Bologna edition in 2022. A not-to-be-missed appointment for...

VEGA: revolutionizing water treatment with precision and reliability

In recent years, VEGA has consistently emphasized the superiority of radar technology over ultrasonic for various applications.  A water treatment plant in Florida gained firsthand...

Spain: Europe’s Top Choice for Profitable Solar Energy Investments

Spain, preceded by Germany and followed by Italy, is one of Europe's most attractive markets for solar energy.  Aurora Energy Research has concluded its first...

Sustainable solutions: the future of Argentina’s flexible packaging market

Argentina's flexible packaging market has been on a steady growth trajectory in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue at an impressive...

The potential of greenhouses in Spanish agritech projects

Spain is one of the largest greenhouse tomato producing countries. In 2022, Looije Aguilas, an originally Dutch company, built a new greenhouse module in...

VEGASWING 66: tackling steam environment challenges with inductive drive

In challenging measurement situations, simple technologies can often provide solutions, like in a Chinese thermal power plant. The vibrating level switch VEGASWING 66 proved to...

Maximizing efficiency and safety: the VEGADIF 85 and the water treatment optimization

Until recently, the filtration system of a massive Class IV municipal water treatment plant in the Midwestern United States, serving a major metropolitan area,...

From recycled glass, the new fire-resistant cladding for skyscrapers

Recycled glass returns to show off its infinite potential. A team of engineers from the Australian RMIT University, in collaboration with the materials technology...

The European Parliament declares war on greenwashing

Sustainability is the topic of contemporaneity: it rouses consciences and feeds the market. Companies leverage this argument to promote their products, while customers seek...

Equiplast 2023: a showcase for a sustainable and cutting-edge plastics industry

From May 30 to June 2, Equiplast 2023, the international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, will once again enliven the Barcelona...

Sustainability in Industrial Plants

Once considered an option, sustainability is now a necessity. Not only to obtain environmental benefits, but also economic ones. Let us look at how...

Shellac: the answer for resistant and ecological packaging?

Paper-based packaging materials are suitable for recycling and composting but lack some key properties, such as water and oil resistance and gas barrier. To...

Iberia Tipped as Europe’s Green Hydrogen Hub

The energy crisis we are experiencing could represent a turning point in the fight against climate change. The attempt to maximize decarbonization drives us...

Sustainability in Automotive: just ambition or real action?

Since 2019, the automotive industry has shown little progress on sustainability and is falling short of Paris Agreement targets, according to the latest report...

Green hydrogen at the service of companies: an Italian-French project

Reducing bills and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions are two of the main objectives on which companies are currently working, driven by a complex situation...

Industry 5.0: a cultural revolution promoted by technology

We now hear widespread talk of industry 5.0, but what is it about? Is phase 4.0 already finished? Are we facing a new industrial...

United States – Australia agreement to develop concentrated solar thermal

The US goal of reaching a net-zero economy by 2050 will be supported by the advances in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology. To...

Desalination: a process to combat the water emergency

Desalination is the operation that aims to remove the saline fraction from brackish or marine waters, in order to make them suitable for industrial...

Italy: Projects for Energy Transition

From floating wind power to renewable energy communities, millions of euros are allocated to green research activities: the aim is to give a decisive...

Oxidation and bacteria unite to recycle mixed plastics

A US research is working to expand the range of plastics that can be recycled. The findings, reported in Science on 13 October, are...

Will hydrogen trucks be the sustainable carrier of the future?

The pandemic reminded businesses how vulnerable the economy is. Over the past two years, the outbreak has caused direct impacts on income, workplace absenteeism...

Glass: 3D printing is now done at low temperatures

Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed an innovative method for 3D glass printing at low temperatures and high performance, resulting in a material...

CoReVe and Anci: 10 million agreement for glass collection

The most important structural intervention for the separate collection of glass is about to start. Son of the agreement between CoReVe (Consortium for the...

The range of temperature sensors CAP IT

CAP It is able to offer a complete range of temperature sensors, thermocouples and resistance thermometers (RTDs), in a range that goes from -200...

How important is renewable energy in Italy?

Over the past decade, Italy has been a leader in renewable energy, and slowly became the third largest European producer of renewables. In Italy, alternatives...

Drones: essential tools for the industrial sector (and more)

In the industrial field, the moments of inspection and control are strategic for optimizing processes and increasing operational efficiency. Today drones, the remotely piloted...

Wind energy promotes sustainable steel

To decarbonise the steel sector and meet the world’s climate targets, manufacturers are turning to wind energy.Renewable energy technologies are in fact called to...

