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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...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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