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How materials science innovations will take us to a cleaner future

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🗞️ Driving the news: Marga Hoek, author and technology for good advocate, discusses the role of advanced materials in shaping a sustainable future 
These materials are revolutionizing various sectors, from construction to manufacturing, with their potential to mitigate environmental impacts and enhance efficiency

🔭 The context: Breakthroughs in materials science, including the development of sustainable construction materials and energy-efficient infrastructure, are at the forefront of this revolution
These innovations are not just improving the functionality of materials but also reducing their ecological footprint

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The application of advanced materials ranges from creating carbon-neutral buildings to developing products and technologies that promote environmental protection, highlighting the intersection of science and sustainability

⏭️ What's next: The future of these technologies includes a shift towards a recycle-based, low-carbon society
Transforming industrial waste into advanced materials for CO2 emission reduction, developing acid-enhanced fertilizers for agriculture, and creating augmented plastics to lower transformation costs are some of the promising avenues

💬 One quote: "There are truly an infinite number of breakthroughs that remain hidden in the chemistry between the elements and materials all around us" (Marga Hoek, author)


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