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Reducing CO2 emissions, the green economy and the future of petrol cars, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the February 2020 edition of IGNITE. This month’s edition features our latest research into reducing CO2 emissions during the process of crude oil refinement and exploring whether Australia should ban petrol cars.
New material created to clean up fossil fuel industry
Researchers at the University of Sydney have created a new material that has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions released during the refinement process of crude oil by up to 28 percent. Read More >>

Grants awarded to power green schemes

The University of Sydney has been announced as a joint recipient of almost $10 million in Cooperative Research Centre Projects grants for projects that aim to power the green economy. Read More >>

Improving the measurement of aerosols

The University of Sydney will receive over $360,000 in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding to develop new technologies to better predict the surface area and dissolution behaviour of aerosols. Read More >>
Should Australia ban petrol cars?
Following Britain's announcement that it will ban petrol and hybrid cars by 2035, University of Sydney experts comment on whether Australia can and should adopt a similar policy. Read More >>

Researcher recognised as a WISE Fellow

Computer scientist Professor Athman Bouguettaya has been named recipient of a Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Fellow Award for his ongoing research into service computing. Read More >>

Global engineering educator joins Sydney

The Faculty of Engineering has welcomed Professor TJ Lim as Associate Dean (Education), in a move that will strengthen international connections, and broaden ties between education and research. Read More >>

Innovating student-engineered solutions

An idea to label food to indicate the use of antibiotics to prevent the emergence of superbugs has seen a multidisciplinary team of students named the winners of the Summer Innovation Program challenge. Read More >>
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This month's highlights include:
- data scientist Dr Roman Merchant explaining how AI can be used for predictive policing, and what the implications are for bias and discrimination. 

- how University of Sydney experts have grown the live coronavirus to help diagnose and contain its spread.
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