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2014-04-01 23:26:30

Opportunities and threats to forest utilization and management, such as emerald ash borer, will bring leading minds together for SAF-credited educational tracks, industry tours, and world-class networking at Forest Business Network's summer event. Rochester, MN (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 What are the wood utilization options for urban trees infested by invasive species like the emerald ash borer? Elite minds within the forest products industry will address this question—and many...

2013-10-10 23:21:10

Winners will be announced November 15, 2013 at the Institute's Innovation Celebration in New York City. San Diego, CA. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation’s (NET), Universal Construction Panel has been selected as one of ten finalists in the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge to highlight the next generation in green building. The company was selected from 144 applicants after a rigorous screening process conducted by Cradle to Cradle...

2013-04-16 16:21:07

KRALJEVO, Serbia, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Environmental Europe AG (NEEU), a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET), will break ground on the company's first European manufacturing plant on April 17, 2013. The plant will be located in Jagodina at KP 2413/58 KO Kocino Selo, Kraljevo, Serbia. The facility will produce up to 100 million square feet per year of the company's ECOR® panels. ECOR® products offer recyclable, non-toxic, 100% recycled...

2013-01-24 12:22:06

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ECOR® Global 866-417-5518, a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation has created the first 100% sustainable set for 20(th) Century Fox's critically acclaimed comedy series "Raising Hope." 45 of the company's patented ECOR® panels were used to create a modern hotel suite for a two-part episode of the comedy. All of the panel sections, walls and ceiling soffits were custom built in San Diego based on designs...

2013-01-18 12:20:45

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ECOR® Global, a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET) has featured its HoneyCor(TM) product in Vincent Lamouroux's art installation in the LOST (in LA) major art exhibition of International Contemporary and Modern Art. The exhibit is being held at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. The show runs from December 1, 2012 through January 27, 2013. Hours are...

2012-05-01 06:28:31

SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Environmental Technologies (NET, San Diego, CA), a leading sustainable materials manufacturer, announced its exclusive license to commercialize technology based on two patents filed jointly with the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL). NET Founder/CEO and ECOR® inventor Robert Noble stated: "This license agreement is another milestone in our long standing collaboration with the USDA-FPL, where environmentally superior...

2012-03-24 03:25:57

Without fungi and microbes to break down dead trees and leaf litter in nature, the forest floor might look like a scene from TV's "Hoarders." Massive-scale genome sequencing projects supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and being carried out at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) highlight the importance of learning how the cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin that serve as a plant's infrastructure can be broken down by these forest organisms to extract needed nutrients. Among...

2011-06-14 09:04:00

VISALIA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the fermentation of C5 sugars, such as xylose, to ethanol. The license marks the culmination of the 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between FPL and...

2011-06-13 10:11:00

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation (NET), a leading sustainable materials developer and manufacturer, announces its submittal for two US and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents jointly with the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin, detailing new eco-composite panel technology advancements. The company has completed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement...

2009-02-06 09:06:59

An international team led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery making brown-rot fungi uniquely destructive to wood. The same processes that provide easier access to the energy-rich sugar molecules bound up in the plant's tenacious architecture are leading to innovations for the...