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2013-11-21 23:27:15

Multi-million Dollar DOE Grant Funded Research and Development of Innovative Feedstock Logistics Systems Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In 2009, The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $5 million to Genera Energy Inc., a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock advancements and supply chain improvements in Vonore, Tenn., and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to research and develop economical systems for bulk-handling and processing of chopped...

2013-11-21 23:20:54

The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in America’s gasoline supply for 2014, dropping it from 18.15 billion gallons to about 15 billion gallons. The following statements from energy and environment policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in...

2013-11-14 23:22:37

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. ("CTi") (OTCBB: CVAT) (Berlin: Stuttgart: WTC) announced today that the Company’s U.S. Patent Application, entitled ‘Process for Producing Biodiesel through Lower Molecular Weight Alcohol-Targeted Cavitation’, has been approved for patent issuance. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This approval adds another significant accomplishment to CTi’s extensive portfolio of patents related to Cavitation-Assisted Technologies and...

Study Uses Neutron Scattering, Supercomputing To Demystify Forces At Play In Biofuel Production
2013-11-13 16:18:06

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers studying more effective ways to convert woody plant matter into biofuels at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified fundamental forces that change plant structures during pretreatment processes used in the production of bioenergy. The research team, which published its results in Green Chemistry, set out to decipher the inner workings of plant cell walls during pretreatment, the most expensive stage of biofuel...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'