Working with US tech to turn sugarcane bagasse into biofuel: QUT is testing a novel technology developed by US company Mercurius Biorefining to convert biomass into jet and diesel fuels.
Why some workers say no to the gig economy: Using online platforms to find work is increasing in many occupations but a QUT case study of photographers’ reluctance to use them shed some light on why many Australian workers prefer standard pathways to employment.
MIT Bootcamp unearths entrepreneurial ideas at QUT: Reducing waste, improving energy efficiency and sustainability were among the pressing environmental and social problems MIT Bootcamp participants worked to solve at this year’s week-long event at QUT.
Recyclers target 500,000 campus coffee cups: Australians sip their way through a staggering 1 billion disposable cups of coffee each year, including over half a million cups consumed by coffee-loving students and staff at QUT in Brisbane.
BIOFUEL BOOST: Mackay is set to become a pilot plant for Queensland sugar mills to trial recycling their own waste products to create jet fuel and diesel. #TenNews @tegangeorge pic.twitter.com/QeYCgf0xBf— TEN News Queensland (@tennewsqld) February 19, 2018
The Mercurius biofuel project gained exposure for the QUT Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, including coverage on 10 News Queensland, Australian Manufacturing, News Corp, 9 News Mackay and 7 News Mackay.
These and other media highlights from the past week can be found here.
Feb 27: Überchat for Übercamp (free) @ Gardens Point
Feb 27: Senior Living Innovation Challenge Finalist Pitch Event (free) @ Gardens Point
March 7: International Women's Day lunch with Prof Margaret Sheil @ QUT
March 21: QUT Business Leaders' Forum - Christine Holgate @ Hilton Brisbane
March 20-22: Science and Engineering Challenge 2018 World Science Festival @ South Bank
Now-March 25: STEEL: art design architecture (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Media release date: Monday, February 26, 2018
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