Empa researcher David Turner receives ISWA Award

Accolade for Empa researcher

Oct 20, 2017 | Each year, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) presents its Publication Award to researchers who have made an exceptional scientific contribution to the field of waste disposal. For the second time in a row, the prize has been won by the...
A new Empa spin-off: "Swiss Wood Solutions"

…as black as ebony

Oct 19, 2017 | Like many tropical wood types, ebony is an endangered species that is tricky to use, such in in-strument manufacturing. Despite strict trade regulations, ebony stocks are plummeting. A substitute is urgently needed. And this is where the Empa spin-of...
Kristina Orehounig appointed head of laboratory

New leadership for «Urban Energy Systems»

Oct 16, 2017 | On 1 February 2018, Kristina Orehounig, who currently conducts research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, will become the new Head of the Urban Energy Systems Laboratory at Empa, taking over from Viktor Dorer.

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Lithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce batteries out of sea salt or scrap metal or render them fireproof with the aid of non-flammable solid materials.

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