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2014-03-27 20:20:36

BOSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released a report today geared toward generating a serious discussion on building a sustainable, regional food system in six New England states. The report, New England Food Policy: Building A Sustainable Food System, is the result of nearly two years of research and interviews with key players in the food system on how to increase...

2014-03-27 12:30:14

BURNABY, British Columbia, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The processed package food and fruits & vegetables accounted for the highest revenue share in Germany's organic food market Increasing purchasing power and consumer health concerns are significantly contributing towards the robust growth in organic food sales across the globe. In 2013, North America accounted for more than one third of the overall global demand for organic food, followed closely by Europe....

2014-03-27 12:22:52

Company's Subsidiary Poised to Benefit from Global Mobile Device Proliferation PIPESTONE, Minn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company"), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, is pleased to announce today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Juhl Tower Services has positioned itself for tremendous growth as the size and depth of the mobile data and communications market continues to increase. Wrapping...

2014-03-27 04:20:12

HOUSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TruStar Energy, one of the leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, is excited to announce the grand opening of a new truck-friendly public fast-fill fueling station in Houston, TX, constructed for Freedom CNG. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/LA30600LOGO The station, located at 7155 High Life Drive in northwest Harris County, will allow both commercial and public CNG-powered vehicles to fuel via...

2014-03-26 23:28:58

Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc., and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their Biofuels ISOCONVERSION facility. The facility processes renewable feedstocks such as plant oils, tallow, and waste vegetable oil into 100% drop-in diesel and jet fuels. Golden, CO (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/per day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels...

2014-03-26 23:23:41

Leading corporate communications publisher Ragan Communications praises whole food supplement manufacturer for its meticulous stewardship of the land. Palmyra, Wis (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 A core value at Standard Process Inc. is its commitment to the whole planet to use only environmentally safe farming practices. The company’s organic farming efforts recently earned the PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Award for best sustainability/green initiative from Ragan Communications. The...

2014-03-26 23:23:39

The global biorefinery applications market is expected to grow to nearly $700.7 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. The biomaterials market is the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 22.8%. Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, Biorefinery Applications: Global Markets, the global biorefinery applications market is expected to grow to nearly $700.7 billion by 2018,...

2014-03-26 23:04:52

Advent to offer complete high temperature MEA product line East Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Advent Technologies has acquired a license from BASF SE that grants the right to fabricate and market BASF’s high temperature membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) that are based on polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes and gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) developed by BASF. MEAs are used in commercially available systems such as micro combined heat and power, backup power, and battery range...

2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...

2014-03-25 20:21:05

Good opportunities for private waste management companies with expertise and efficiency in engineering both treatment facilities and landfill SYDNEY, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Government emphasis on waste diversion from landfills will strengthen the prospects of the solid waste management (SWM) market in Australia. With increasing waste volume and the government's long-term plan to achieve zero or near-zero waste, market participants are already seeing the lucrative benefits of SWM....


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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