Hazardous ingredients in batteries

Trust, but verify!

Sep 26, 2023 | Although strict limits exist, batteries can still contain too many hazardous ingredients such as mercury, cadmium and lead. The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has therefore launched a control campaign. Empa has laid the foundations for thi...
New professorships

Three Empa researchers appointed professors

Sep 25, 2023 | On 21 September 2023, the ETH Board appointed three Empa researchers to professors: Corsin Battaglia, head of Empa's Materials for Energy Conversion lab, and Mirko Kovac, currently professor at Imperial College London and head of Empa's Sustainabilit...
SATW Technology Outlook 2023

It's a technology jungle out there! Here's some orientation

Sep 22, 2023 | The new Technology Outlook of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) showcases the most important findings of numerous Swiss experts from science and industry for a prosperous future. In the areas of Energy and Environment, Manufacturing Pr...


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