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biofuel
2014-08-23 03:00:23

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 turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. The study, which was...

2014-08-22 23:06:25

Trade Audit Used to Assess Massachusetts Manufacturer of Roofing Systems for Social Responsibility, Environment and Rights of Workers (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Sika Corporation today announced the use of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) methodology for the company’s facility in Canton, MA, where thermoplastic roofing, roof coating and waterproofing systems are manufactured. SMETA focuses on four pillars: labor standards, health and safety,...

2014-08-22 23:00:55

HDI will present "bolt-on" biodiesel technology based upon its ShockWave Power Cavitation Reactor at Biofuels Financial Conference as a way for ethanol plants to diversify co-products and potentially increase profits. Rome, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) of Rome, Georgia will be presenting at the 10th annual Biofuels Financial Conference in Bloomington, MN, August 27-29, 2014. Doug Mancosky, VP of R&D at HDI, will discuss “bolt-on biodiesel” as a...

2014-08-22 16:21:22

California's second largest water agency throws support behind water bond measure LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Thursday's meeting of the Water Replenishment District, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to support California Proposition 1 - the $7.5 billion water bond approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 13 which voters will be asked to approve on California's November ballot....

2014-08-22 08:25:37

Rigid adherence to brand standards in new hotel construction without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues, Liberty reports. ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has a warning for hotel design and construction teams....

2014-08-22 08:22:05

DUBLIN, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biochar Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global commercial biochar production volume (excluding China) was about 100 Kilo tons in 2013 with the maximum percentage share held by North America, followed by Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World with the...

2014-08-21 23:15:32

Additional support to better serve expanding customer base Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Plymouth Technology, Inc., a provider of industrial and Oil & Gas water treatment chemicals and applications engineering solutions, today announced that Karrah Diehl has been hired as a technical administrator serving customers from the Rochester Hills headquarters. Ms. Diehl brings her tremendous skill set and career experiences to Plymouth Technology. She most recently worked at...

2014-08-21 23:11:51

MarketResearchReports.Biz include new market research report on "China Electric Vehicle Industry Report 2014" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse all latest Electric Vehicle Market Research Reports at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/tag/Electric-Vehicle. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 With the implementation of fiscal subsidies, demonstration and popularization, purchase tax exemption, local barriers-dismantling and other favorable policies, China’s...

2014-08-21 23:11:03

A&R Metal Recycling Company is going through a major expansion. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 A&R Metal Recycling Company - http://www.armetalrecyclers.com, a company that buys and processes ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and offers waste management programs for scrap metals and equipment to commercial customers, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Commenting on the Company’s second quarter results, Mike Evans, founder of...

2014-08-21 23:04:31

The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Emmetsburg, IA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands to Attend Project LIBERTY Opening The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand...


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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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.