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2014-09-19 12:22:26

US Defense Production Act Title III Phase 2 funds Red Rock Biofuels project in Oregon HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Velocys, the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that its customer, Red Rock Biofuels, has been awarded a $70 million grant to construct a biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plant in Oregon incorporating Velocys Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147183 "We are very pleased to...

2014-09-19 12:22:00

Project Agreement Executed with Dublin City Council; Project Financing Completed MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced that it has executed an agreement with the Dublin City Council ("Dublin") to build, own and operate a new 600,000 metric tonne per year, 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin, Ireland (the "Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility"). The Company also announced that...

2014-09-19 08:22:38

Sungevity Solar Experts Appear in-Store During New York Climate Week OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity, Inc., a leading global provider of residential solar services, today announced a new partnership with iconic New York City design destination, ABC Carpet & Home. The partnership not only provides ABC's community with an easy and affordable solution to installing solar power in the home but also supports the greater mission to educate today's conscious...

2014-09-18 20:23:39

OTA says expanding organic acreage is key issue for next decade BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of the organic industry is thriving, filled with opportunities on a host of fronts but faced with challenges on many, said Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha at the Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore on Thursday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147172 "The increased amount of organic in our stores...

2014-09-18 12:24:02

Company is World's First Metals Company Accepted into Exclusive Climate Savers Program ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their operational carbon footprint and act as agents of change within their sphere of influence. The only metals company to be accepted into...

2014-09-18 12:23:46

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is proud to announce that the largest annual grassroots solar event in the nation will be taking place at the beginning of next month - October 4-5, 2014. Attending the tour will allow communities across the country the opportunity to see new and innovative technologies locally that will benefit the environment on a global level. Americans have a voice in how they get their energy. Visiting homes on the...

2014-09-18 12:23:31

COMPOUNDING RECYCLED GROUND TIRE RUBBER (GTR) FROM CARS AND TRUCKS WITH THERMOPLASTICS IS ONE METHOD OF ADDRESSING A SIGNIFICANT ENVRIONMENTAL PROBLEM MANSFIELD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) is used in asphalt paving, synthetic mulch, and various types of athletic field surface top dressing, among other applications. Without tire recyclers, billions of tires would hit landfills on an annual basis. Photo -...

2014-09-18 12:23:26

CHANDLER TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park. The Echo Wind Park in Huron County adds another 112 megawatts (MW) to DTE Energy's renewable energy portfolio, or enough to power 52,000 homes. The wind park, primarily in Oliver and Chandler townships in Michigan's Thumb area, is sited on nearly 16,000 acres....

2014-09-18 12:23:16

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help Unilever achieve its business goals, Cargill has delivered over the past four years a series of ground-breaking solutions aimed at helping Unilever reduce its environmental impact, improve sustainability and grow its business through innovation. This work has resulted in Unilever selecting Cargill as its first-ever "Visionary" award winner during its fourth Partner to Win Supplier Summit earlier this month in Wembley, London. Cargill was...

2014-09-18 12:22:08

Blue Sun's St. Joseph, Missouri Biodiesel Refinery Earns Production Quality Recognition SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Sun has received BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission and National Biodiesel Board. There are fewer than 50 companies that have achieved this milestone recognition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147060 "We have always been focused on producing the very highest quality fuel. This...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'