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Water Trips Up Chemical Reactions That Lead To Biofuels

Water Trips Up Chemical Reactions That Lead To Biofuels

Mary Beckman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development Trying to understand the chemistry that...

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2014-08-27 23:08:17

With the influx of wind farm projects being constructed in the US, vandalism and theft at these large and remote facilities have also been on the rise. HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel would be an effective solution for 24/7 security and surveillance to protect the valuable assets within. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Clean, renewable energy by the way of wind farms have been gaining popularity in the US recently, a trend that was effectively reinforced after last month’s...

2014-08-27 23:05:49

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Onshore Wind Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report database. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Onshore Wind Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the onshore wind energy market was valued...

2014-08-27 20:22:23

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/569842/Natural-and-Organic-Foods-and-Beverages-in-the-US-4th-Edition.html U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose 5.5% to nearly $53.5 billion in 2014, 53% higher than sales five years earlier, with the organic foods sector leaping ahead 12.5% in 2014....

2014-08-27 12:32:08

CHF 500 million overall investment, with CHF 15 million to develop AAA coffee growing programs in Africa MILAN, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the second annual meeting of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board, Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestle Nespresso, set out an ambitious strategy to accelerate the company's sustainability focus and introduce several major new initiatives that will create significant benefits for the business, society and the...

2014-08-27 08:29:23

Annual Report Demonstrates Commitment to Green Products and Practices INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" product portfolio, announced today the release of its 2013 Sustainability Report. The second annual report reviews the company's manufacturing and business processes, as well as its product portfolio, to measure the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility...

2014-08-27 08:22:52

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (NFEC) ("NF Energy" or the "Company"), a leading energy saving services and solutions provider for China's power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure development industries, today announced that the Company has developed a new solution to the disposal of landfill leachate. It has entered a new market in environmental protection. Leachate Concentration Harmless Dryer,...

2014-08-26 12:22:21

Winner of Solid Waste Association of North America's Gold Award GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services' North Texas Recycling Complex was named winner today of the Solid Waste Association of North America's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. The Award recognizes a North American facility with the most outstanding environmental and economically sound solid waste management practices, and that demonstrates innovation in recycling technologies and processes....

2014-08-26 08:25:38

Launches Year-Long Sustainability 360 Program on Wildfires, Drought and Water Issues, Climate Science and Native American Cultural Sustainability FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, wildfire season is trending longer, larger and more extreme. As fires continue to blaze in the West, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is launching a multi-part series, designed to provide education on critical issues related to wildfires. The series features expert commentary,...

2014-08-26 08:20:39

DUBLIN, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Charging Equipment for EV Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Electric vehicle charging equipment, also called EV charging station, electric recharging point, and charging point, is an important element in an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric cars,...

2014-08-25 16:24:05

LONDON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Australia Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2014 - Market Trends, Regulations and Competitive Landscapehttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2312395/Australia-Power-Market-Outlook-to-2030-Update-2014---Market-Trends-Regulations-and-Competitive-Landscape.htmlAustralia Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2014 - Market Trends, Regulations and Competitive LandscapeSummaryThis report elaborates...


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • 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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