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More Carbon Absorbed By Nutrient-rich Forests

More Carbon Absorbed By Nutrient-rich Forests

IIASA The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. The study, published in the journal...

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2014-04-17 08:24:09

RENO, Nevada, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals Ltd. (OTC: DSCR) has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with Bio-fuel Technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta, Canada. The Joint Venture will authorize use of Syngar's synthesis technology for applications within the Industrial Hemp sector. The result is a sustainable approach toward the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. The JV partnership will also have...

2014-04-16 12:23:28

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Energy announced it has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California. The 2-megawatt plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar - a solid carbon byproduct that is used as a soil conditioner and filter media. The plant will be the first to use forest-based fuel in California. The Lake Tahoe project...

2014-04-08 23:03:03

An article featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management reports on the results of field tests on the fertile “PowerCrane” line of giant miscanthus. A sterile hybrid, the giant miscanthus is a promising bioenergy crop. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Cultivation of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source. A sterile hybrid, giant miscanthus, is a promising bioenergy crop that, unfortunately, carries a high establishment...

2014-04-08 12:23:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, INC. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, is pleased to announce that it worked with the Attero executive team and EECT-Turbomachinery to jointly host a Market Insider Education event in the Netherlands on Thursday, April 3(rd). Attero is the largest waste management company in the Netherlands, and is deploying this...

2014-04-07 08:23:16

WALNUT, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that VIASPACE and its Nicaraguan partners are forming a company in Nicaragua to own and operate the Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12 MW power plant. The company is named "Energia Reino Verde" or in English "Green Kingdom Energy". At the International Biomass Conference held in Orlando, Florida March 24-26, 2014, VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, reported progress on the Nicaragua...

2014-04-03 08:26:37

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AXIO Data Group Ltd (AXIO) announced that it has acquired FOEX Indexes Ltd (FOEX) which will sit alongside RISI in AXIO's portfolio of forest products information assets. FOEX also announced today that FOEX and RISI have entered into a long-term agreement for RISI to become the exclusive re-seller of FOEX data subscription products. As part of AXIO, FOEX will remain an independent organization providing price indices, keeping its...

2014-04-03 08:21:52

DUBLIN, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gbkv6n/biomass_to_energy) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gbkv6n/biomass_to_energy ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market for biomass power plants will grow...

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 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)....

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...