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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...
Noise protection

Green earplugs

Jan 12, 2021 | Cars, trains, planes: For two thirds of the European population, traffic noise is part of everyday life. However, the right environment can have a major impact on this nuisance, as Empa researchers have found out. Green spaces in urban areas help to ...
Interview with Rolf Huber from H2 Energy AG

"We can't achieve the energy transition without hydrogen"

Jan 8, 2021 | For about six years, H2 Energy AG has been working to build a renewable hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland. Yesterday, it was awarded the "Watt d'Or" by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) for its efforts. Recently, the company also announced th...

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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