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Peat Soils As Gigantic Batteries
2014-03-03 04:45:37

Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tubingen describe a process that suppresses the formation of methane in soils that are rich in humic substances. For this process to work, the soils need to switch between having no oxygen and having oxygen. Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these...

2014-02-19 16:24:46

DUBLIN, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/52hhqs/medical_polymers) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Medical Polymers, Resins And Fibers, Elastomers & Biodegradable Plastics Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/52hhqs/medical_polymers ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2014-02-07 12:20:08

Exclusive agreement to advance R&D on bio plastics for the automotive industry SAILAUF, Germany, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc., a leading global automotive supplier, and bio-on, an Italian intellectual property company, have signed a cooperation agreement on December 13, 2013, to start exclusive R&D activities on the use of bio plastics for the automotive industry. bio-on has developed a new kind of bio plastic created through the use of...

2014-01-17 23:24:13

Sierra Resins, Inc. Announces Venture with Dr. Jason Bolton, Food Safety Expert, to Develop Next-Generation Bio-plastics Used in Food Packaging and Processing Industries Mansfield, MA; Orono, ME (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Sierra Resins, Inc. has announced a venture to begin work on the development of a next-generation biodegradable plastic to be applied to products that are used in the food services and food processing industry. During the developmental process, Sierra Resins, Inc. will be...

2014-01-09 04:20:41

PARIS, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative adhesive technology published as a cover feature in the high impact journal, Science Translational Medicine Gecko Biomedical, a French medical device company developing 'bio-inspired' biodegradable surgical glues and patches for wound closure, announces that the Company's co-founders have published data demonstrating the potential of its paradigm-shifting technologies for minimally invasive...

2014-01-08 16:21:30

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j9c5dh/polyvinyl_alcohol) has announced the addition of the "Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j9c5dh/polyvinyl_alcohol ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film is widely used for the...

2014-01-08 16:20:37

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v2tbd8/automotive ) has announced the addition of the "Automotive Plastics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v2tbd8/automotive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the automotive plastics...

2013-12-22 23:01:49

MarketReportsChina.com adds “Future of Biodegradable Materials Industry in China Edition (1)” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 Biodegradable material is a new kind of environmentally friendly material. With the increasing awareness of environmental protection around the world, especially in China, biodegradable materials become very promising products. However, the application of biodegradable materials was not so widely promoted as expected...

2013-12-19 23:02:26

Green Dot has developed a high quality synthetic leather material made with Terratek® Flex, the market’s first compostable elastomeric bioplastic. The new material combines an exquisite soft touch and a lighter environmental footprint to make a more sustainable synthetic leather. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Green Dot, a bioscience social enterprise serving the plastics industry and style conscious consumers, has developed a compostable synthetic leather made...

Sandstone Bacteria thrives on oil iron
2013-12-19 08:32:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Able to withstand high heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and pressures that would kill most other organisms, the bacteria Halomonas is a very hardy breed. Traits such as these enable these microbes to eke out a living in deep sandstone and have proven to be useful for hydrocarbon extraction and carbon sequestration. The new study, published in Environmental Microbiology, gives the first unobstructed view of the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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