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Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got even easier

Simon Beaumont, and postdoc Shan Jiang (now at ShanghaiTech University), along with a international research team led by RMIT in Australia, recently published an article in the highly-respected journal, Nature Catalysis, where they studied a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products. 

(2 Nov 2020) » More about Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got even easier


Virus hunters explore Iceland

The Horizon2020 funded international consortium of 13 research groups from eight countries is featured in a news item at Euronews:
https://www.euronews.com/2020/09/14/virus-hunters-explore-iceland-s-geothermal-hot-springs-for-solutions

Dr Ehmke Pohl of Durham Chemistry described his part in the project where fellow researchers are searching for viruses in Iceland to gain knowledge of very basic biological mechanisms and develop applications in biotechnology.

(17 Sep 2020) » More about Virus hunters explore Iceland


£15m investment in Chemistry at Durham

Over the next 10 years, we're investing £15m in the refurbishment of our Chemistry site to enhance our Department’s ability to deliver world-class education, research and student experience.

(11 Feb 2020) » More about £15 investment in Chemistry