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2014-08-13 08:23:38

Residents Can Now Sign Up for Home Solar Through Sunrun's Simple Online Process SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced the availability of its home solar service in Nevada. Through its service, Nevada residents can now get a solar system installed on their home with no money down and begin saving on their electricity bills immediately. Sunrun will design, install, finance, insure, monitor and maintain...

2014-08-12 23:05:01

The Bellwether Institute’s Sustainable Living Idea Challenge seeks Sustainable Supply Chain ideas and solutions focused on the Global Consumer Products Group. Expected supply chain research solutions will focus on Consumer Engagement, Digital Supply Chain, Data Innovation, Supply Chain Performance, Emerging Market Business Growth themes. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Bellwether Institute, a subsidiary of Bellwether Services, a global supply chain advisory firm focused on...

2014-08-12 23:00:58

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY will open its doors to the public at its Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, showcasing first-of-its-kind technology that is poised to dramatically expand our world’s resources for transportation fuel. The commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk daily to produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, later ramping up to 25 million gallons per year....

2014-08-12 16:25:15

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Biorefinery Market 2014-2018.pdfhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2170338/Global-Biorefinery-Market-2014-2018pdf.htmlAbout BiorefineryA biorefinery is a facility that is used for converting biomass into fuels, power, heat and chemicals. Chemicals such as acetic acid, liquid fuel such as bioethanol and biodegradable plastics such as polyhydroxyalkanoates can be produced from...

2014-08-12 16:23:10

Leading Biofuel Producer Gains Access to Additional $10M in Working Capital PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperium Renewables, Inc., a leader in next-generation biofuels, announced a new lending agreement with Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ), that will provide Imperium with an additional $10 million in working capital to fuel its growth. This modification of a 2012 agreement increases Imperium's working capital from Umpqua to...

2014-08-12 08:24:13

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced receipt of multiple purchase orders from Ryder for more than 80 vehicles for Q-Rail(LITE)((TM))( )and Q-Cab(LITE)((TM)) CNG fuel system modules. In May 2014, Quantum and Ryder entered into a long term agreement for the purchase and supply of complete CNG fuel...

2014-08-12 08:23:54

Waste360 Recycling Summit Will Bring Commercial & Residential Recyclers, Suppliers and Waste Generators Together in a Unique Forum NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste360/WasteExpo, today announced the launch of the 2015 inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit to be held on September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois. The National Waste & Recycling Association will be the leading producer of content and education for the event. Photo -...

2014-08-11 23:04:53

Changing the Way the World Thinks About Energy Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Nokero International, Ltd., the leading expert in solar powered renewable energy, will be unveiling its 9th solar powered bulb, Prima N202, at Aspen’s American Renewable Energy Day Conference held at Hotel Jerome located at 330 E. Main Street, Aspen, CO. 81611. Nokero is continuing to provide a better quality of life and economic opportunities for those without electricity with the launch of the Prima...

2014-08-11 16:22:47

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Biomass in India: Evaluating the Potential for Power Production-2014 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2269928/Biomass-in-India-Evaluating-the-Potential-for-Power-Production-2014.html This is a market research report which provides the information on:- Availability of Bio fuels in India- Guidelines given by Central and State in regard of Biomass Power in India- Details about important...

2014-08-11 16:22:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today the keynote speakers for the Alliance's Signature Event to be held September 24-25, 2014 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The theme of the event is "Powering Business Value Through Sustainability". Dr. James Fava, Chief Sustainability Strategist with PE International, Inc. will moderate the keynote session. Terry F. Yosie,...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'