Chemistry for a better future
Chemists around the world are tackling global grand challenges, working towards a greener and sustainable future — as shown in this special web collection featuring cutting-edge research.
This extensive collection of articles and book chapters focuses on four critical areas:
• Waste reduction, remediation and reuse: chemistry plays an important role in transforming waste to useful resources. For example, biopolymers can solve current waste problems through their use as alternative materials in food packing, agriculture, biomedicine, the automotive industry, and more.
• Sustainable energy: chemistry can provide solutions for future sustainable energy, through nanotechnology applied to the production of bioenergy and biofuels, and electrochemistry and electrocatalysis used in chemical energy conversion and renewable energy production.
• Better health: chemistry also plays a critical role in our own health, in advancing drug and genetic therapies as well as functional foods.
• Renewable materials and feedstocks: chemistry transforms renewables and waste into value-added products, such as in the transformation of carbon dioxide into building material, the efficient catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide and waste valorisation.
Springer is proud to support chemists by widely disseminating their outstanding research outcomes.
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By: Kazumi Nishihara, Springer