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2008-12-03 08:37:16

Converting forests or fields to biofuel crops can increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where "“ and which "“ biofuel crops are used, University of Illinois researchers report this month. The researchers analyzed data from dozens of studies to determine how planting new biofuel crops can influence the carbon content of the soil. Their findings appear this month in the journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy. Plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon...

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2008-10-23 11:29:14

Talk about a field of dreams. Cornell bioenergy plant experts are learning which field grasses are the best candidates for "dedicated energy" crops in the Northeast, considering the region's climate and soil conditions. The experts hosted their first field day Sept. 10 to give farmers, government officials, extension educators and researchers the opportunity to view stands of tall grasses that represent the future of bioenergy in the Northeast. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences'...

2008-10-21 09:00:47

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., (BULLETIN BOARD: CLTH) announces that market Advisors Research has initiated coverage of the company with an intermediate term price range of $1.98 for its common stock. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080106/CLSU020LOGO) For the complete report please visit: http://thenewssvc.atapps.com/CLTH1008.pdf. The research report states, "CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. is a United States-based development stage...

2008-10-20 18:00:27

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CLTH) announces that it has placed its initial orders for equipment to be used at its first commercial site located in Chicago, Illinois. CleanTech expects to begin producing biomass from municipal solid waste for the production of renewable energy in the near-term. Initially, the biomass produced in Chicago will be co-fired with coal at existing coal fired power plants operating in the Chicago area....

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A first-of-its-kind pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol plant has scheduled a groundbreaking event today at the University of Tennessee site in Vonore, Tennessee. The joint venture between the university, DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware), Genencor International Incorporated (Palo Alto, California) and Danisco (CPH:DCO) (Copenhagen, Denmark) will break ground on the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC "Grassoline" cellulosic...

2008-10-14 03:00:26

Investor Relations: ICR Kathleen Heaney, 203-803-3585 ir@metabolix.com Logo: http://www.metabolix.com Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for the world's needs for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that it will be presenting at the Jefferies & Co. 6th Global Clean Tech Conference taking place October 22, 2008 in London. Richard Eno, the Company's CEO, and Joseph Hill, CFO, will be presenting on...

2008-10-13 18:00:23

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CLTH) announces that it has closed the merger of Biomass North America Licensing, Inc. into its wholly-owned subsidiary. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080106/CLSU020LOGO) CleanTech plans to move quickly to implement its newly acquired technology at a commercial waste transfer station in Chicago, Illinois to produce cellulosic biomass from municipal solid waste. In cooperation with the...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Neste Oil Singapore Private Limited, a unit of Neste Oil (PINKSHEETS:NTOIF) (Espoo, Finland), has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Tuas Power Scope Project. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showNews.jsp?newsitemID=139807, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While corn-fed fuel-ethanol plants seem to be springing up right and left in the U.S., DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware) has a unique research-driven perspective on both the upstream and downstream sectors of the alternative fuels market. In order to avoid the fuel-food competition, DuPont is focusing on nongrain energy crops, such as switchgrass, for fuel production. In downstream research, DuPont is currently teamed up...

2008-09-29 00:00:28

By Murray Evans The Associated Press GUYMON, Okla. - Curtis Raines describes himself as "just a dumb old farmer" who's not afraid to ask an obvious question: Why grow corn for fuel when it could be used to feed hungry people? "That just doesn't make a lot of sense to me," Raines said. The 64-year-old Oklahoma Panhandle farmer is growing a 1,000- acre plot of switchgrass, billed as the world's largest of its type, to test whether the native plant can replace corn in making ethanol. The...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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