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Empa and Lidl Switzerland promote sustainability and energy efficiency

The stores of the future

Jan 21, 2021 | Lidl Switzerland aims to operate its stores even more sustainably and efficiently in the future. Together with Empa, the company now puts this plan into practice. First, the energy consumption and the interaction of various operational systems in exi...
Prestigious award for BASE and Empa in data.org challenge

A mobile app against food waste

Jan 20, 2021 | Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the $10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE (Basel Agency for...
Portrait: Pietro Lura

Player on a rough field

Jan 14, 2021 | Pietro Lura has bold plans. As head of the new "Concrete & Asphalt" lab at Empa, he is committed to durable materials that are subject to ever-changing external conditions. Climate change and the scarcity of resources require a fundamental rethink in...

Christmas is just around the corner – and we decorate, feast, and give presents. Our wealthy society leaves its mark on the environment. But we have the chance to minimize that damage. Empa is researching into environmentally friendly asphalt and concrete, eco-fuels for trucks, effective protection against noise pollution – and materials for storing the most malicious waste we produce: nuclear waste. Read the latest issue online.

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