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Mechanism Discovered in Deep Ocean Production Of Methane
2012-08-31 13:17:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While searching for new and more effective antibiotics, a team of biologists and chemists has stumbled upon the mechanism responsible for the deep ocean production of methane, a greenhouse gas that drives climate change. Researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Washington began their studies examining microbes´ production of phosphonates that these tiny creatures use to disrupt bacteria and other...

2012-08-23 23:00:04

Chemtex International Inc., a leader in chemical engineering and renewable processes, is pleased to announce that it has received a Letter of Conditional Commitment for a USD 99 million Loan Guarantee from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under their 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program for the engineering and construction of “Project Alpha.” Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 Chemtex International Inc., a leader in chemical engineering and...

Mystery About Sky-high Methane Closer To Being Solved
2012-08-22 14:31:40

Commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization Increased capture of natural gas from oil fields probably accounts for up to 70 percent of the dramatic leveling off seen in atmospheric methane at the end of the 20th century, according to new UC Irvine research being published Thursday, Aug. 23, in the journal Nature. “We can now say with confidence that, based on our data, the trend is largely a result of changes in fossil fuel use,” said...

2012-08-20 22:13:36

A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices, the developers reported here today. It was part of the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, which continues through Thursday. "These results are essential in establishing the credibility of a process that may...

2012-08-13 15:10:04

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity. The new technology developed at OSU can now produce 10 to 50 more times the electricity, per volume, than most other approaches using microbial fuel cells, and 100 times more electricity than some....

A Cheaper and Cleaner Catalyst for Burning Methane
2012-08-10 12:57:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Natural gas has become an increasingly important energy source as the world's accessible oil reserves are depleted. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which releases less carbon dioxide than many other hydrocarbon fuels. However, because the methane molecule is so stable, the energy within can't always be accessed, and escaping unburned methane is a greenhouse gas twenty times more powerful than carbon dioxide. This...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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