Several refining companies, including Marathon and P66, are accelerating their plans to retrofit facilities to produce renewable diesel made from, among other things, used cooking oil from fast-food restaurants.
Rothy's sustainability initiative to make all their shoes from recycled plastic water bottles.
Chemical engineers from UNSW Sydney have developed new technology that helps convert harmful carbon dioxide emissions into chemical building blocks to make useful industrial products like fuel and plastics.
The SEIT-UV is an autonomous robot that uses UV light to curb the spread of diseases.
BASF is currently testing a chemical recycling process for used mattresses and expects to deliver first volumes of the recycled material to project partners later this year.
Expanding foam concrete can be used for at home fixes.
The industries provide high-quality, well-paying jobs.
A new plant that is being built in Indiana is the first of its kind in the U.S. It plans to help solve the "plastic problem" by turning plastic into fuel.
Prosthetic fingers custom-designed to within millimeters of a patient’s unique amputation and hand structure. The prosthetics are are individually designed to mimic the natural motion of the finger.
Today’s vehicles have significantly better fuel economy and more horsepower than their older counterparts.
Highlighting the recent trend of using personal, inflatable, plastic bubbles to keep concert and restaurant goers safe in light of the Covid pandemic.
CPChem’s successful use commercial-scale chemical recycling technology to produce polyethylene, with the company setting a target for producing a billion pounds of the product by 2030. CPChem said it is “the first company in the U.S. to produce the ‘circular’ polyethylene (named for the potential to repeatedly recycle plastics into new materials) on a commercial scale. The company tested production of the circular polyethylene product at its Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown this week.”
This new prosthetic technology could mean an easier recovery for patients who receive implants. Find out how.
We've heard of 20,000 leagues under the sea but what about farming 1,200 feet under Manhattan?
In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the NFL is putting its money where the mouth is.
Are you a traveler who over-stuffs their suitcase? This robot could let you get away with it.
Find out how this farm is using arid land, saltwater, sun and CO2 to deliver food, fresh water and clean energy.
Want to glide through the water as fast as a dolphin? Now you can.
Ready for drone-delivered pizza? The future is as not as far away as you think.
These smart blinds can generate electricity and cool your home at the same time.
Plastic ears, bionic bones, and 3D-printed skin -- this isn't science fiction.
Take note, Instagrammers. Van life may be a thing of the past. Introducing pod life.
“Pedal to the metal?” Not so fast. These days, “Pedal to the plastic” might be the more appropriate phrase.
She never dreamed that the leadership ingrained in her from childhood would lead to a lifelong career at CPChem.
What if instead of that toy Lego house you built when you were a kid, you could build a REAL house out of plastic bricks. Now you can.
At last, a frog dissection experiment designed for the squeamish among us.
Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your kids about freezing points and phases of matter? Look no further.
The company is using its experience with polymer-based technologies to help develop PPE that can be sterilized and worn multiple times.
This new iteration on DIY-doctoring promises to decrease scarring without the use of stitches or sutures.
Malaria kills one child every two minutes. Here’s how new materials for mosquito nets are making a difference.
Plastic bags, paper bags, cloth bags, everything has an impact on the environment. And what’s better isn’t always what you might think.
While recycling is important for our environment, doing it properly isn’t always obvious. Following these tips could help.
3D printing may be part of the solution for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Find out how.
Playing the sounds of a healthy reef attracted more fish, which are critical to a coral reef ecosystem.
Bringing light to darkness sounds good. But using darkness to create light is something out of a manual for wizards. Until now.
Farms in the sky or growing crops without dirt? Those aren’t just dreams in a laboratory. They’re happening right now.
Her dad used to say "engineers don't know anything." Find out how she became one.
What does a Texas girl who was raised in the country, taking care of horses and rodeoing, do when she grows up?
Early on, when she said she wanted to be a chemical engineer, she would often hear, "I don’t know if you can do that, little girl."
What's the worst car ever made? The "cardboard racer," the Yugo, the Gremlin? Take your pick.
A floating dairy farm with room for 40 cows where the grazing, milking, and processing all happens on water. No land required
This flight of the future was powered by a fuel that’s been around a long time — kerosene.
Your next arts and craft project could be made with “plarn.”
Meet the new brick. It's created from re-used plastic and it makes a great building material.
“I was told that this is a business where if I worked hard, I could do anything. And that’s been my experience.”
More connected, fewer emissions, and better safety features. Find out how school buses have changed since you were a kid.
It’s been going around the Earth for almost two years -- and still, nobody knows what it’s doing up there?
As General Manager, Mitra is in charge of safe, reliable and profitable operations from “crude to customer.
These necessary jobs will earn you twice the average U.S. salary.
Think you know which is the most sustainable? The results of this study may surprise you.
If your kids think that the idea of a STEM experiment sounds boring then we’ve got a word for you: Boing!
What if a doctor could rehearse a surgery before you went in to an operating room?
This engine weighs 2,300 tons, stands 44 feet tall and is 90 feet long.
Find out how 8-year-old Hailey Dawson completed her goal to throw the first pitch at all 30 MLB ballparks.
High tunnel farming allows more food to be produced from the same amount of land every year. Here's how.
“Nemo’s Garden” is a first-of-its-kind underwater farm. What made it possible? A plastic balloon.
The strength and durability of plastic bottles makes them an excellent choice for reuse.
New badges in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Space Science help scouts prepare for STEM careers.
About 48 million households in the U.S. have something that runs on propane. And your deep fried turkey wouldn't be possible without it.
Don't have chalk? These everyday materials can make something similar.
Ten days of food and music and touring and…motorcycles.
Most of us take for granted that we can feel what we touch. That hasn’t been true for anyone with a prosthetic. Until now.
Learn about some of the most important warning lights on your car. And what to do if they light up.
Can plastic really make medicine more fun for kids? Yes, it can.
If you like the sound of more MPGs and a cool car, read this.
You might be surprised to know just how much food we throw out. Plastics wrap might be the solution to our food waste problem.
This new technology could get us to a virtually inexhaustible source of fresh drinking water.
These professions may have more in common than you might think.
This particular project involved finding a way to recycle and reuse polycarbonates, the main component of CDs.
Robotic exoskeletons are helping the paralyzed walk again.
Researchers found that asphalt (made from oil) added to lithium batteries makes charging them 10 or 20 times faster.
The science crew at Valero has something you can make that is TRULY useful. Slime!
Check out this no itch cast that helps bones heal 40% faster.
Coffee is the fuel that gets us through the day. But what fuels the home-brewing gadgets, cups and packaging that make it possible?
As part of its STEM strategy, Chevron supports a program called 100Kin10, which aims to train 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years.
Phillips 66 has accomplished the feat with its organic solar cells technology.
Petrochemicals make renewable energy possible - find out how.
If starting at $96,000 a year sounds like a good deal for a first job then read on.