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Waste Methane Turned Into Biodegradable Plastic
2014-05-28 03:11:06

National Science Foundation Scientists are making PHA (a biodegradable polymer similar to the polypropylene used in yogurt containers) from waste methane What if we could make the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just disappear? What if plastics didn't accumulate in our landfills? What if we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while replacing up to 30 percent of the world's plastics with a biodegradable substitute? Researchers have tried for decades to achieve these goals. One approach...

2014-05-27 16:21:31

Biofuels project to create and support new jobs in Potter County HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Community and Economic Development announced today that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advance clean and alternative energy sources with the investment of more than $3.4 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. "The Corbett administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy...

2014-05-27 08:23:01

Lund's Department of Chemical Engineering will be conducting sustainability development research related to the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass feedstocks MILFORD, Ohio, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University (Lund, Sweden) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development activities...

2014-05-27 08:22:07

Inbicon technology to be centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform ANNAWAN, Ill. and LEOLA, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Griffith, Co-Founder & President of Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC and Thomas Corle, co-founding partner of Leifmark, LLC today announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, the first stage of a plan for co-locating an Inbicon Biomass Refinery on the site of Patriot's 110 MMgy grain-ethanol plant in Annawan,...

2014-05-26 11:08:38

IFR The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved. Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is seen as a potential source of...

Biodiesel Made Sustainable With New, Fossil-fuel-free Process
2014-05-23 03:07:28

Michigan State University A new fuel-cell concept, developed by an Michigan State University researcher, will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process. The platform, which uses microbes to glean ethanol from glycerol and has the added benefit of cleaning up the wastewater, will allow producers to reincorporate the ethanol and the water into the fuel-making process, said Gemma...

2014-05-23 08:25:12

Research Center Moves to Next Level Expanding Scope, Opportunity and Commitment ATLANTA, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech is pleased to announce a broader research mission, additional resources and a new name for the Institute of Paper Science and Technology [IPST], one of Georgia Tech's 10 interdisciplinary research institutes. IPST is being renamed the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) effective June 1, 2014. Over the past decade, the research mission of IPST has...

2014-05-19 23:02:42

North America's rapidly growing gas-conversion sector will be examined by leading project developers and technologists at the fourth-annual GTL North America conference June 3-5 at Houston's Westin Galleria hotel. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Some 13 U.S. GTL projects announced in the last two years intend to devote most of their output to transport fuels production. They join a growing wave of now 50 gas-conversion projects under consideration, in planning or advanced...

2014-05-19 23:01:45

The new website for Kinetic Fuel Technology is informative, easy to navigate and features an online store. Youngstown, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Kinetic Fuel Technology Inc. recently announced the launch of their new and improved website. Growing online activity and increased online purchases were the driving force behind the update. Included on the site are many of the most visited pages from the previous site, including Hot Topics, FAQs and the online store. The company has experienced an...

2014-05-15 12:26:17

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profileshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/biogas_power_uk_market_outlook_2025_2013_update_capacity_generation_regulations_company_profiles.html Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'