What is biomass anyway?

What is biomass? Biomaterial, a source of energy or both? The answer depends on who you are, and where and when you live. Traditionally defining biomass was the domain of ecologists and agricultural scientists. Ecologists are likely to say ‘biomass … Read more

The shelf life of green chemistry

Green chemistry is threatened both from without and within. In the heydays of classical organic chemistry, in a way many researchers overestimated their powers: they could synthesise anything, even from the drawing board, and better than nature. That overconfidence has … Read more