Bacteria makes blue jeans green


Bacteria makes blue jeans green

They can be tight, flared, ripped at the knee. Jeans come in all styles and colours these days, but one hue will always be synonymous with the world’s favourite garment: indigo blue.To satisfy the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for blue denim, more than 45,000 tonnes of indigo dye are produced every year, with much of the waste making its way into rivers and streams, conservationists say.Scientists announced that they have developed a greener method to produce the coveted tint – using lab-grown bacteria. Read More

 

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by University College London (UCL) and Tufts University.Platinum or nickel are known to break the carbon-hydrogen bonds in methane found in shale gas to make hydrocarbon fuels and other useful chemicals. However, this process causes ‘coking’ – the metal becomes coated with a carbon layer rendering it ineffective by blocking reactions from happening at the surface. Read More

 

The fight against climate change is a call-to-arms for the industry. We currently rely on fossil fuels, a major source of the greenhouse gas CO2, not only for energy but also to create chemicals for manufacturing. To ween our economies off this dependency, we must find a new source of “green” raw materials so that factories and laboratories can run without producing and emitting CO2.Now, a research team at Osaka University has discovered how to create valuable chemicals from clean sources. Read More

 

Keeping nature top-of-mind, Archroma said that it will showcase its advanced innovations and solutions to enhance active and sportswear. Archroma will showcase the below solutions:Spotlight on EarthColors: EarthColors is a range of products created from agricultural and herbal waste and embracing the latest in communication technology to enable transparency and traceability through the supply chain to consumers – from nature to fashion. Read More

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