Robots at the service of Sustainable Development Goals

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) identified 13 Sustainable Development Goals, where robots help to create a better planet. In fact, the use of...

CAP IT and the commitment to green building

CAP IT is an international reference company in the field of technology related to temperature measurement and control.  From the experience gained in the motor...

Track and trace and blockchain: the evolution of the glass industry

Automation and digitalization are contributing to significantly change the glass sector, influencing both production processes and finished products.In order to respond to climate policies...

Circular Economy for Plastics: developments in Europe according to 2020 data

Plastics Europe, the European association of plastic producers, has published the second edition of its report, The Circular Economy for Plastics: A European Overview.The...

Recycled glass for 3D printed concrete: the future of construction?

3D printing can foster profound change in architecture and construction. In addition to this cutting-edge technology, which guarantees new production processes and alternative forms,...

Better public funding for the Tanzanian agriculture sector?

Non-State Actors in the country have advocated for increased budget allocation by the government to the agricultural sector as per the Malabo declaration. Agricultural policy...

An ecological future thanks to glass

2022 is the international year of glass and there are many events that are taking place and will take place to celebrate the importance...

Smart textile: scientists developed a woven display through scalable textile production processes

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Cambridge, produced a fully woven smart textile display that integrates electronic, sensing, energy and...

Do look up: drones to support rice cultivation

Rice cultivation has a new protagonist: the agricultural drone. A project conducted in southern Russia reveals, in fact, the success of the introduction of...

Solar energy drives steel production towards a more sustainable era

What if solar energy were the crucial element to usher in a sustainable era of steel production?The steel sector remains an emissions-heavy industry, despite...

Hong Kong: sensors detect vehicle emissions to improve urban air quality 

Vehicle emissions are a significant source of air pollution in the urban environment worldwide. Vehicles that run on petrol and diesel emit harmful chemicals...

The transatlantic dialogue for sustainable agriculture

On November 3, EU Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, US Secretary for Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Italian MEP Paolo de Castro launched a permanent dialogue for...

Sustainability saves textile industry 6.1 billion dollars a year

Textile industry is moving towards a sustainable future. The report produced by the think tank Planet Tracker, in collaboration with the Apparel Impact Institute...

Logistics: traveling towards the future

The pandemic has accelerated the changes already underway in supply chains. Delays, skyrocketing prices, flooded ports and callpoints and unavailable raw materials have in...

Less is more: agriculture touches the sky with Vertical Farming

We have repeatedly dealt with the obstacles that agriculture will be called upon to overcome over the next few decades to ensure the livelihoods...

Sustainability: key word for the growth of food and beverage

The Food Industry Monitor, an observatory curated annually by the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo (Unisg), highlighted the inseparable link between innovation and sustainability on...

What is the blockchain? How will it revolutionize the agricultural sector?

How does the digital accounting system favored by blockchain connect with agriculture, one of the oldest traditional sectors? The desire of customers and shareholders...

Green Packaging: between developments and trends, recycled paper and plastic dominate

The share of totally recyclable packaging is still at an unfortunate 6.2% in Italy, according to what emerged from a survey by the GS1...

What is smart agriculture? How does it redesign the agricultural sector in terms of productivity and sustainability?

We need much more profitable arable land, but we are in fact responsible for climate change and soil depletion caused by the intensive exploitation...

Aluminum packaging: the winning and sustainable solution for packaging

Aluminum is the third most widespread element on the earth's crust (8%), it is a silver-colored metal that is extracted mainly from bauxite minerals,...

Bonfiglioli powertrains and drives to support E-mobility

Bonfiglioli offers its experience in the field of design and production of powertrains and drives to provide a wide range of applications for E-mobility. The...

Customized solutions for recycling with Bonfiglioli experience

Recycling is a crucial element for waste management, through the reduction of waste and pollution. Bonfiglioli has always adopted a sustainable policy, promoting a...

TEMPERATURE in AUTOCLAVE: MONITORING with PT100 CAP IT – THE PERFECT SENSOR!

PT 100 OHM TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR AUTOCLAVE / PT100 Probe Autoclave Sterilization processes in pharmaceutical applications are subject to very stringent parameters, imposed by the...

CAP IT: reference point in the field of technology related to temperature measurement and control

CAP IT is a great little story of excellence, an entrepreneurial adventure with an artisan flavor that has become over the years an international...

Robot and agriculture, how robotics changes the future of crops

Robots are innovating every aspect of our life, including agriculture, renewing its future Farmers have always needed a lot of information to cultivate their fields;...

Control and measurement instruments: what are they and what are they for?

Control instruments, also called process instrumentation, are the set, in an industrial complex, of all the instruments for measuring, regulating and controlling the industrial...