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From devising ways to accurately calculate environmental footprints of nations or organisations to finding methods to limit the impacts of introduced invasive species, and from designing techniques to make hydrogen fuel a viable clean energy source to understanding the genetic basis of plant development with the aim of creating sustainable agriculture, scientists in the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Science are working on our green future.
Our physicists are working on calculations to evaluate environmental footprints for regions, countries, cities and organisations, with the aim of identifying the environmental impacts of international trade, so governance bodies can act on this information for more sustainable trade.
Our biologists are unraveling the genetics behind plant development and growth, so higher yield crop plants can be bred for more environmentally friendly agriculture.
Our chemists are designing catalysts to minimise waste by-products in industrial processes, making the processes more environmentally friendly. Our chemists are also creating materials with nano-sized pores that can hold hydrogen to use as an alternative 'green' fuel, as hydrogen is hard to store safely in large quantities.