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2011-08-17 14:44:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDS International Corp. (OTCQB: HDSI) today announced that it has acquired an exclusive license relating to carbon capture, carbon sequestration and industrial algae-for-biofuels technologies from Hillwinds Ocean Energy, LLC. The acquired technology can be applied for ocean-based biomass production through the fixation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in biological systems. The technology can be applied to remove large volumes of CO2 from the waste...

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2011-08-15 07:17:54

A new study shows that as climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-organisms leading to a release of stored soil carbon. The research was led by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK. The results are published online August 14, 2011 in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change. The researchers used results from a six-year experiment in a rainforest at the...

2011-08-03 21:56:31

Agriculture's mobile nature makes predicting regional greenhouse gas impacts more complex Today, farming often involves transporting crops long distances so consumers from Maine to California can enjoy Midwest corn, Northwest cherries and other produce when they are out of season locally. But it isn't just the fossil fuel needed to move food that contributes to agriculture's carbon footprint. New research published in the journal Biogeosciences provides a detailed account of how carbon...

2011-08-03 14:35:27

Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by a leading University of Manchester scientist. Writing in the journal Annals of Botany, Professor Douglas Kell argues that developing crops that produce roots more deeply in the ground could harvest more carbon from the air, and make crops more drought resistant, while dramatically reducing carbon levels. In principle, any...

2011-07-25 13:32:44

The Northwest Forest Plan enacted in 1993 was designed to conserve old-growth forests and protect species such as the northern spotted owl, but researchers conclude in a new study that it had another powerful and unintended consequence "“ increased carbon sequestration on public lands. When forest harvest levels fell 82 percent on public forest lands in the years after passage of this act, they became a significant carbon "sink" for the first time in decades, absorbing much more carbon...

2011-07-19 07:30:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fellows of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation helped form a team that has been selected as grant recipients to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" (RTTC), announced at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda as part of more than $40 million in new investments launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy. The winning "Biochar Group" is a volunteer collaboration including...

2011-06-21 12:49:04

Using barium oxide nanoparticles, researchers have developed a self-cleaning technique that could allow solid oxide fuel cells to be powered directly by coal gas at operating temperatures as low as 750 degrees Celsius. The technique could provide a cleaner and more efficient alternative to conventional power plants for generating electricity from the nation's vast coal reserves. Solid oxide fuel cells can operate on a wide variety of fuels, and use hydrocarbons gases directly "“ without...

2011-06-13 17:33:00

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) announced today the successful start of operations of a 25 Megawatt carbon capture facility at Southern Company's Plant Barry, owned and operated by Alabama Power. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH19163-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH19163LOGO-b ) This facility utilizes the KM CDR Process®* capture technology, jointly developed by...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) announced today that its 25-megawatt carbon capture and storage facility is operating and capturing carbon dioxide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Located at Plant Barry near Mobile, Ala., the CCS facility is the world's largest for a coal-fired generating power plant. It will capture approximately 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually - or the equivalent of emissions from 25 MW - for...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...


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