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2014-06-17 08:21:25

LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 17, 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 that it has received an order from Dillon Transport, an industry leader in temperature-sensitive transportation with 30 years of experience and approximately 20 locations in the U.S., for its fully-integrated Back-of-Cab Fuel Storage System. The Back-of-Cab...

2014-06-17 08:21:11

Wins National Award for Demonstrating Good Design is Good Business CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough + Partners is pleased to announce that Sustainability Base, the facility it designed for the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has been named a Good Design is Good Business award winner by Architectural Record magazine. For 17 years, the magazine has honored a select group of projects whose intentions and results prove the...

2014-06-17 04:20:41

BANGALORE, India and WARREN, New Jersey, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud-based platform to improve the working condition of waste pickers and integrate them into mainstream economy Mindtree [http://www.mindtree.com ], a global technology services company, today announced the launch of 'I Got Garbage' (IGG - http://www.igotgarbage.com), a cloud-based platform aimed to simplify waste management and transform every waste picker in...

2014-06-17 00:20:36

BARCELONA, Spain, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows advanced eTMF technologies improve inspection readiness and compliance while reducing costs At this week's Drug Information Association's (DIA) 50th Annual Meeting, Veeva Systems released the results of the Veeva 2014 Paperless TMF Survey: An Industry Benchmark [http://www.veeva.com/tmf-survey-2014 ], the largest TMF survey to date. This in-depth study of more than 250...

2014-06-16 23:08:25

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the Global and China Organic Rice market. The report provides basic Organic Rice information, including Organic Rice definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure as well as...

2014-06-16 16:21:34

JUPITER, Fla., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today that Biofuels Digest has selected Dyadic to be included in its Biofuel Digest Index as part of the annual rebalancing of publicly traded stocks included in the index. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/CL06708LOGO Danai Brooks, Chief...

2014-06-16 08:20:59

GOL Airlines, the official airline of the Brazil soccer team, will use Honeywell Green Jet Fuel on 200 commercial flights during the 2014 World Cup DES PLAINES, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced from its UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process will power 200 commercial flights on GOL Airlines during the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) in Brazil. GOL Airlines, the official airline of the Brazil...

Eucalyptus logs
2014-06-14 03:00:06

U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute From antiseptic oils to the construction of didgeridoos, the traditional Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, the eucalyptus tree serves myriad purposes, accounting for its status as one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees. Its prodigious growth habit has caught the eyes of researchers seeking to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus’ potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production, and provide a...

2014-06-13 16:23:55

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the publication of its eleventh annual sustainability report. The online report details the company's environmental, social and governance performance, with a focus on areas significant to its long-term success. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120111/AQ34535LOGO Highlights of Weyerhaeuser's 2013 sustainability performance include: -- Operated 73 percent of its sites injury-free and...

2014-06-13 08:25:05

Sessions to focus on Net-Zero, building resiliency, the growing multifamily sector, building science fundamentals and cost-effective climate-specific passive building standards CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) announced today that William Rose, pioneering building scientist, will deliver the keynote address at the 9(th) Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco, during the opening plenary on Friday, September 12, 2014....

Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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