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2014-05-26 11:08:38

IFR The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved. Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is seen as a potential source of...

2014-03-08 23:03:02

DIY cards and pink pancakes have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready to recycle old board games to make fun cards. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Do not throw out old board games. Awesome DIY cards out of board games and delicious pink pancakes have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Have fun recycling old board games to make fun cards. Homemade cards are easy to make. This project is great for board games that have pieces missing or card games where there are...

2013-11-19 16:48:01

Offset round-bale unroller makes mulching more efficient in organic mulch trials John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient. The research team from the University of Kentucky premiered their new invention in the August issue of HortTechnology. The team altered a conventional round-bale unroller and designed experiments to document its efficiency. "We modified an unroller...

Millions Of Homes Could Utilize Straw As A Potential Energy Source
2013-10-21 15:42:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Applied Energy, straw could be used to help supply energy for homes in the future. Researchers from several organizations found how eight to 13 million tons of straw could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production in Germany. This could provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating in the European country....

2013-05-24 23:22:47

Hot Straw launches new product pack after winning Best New Product at Seattle Coffee Fest. After receiving the Best New Product Award at the Seattle Coffee Fest, The Hot Straw has received rave reviews and mass-market appeal from consumers across the planet who are seeking a straw developed exclusively for drinking hot coffee and other hot liquids. Denver, CO. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Hot Straw launches new product pack after winning Best New Product at Seattle Coffee Fest. Hot Straw, which...

2012-09-18 23:03:01

On September 30th, buildings across Ontario will be opening their doors to take part in the one day Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition building tour. Among these is the Penner Residence. This will mark the first time a project built using prefabricated strawbale wall panels has appeared on the tour. The highly environmental wall panels are manufactured by NatureBuilt Wall Systems Inc. Welland, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 The wolf may have blown down the first little pig's straw...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE AMEX: CBP) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced that the Company has successfully completed a feasibility study to analyze the benefits of using straw pellets, a renewable bio-fuel, for its production operations. As a result of the study, the Company...

2011-04-18 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF), today reported that VIASPACE Giant King Grass was featured in the April issue of Biorefining Magazine which interviewed CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen. Data comparing the composition of Giant King Grass compared to corn straw and wheat straw was...

2009-09-09 11:46:29

British Justice Secretary Jack Straw says his decision to grant a pardon to a soccer fan convicted of attempted murder was based on another man's confession. Michael Shields, 22, was released from prison Wednesday after being pardoned for the 2005 beating of a bartender in Bulgaria during a stopover by Liverpool supporters returning from a match in Turkey. Shields was met by his parents outside the juvenile prison in Warrington and whisked away after waving to a crowd of supporters. Straw...

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2009-07-16 09:40:00

Could straw houses be the buildings of the future? That's what researchers at the University of Bath will be testing this summer by constructing a "BaleHaus" made of prefabricated straw bale and hemp cladding panels on campus.And people around the world will be able to watch its progress online via "Strawcam" from Monday 20 July at: www.bath.ac.uk/features/balehaus/- part of a site which will also feature blogs, videos, photos and lots of other information about the project.Straw is the...


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Straw-colored Fruit Bat, Eidolon helvum
2012-05-14 13:35:42

The straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum), the most extensively distributed of all the African megabats, is one of the largest types of fruit bat. Its African range includes the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, the offshore island of Madagascar, and the Saharan and forest zones of Africa. It can be found in urban areas and does not appear to be effected by them. Found at an altitude of 6,600 feet, the straw-colored fruit bat prefers to roost in trees. This bat was given the status of...

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