News: sustainability

Institute’s sustainability mission towards a net-zero future

The University of Adelaide Solar Farms at Roseworthy Campus

A new institute at the University of Adelaide, launched today, Monday 22 August, will focus on coordinating efforts towards achieving a net-zero emissions future. The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) is the brand champion of the University’s sustainability research initiatives.

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Empowering events at Sustainability Week

A wind farm with a rainbow in the sky above.

The University of Adelaide’s 2022 Sustainability Week, which runs from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August, is full of free events to foster positive discussions and practical sustainability on and off campus.

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Plant power: the future of sustainability

A scientist examines plant samples.

We know plants are powerful, but are they powerful enough to be the future of sustainability solutions?

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New electrocatalysts herald carbon neutrality

A wind farm with trees and clouds in the background

A team of researchers at the University of Adelaide is undertaking fundamental research into new types of high-performance low-cost metal-based electrocatalysts that are the key to the development of sustainable energy solutions and help to achieve carbon neutrality. They are developing catalysts which can be ‘tailored’ to different uses.

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Premier recognition for mining and energy expertise

Roseworthy solar farm

The University of Adelaide’s mining and energy expertise has been acknowledged at South Australia’s 2021 Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining.

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Serving up healthy plant-based food research with new flavour facility

pulses image - chickpeas, lentils, beans

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and University of Adelaide have joined forces to launch a new international food flavour facility to improve the taste of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food and ingredients.

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Making good from agricultural and food waste

apples, orchard

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified a ‘greener’ process for extracting health-promoting molecules found in agricultural and food waste, which can be repurposed in products such as skincare and pharmaceuticals.

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Dietary guidelines incompatible with global targets

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A team of researchers, including the University of Adelaide, has found most dietary recommendations provided by national governments are incompatible with global health and environmental targets such as the Paris Climate Agreement, and are in need of reform.

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Young Uni of Adelaide innovator named in Asia-Pacific Top 20

Innovators Under 35

A University of Adelaide researcher, whose work could help revolutionise battery technology, has been given global recognition by being chosen as an MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35.

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