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Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose

Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

The Young Water Professionals movement comes to Bath

For someone at the start of their career in water, the University of Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.

Developing the next generation of solar cells at Oxford PV

Oliver Weber (CSCT postgrad) is working with scientists and engineers at Oxford Photovoltaics, a start-up company spun out from Oxford University research that aims to scale up and commercialise perovskite solar cells (so named for the crystal structure of the absorber material).

A trip to Parliament for Voice of the Future 2017

Caitlin Taylor (CSCT) attended an event, organised by the Royal Society of Biology, which allows young scientists and researchers to ask questions to MPs and select committees.

CSCT Summer Showcase: 10 & 11 Jul

Multidisciplinary conference on Sustainable Chemical Technologies for a Circular Economy

I-SEE: Energy systems models & the role of hydrogen

The workshop on 18 & 19 May will bring together international experts on energy systems modelling & hydrogen

Wellies at the ready: Team building in the wilderness

Alison Ryder and Megan Stalker sum up CSCT Cohort 2016's three-day team building residential at Magdalen Farm where they experienced a diverse landscape, connected with nature and learnt from sustainable living.

Bath hosts first ever UK Wetskills event

The University of Bath’s Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath) is hosting the UK’s first Wetskills Water Challenge.

A semester abroad in Brisbane, Australia

Third-year Chemical Engineering student Nicky Morris is spending the semester at the University of Queensland.

ISEE: All electric aircraft - the future of aviation: Tue 21 Mar

An I-SEE seminar led by Peter Wilson, Professor of Electronic and Systems Engineering

The need to move towards a more sustainable society

Dr Caroline McFarlane from the Department of Chemical Engineering writes about why she worked to develop our new MSc in Sustainable Chemical Engineering.

Sensors – diagnostics for sustainable healthcare: Wed 12 Apr

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) brings together expert speakers from the UK and Europe along with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest developments in sustainable healthcare technologies with a particular emphasis on sensors.

Bath welcomes Yonsei researchers to workshop

A recent workshop developed collaboration in advanced separation and catalysis between researchers at Bath and Yonsei University, Korea.