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2010-06-01 15:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3, join the World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation in an important "All About Sustainability" webinar to learn about the environmental, social, and economic impacts of palm oil plantation expansion in Southeast Asia and hear solutions that benefit the industry, the environment, local people, and buyers of forest products around the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) Registration for...

2010-02-23 09:03:00

Plant to Provide Electricity, Jobs to Underdeveloped Community COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tseai Energy Unlimited (www.tseai.com), an early-stage company that develops biofuel-generating agricultural processing plants to bring electricity to underdeveloped countries and boost their economies, today announces its team is traveling to Sierra Leone to lay the foundation for its first pilot program. TEU installs small-scale agricultural processing plants that take...

2010-02-16 04:09:00

DALLAS, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Biodiesel Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total global Biodiesel market is expected to be worth US$12.6 billion by 2014, out of which the European and Americas market will account for nearly 55.6% and 28.6% of the total revenues respectively. The global market is expected to record a CAGR of 7.8% from 2009 to 2014. Browse 10...

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2009-12-21 13:25:00

Conservationists have warned that the world has less than 20 years left to save the orangutan, AFP reported. Experts say the charismatic red ape will become extinct if no action is taken to protect its jungle habitat, as deforestation and the expansion of palm oil plantations have taken a heavy toll in Malaysia and Indonesia, where there are thought to be 50-60,000 orangutans still living in the wild. Tsubouchi Toshinori from the Borneo Conservation Trust said the orangutans' habitat is...

2009-11-09 07:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced that a consortium co-led by the Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding Centre of MPOB and Orion Genomics has sequenced three oil palm genomes from two oil palm species, an important food and biofuel crop. This genome sequencing effort provides a comprehensive genetic blueprint of E. oleifera and E. guineensis including the pisifera and dura palms. In commercial...

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2009-10-22 13:27:50

Wildlife conservationists say a boom in palm oil -- used extensively for biofuel and processed food like margarine -- has affected the jungles in Borneo, endangering the already declining orangutan populations, AFP reported. Experts believe that among the 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans left in the wild, some 80 percent of them are in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia's Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak. However, the charismatic red-haired apes will be virtually eliminated in the wild within...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

WASHINGTON and MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Palm Oil, Timber and Carbon Offsets (POTICO), a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the NewPage Corporation, is making progress toward conserving rainforests in Indonesia by creating an ecologically and fiscally sustainable palm oil industry. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091001/CL82739-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) (Logo:...

2009-09-29 02:30:00

Report exposes how attempts by environmental NGOs to restrict production, trade of palm oil (a sustainable oil) would harm successful strategies to end poverty, restrict opportunities for developing countries to reduce emissions BANGKOK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the United Nations climate change meeting in Bangkok, the NGO World Growth released a new report exposing the damaging economic and environmental consequences for developing countries of misguided campaigns...

2009-06-24 14:05:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Charles Fishel, Chairman of Abundant Biofuels Corporation, noted that "There are about 100 biodiesel refineries operating below capacity and another 47 idle refineries in the United States, alone." To help solve this problem, Abundant Biofuels provides standardized long-term contracts (5- or 10-years) in multiples of 50,000 barrels (2,100.000 gallons) of jatropha oil. Financing is available. Several U.S. biodiesel refiners soon will be...

2009-06-22 07:00:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), an Autonomous Institution of the Government of Costa Rica. Under the terms of the letter of intent, ICE will evaluate NGBF's biofuels, leading ultimately to the potential licensing of NGBF technology and to the construction of its own biofuel production...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.