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2014-04-03 08:23:02

Innovative Partnership with Hannon Armstrong ANNAPOLIS, Md. and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced an agreement under which HASI will provide $42 million in non-recourse debt to help finance SunPower's residential solar lease program. The transaction allows SunPower to leverage its existing lease assets and expand its program while increasing its cash...

2014-04-03 08:21:52

DUBLIN, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gbkv6n/biomass_to_energy) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gbkv6n/biomass_to_energy ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market for biomass power plants will grow...

2014-04-02 23:30:27

New eco-innovation company is on a roll with products made from bamboo and sugarcane. If every person in the U.S. used a least one roll of Nimbus Eco's sustainable, tree-free toilet tissue instead of traditional tissue approximately 470,000 trees could be saved annually. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Lifelong friends Mark Samuels and Josh Askin find themselves engaged in “potty talk” – as is usual since founding Nimbus Eco® in 2012. With a shared vision to create a...

2014-04-02 23:02:27

Over the past five years, rapid growth in generic products as key patents expired pushed prices down in the Pesticide Manufacturing industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Historically, the biggest factor influencing the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia was the level of agricultural output and income. Over the past five years, however,...

2014-04-02 16:24:03

OAK BROOK, IL, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX: PRI), a clean energy company that generates revenue from capturing and recycling recoverable heat and byproduct fuels from industrial processes, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, after market close on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. A telephone conference call hosted by management to discuss the financial results will be held:...

2014-04-02 16:23:10

DUBLIN, Apr. 02, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pz49zv/global_algae ) has announced the addition of the "Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Governments in various countries including the US, Italy, China, Germany, and India have been funding biofuel projects, and have introduced incentives and subsidies to vendors that produce biofuels....

2014-04-02 12:21:08

Company pledges to cut emissions and use a sustainable aviation biofuel by 2020 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced aggressive 2020 sustainability goals today, pledging to decrease fuel consumption by 20 percent, use a sustainable aviation biofuel at one or more airports and increase its recruitment of military veterans. These are among a series of goals and accomplishments highlighted in Alaska Air Group's newly released 2013 Sustainability...

2014-04-02 12:20:12

- April 30 Event to Feature State Agency Experts and Industry Leaders - PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, and Bridgestone Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company, will highlight the innovative benefits of rubberized asphalt on April 30, 2014 with an event called "Recycle Florida: 2014." The event will be held at the Tires...

2014-04-02 08:36:04

'Building Protection Forum' Will Connect Building Protectors to Resources and Each Other MILWAUKEE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leader in manufacturing products that make buildings safer, healthier, and more sustainable, Inpro understands the challenges facing building stakeholders. From shrinking budgets to increasing accountability, these professionals--including architects, designers, contractors and owners--must continually adapt to an ever-changing world. Inpro is on a mission to...

2014-04-02 08:23:52

XI'AN, China, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG; "CREG" or "the Company"), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announces that it has received the patent certificate after the State Intellectual Property Office approved its application for the patent of "A Bifurcated Chute Insulation Structure," and the patent number is ZL201320462397.7. Mr. Guohua Ku, Chairman and CEO of CREG commented, "Our...


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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