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2014-04-02 16:23:34

Newlight to expand the commercial-scale production of AirCarbon using patented greenhouse gas-to-plastic technology IRVINE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newlight Technologies, a company changing the way we think about carbon emissions by using greenhouse gas as a high-value resource to produce cost-effective, carbon-negative AirCarbon plastics, has successfully completed a Series C financing round, raising $9.2 million from both new and existing investors, and bringing the...

2014-04-02 16:23:10

DUBLIN, Apr. 02, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pz49zv/global_algae ) has announced the addition of the "Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Governments in various countries including the US, Italy, China, Germany, and India have been funding biofuel projects, and have introduced incentives and subsidies to vendors that produce biofuels....

2014-04-02 12:21:08

Company pledges to cut emissions and use a sustainable aviation biofuel by 2020 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced aggressive 2020 sustainability goals today, pledging to decrease fuel consumption by 20 percent, use a sustainable aviation biofuel at one or more airports and increase its recruitment of military veterans. These are among a series of goals and accomplishments highlighted in Alaska Air Group's newly released 2013 Sustainability...

2014-04-02 04:21:28

VANCOUVER, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company"), an emerging producer of biofuels, biochemicals and renewable materials, today provided a corporate update to shareholders that it is working with its financial advisors to establish the terms of a financing which it needs to complete within the next month, and announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the three months and nine months ended January 31, 2014 (all figures...

2014-04-01 23:29:17

Clean-tech manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel provides biodiesel fuel-making equipment to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming in effort to increase fuel options for US Farmers. Chico, CA. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has selected the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming (CfSEF), a Torrance, California-based nonprofit research organization, to receive its industry-leading biodiesel processor as a charitable donation. The processor,...

2014-03-31 23:29:56

The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. Berwyn, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. “In an industry with challenging hurdles in product availability, distribution, and scalability, this merger creates a company uniquely positioned to overcome...

2014-03-31 08:22:43

WALNUT, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the St. Croix government has approved Tibbar Energy's permit to build a 7-megawatt biogas power plant on the island of St. Croix. The government approved the permit on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2014 during a meeting at the Virgin Islands Port Authority. The final approval came from the Virgin Island Department on Planning and Natural Resources' Division of Coastal Zone Management (CMZ)....

Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative For High-Energy Rocket Fuel
2014-03-28 17:55:28

John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. With improvements in process efficiency, the biofuel could supplement limited supplies of petroleum-based JP-10, and might also facilitate development of a new generation...

Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance To Improve Biofuel Production
2014-03-28 14:49:50

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels. The ionic liquid resistance is based on a pair of genes discovered in a bacterium native to a tropical rainforest in Puerto...

Functional Designer Chromosome In Yeast Could Lead To Better Biofuels And Medicines
2014-03-28 12:11:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers have taken an important step in the field of synthetic biology, bringing scientists closer to manufacturing microorganisms that could produce biofuels or even medicines. Scientists reported in the journal Science this week that they have synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast using a computer-aided system. “Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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