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2013-11-06 13:51:23

For millions of homes, plants, wood and other types of "biomass" serve as an essential source of fuel, especially in developing countries, but their mercury content has raised flags among environmentalists and researchers. Scientists are now reporting that among dozens of sources of biomass, processed pellets burned under realistic conditions in China emit relatively low levels of the potentially harmful substance. The report was published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. Xuejun Wang...

Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and...

2013-10-24 23:29:06

Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied at a supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Valoya’s AP673 spectrum, designed for leafy greens and herbs to maintain plants in their vegetative stage longer, resulting in high number of leaves and larger biomass. This was evident from the results at Geisenheim, where it provided the best growth for parsley and...

2013-10-23 23:24:10

Public television conservation newsmagazine series highlights Genera’s contributions to sustainable land use. Vonore, TN (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Genera Energy, Inc., a leading-edge biomass supply chain enterprise will be featured on the third season of the public television series “This American Land.” Genera provides and develops resource-sensitive, sustainable feedstock systems for bioenergy and bioproducts makers. It was recently named winner of the 2013 Sustainable Biofuels...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.