Memphis Meats grows beef, chicken and duck from animal cells
Memphis Meats grows beef, chicken and duck from animal cells

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US

Using a small sample of regenerating animal cells Memphis Meats, which is backed by billionaires Bill Gates and Richard Branson, can churn out beef, chicken and duck, without animal slaughter. The ‘clean meat’ is said to be just as tasty, and guaranteed to be antibiotics-, E coli- and salmonella-free.

UK

Argent Energy offers a way to reuse the masses of solid sewage – or fatbergs – under our feet: melt down the fats and solids; remove water using a high-tech filtering system; syphon off the oil and add chemicals to create biodiesel – 25-40% of the original mass, it claims.

Germany

One CityTree matches 275 real trees in environmental benefits, and takes up less space. Green City Solutions’ 3.5m square structures are covered in moss and lichens, which absorb nitrogen dioxide and ozone. They’re powered by solar panels and monitored by the Internet of Things.

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