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2014-10-16 23:07:54

Admirals Bank, a national leader in residential solar and renewable energy financing, is announcing the addition of two new residential loan products to its suite of innovative financing options: The FastTrack and FastTrack Deferred loan programs. Boston, MA & San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 These products allow for faster loan approval times, a more seamless application process, and enhanced service levels and availability. The FastTrack program will be offered through a...

2014-10-16 23:05:26

Nation's Leading Independent Solar PV Developer to Begin Construction on Three Projects Callifornia (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC, the nation's leading independent solar PV developer, today announced the signing of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements with Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. (GSAC) for three of its solar projects located in Kern County, Calif. The 8minutenergy projects, and the associated 8minutenergy subsidiary that wholly...

2014-10-16 23:01:51

SAE International published the J2880 Standard, issued 2014-7, which supersedes the J2880 Standard, issued 2008-10. The Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and SAE International, along with partners and representatives from the motorsports industry, developed these protocols to be used by those automotive racing series who seek recognition as a Green Racing Series. WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 SAE International published the J2880 Standard,...

2014-10-16 23:01:17

Ultramodern Facility Features Solar Power, Optical Sorting & Diversion Technology Sun Valley, California (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 City of Industry, Calif.-based Athens Services announces the opening of a new 80,000-square-foot Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Sun Valley that is designed to process more than 330,000 tons of mixed-waste per year. Construction of the facility began in October 2013 and the facility began accepting materials this week. The Sun Valley MRF represents a...

2014-10-16 20:21:41

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fuel Cells in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells, Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells, Alkaline Fuel Cells, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, and Others.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013...

2014-10-16 16:24:56

Company Joins Circular Economy 100, Furthering its Environmental Leadership SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has released its latest Sustainability Report which details the company's advancements in resource conservation and its leadership in areas such as LEED certification for its factories and offices worldwide. A full copy of the report that outlines SunPower's...

2014-10-16 12:23:39

John Klett recognized by the society's Materials and Energy Recovery Division for contributions to the advancement of solid waste processing technology NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER) recently honored retired Covanta Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, John Klett with the Medal of Achievement Award. John has over 40 years of hands-on experience in power-plant...

2014-10-16 08:25:20

Microalgae-based Renewable Oil Technology Platform to Produce Sustainable Oils and Ingredients Takes Top Honor in Green Chemistry WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from microalgae for commercial use in a wide range of industries. The company will be honored today...

2014-10-16 04:20:40

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world's first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152312 The scope of the...

2014-10-15 23:11:19

Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," shared the microphone with Jeff Oestmann, President and CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, in a hard-hitting discussion of ethanol production and use. With a career in bioenergy and grain processing spanning 20 years, Oestmann is well-steeped in these industries and currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Renewable Fuels Association & Kansas Association of...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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