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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...

2014-10-15 23:03:37

– Leading Solar PV Developer Readies for Next Phase in Projects, Has Over 1,000MW in PPAs Under Development – California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced that the Kern County Board of Supervisors has approved Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for its utility-scale solar PV projects totaling up to 135 Megawatts (MW) under development in Kern County, Calif. The unanimous vote of the Board endorses the further development of clean renewable solar PV power...

2014-10-15 16:32:31

DUBLIN, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Green and Recycled Mobile Phone Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Recycling or reusing cell phones helps the environment by saving energy, conserving natural resources, and keeping reusable materials out of landfills, thus reducing pollution. Cell phones contain a large number of chemicals and hazardous substances used in their...

2014-10-15 16:24:09

Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing renewable chemicals, announced today that it will report its financial results for the third quarter 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014. BioAmber will also hold a live investor conference call and webcast at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (1:30 PM PT) to discuss the results. Conference Call and Webcast Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 4:30 PM Eastern Time /1:30 PM...

2014-10-15 16:23:23

Summit to feature interactive discussions and preliminary results of global cold chain study LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry, while one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152340 Against the backdrop of World Food Day and in response to this issue and...

2014-10-15 12:27:39

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Rhonda Martin bought her first Pedego electric bike in 2012, she weighed 457 pounds. "Riding an electric bike was my first form of exercise," she said. "I could barely walk 150 steps at a time. With my Pedego, I began a journey to a new shape and a new life." To date, Martin has lost more than 270 pounds and has brought her fitness to a level she never dreamed of in the past. In two-and-a-half years, Martin has gone from hardly being able...


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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