Scientists from the Lodz University of Technology are working on a new torrefaction technology with the use of superheated steam. It will allow to produce fuel blends, biochar as an additive to fertilizers and activated carbon, as well as recover by-products that have been polluting the environment.
No one will be able to hide a murder weapon, bomb, smuggled drugs and cigarettes, valuables or endangered species products in the car anymore. The Polish system "Sowa" (Owl) can scan the entire car millimetre by millimetre - not only at a border crossing, but also at a parking lot, entrance gate or control station.
Chemists from the Gdańsk University of Technology have invented a bioplastic material composed mainly of starch. It can be used, for example, for the production of disposable tableware that will biodegrade after use and composting. The university is looking for manufacturers willing to use the invention.
Students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have completed work on an innovative gripper, whose operation they want to test in the microgravity and vacuum conditions. In March, their device will be launched to an altitude of 80 km on board the REXUS rocket.
A computer program can help to produce food with high nutritional and health value, and at the same time processed in an environmentally friendly manner. Computer scientists from the University of Lodz are working on an innovative system for calculating the carbon footprint for the agri-food industry.