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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,...

2014-08-11 12:27:57

ALBANY, New York, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Biochar Market- Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the global Biochar market revenue was valued at USD 229.3 Million in 2013 and is expected to reach USD 572.3 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 14.8% from 2013 to 2020. Also, the global commercial Biochar production is expected to surge...

2014-08-11 12:23:00

Roeslein Alternative Energy Collaborates with Smithfield Foods, Murphy Brown Missouri on Largest Biogas Project of its Kind; Significant Environmental Benefits Expected ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is underway in Northern Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC (RAE) in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC (MBM) the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield...

2014-08-11 08:31:33

New campaign shares life's #HappiMess moments and transformative power of Delta® products INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the launch of its newest integrated brand campaign, Delta Faucet Company, a worldwide leader in faucets and related products, encourages consumers to live each day to its messiest through the multi-platform program - "HappiMess(TM)". http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140808/134879 "Somewhere along the way, mess got a bad reputation. But...

2014-08-11 08:24:27

Collaboration supports healthier cleaning solutions for industry and manufacturing MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and Green Endeavor Inc. (GEI) today announced the launch of a collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental and health-related impacts associated with industrial cleaning. This engagement is believed to be the first of its kind, focusing solely on 'greening' industrial...

2014-08-11 00:20:25

Hanergy Holding Group and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce issue Global Renewable Energy Report 2014 BEIJING, Aug. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanergy Holding Group (Hanergy) and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce ("CNECC"), today issued the Global Renewable Energy Report 2014. The report found that China became the world's biggest market for solar power in 2013, with the country's newly installed photovoltaic generating capacity jumping 232% on-year to 12 gigawatts (GW)....

2014-08-07 12:22:32

Celebration set for September at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling example of a better way to farm, and an environmental engineer who triggered an organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry will be honored next month by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for their visionary...

2014-08-07 12:21:10

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. ("Fulcrum"), a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. The airline has made a strategic equity investment in Fulcrum, which is a world pioneer in the development and commercialization of converting municipal solid waste into...

2014-08-07 12:20:56

DALLAS, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CNG and LPG vehicles market is analyzed in terms of volume (thousand units) and value ($million) by vehicle types, fuel types, and by region and respective major countries. CNG and LPG vehicles are amongst the most popular alternative energy fuelled vehicles with LPG being more popular and older than any alternative fuel. However, the trend is expected to change in the future and CNG is expected to be much more popular than LPG. As...

2014-08-06 23:10:03

New Software Leverages Connected Technology to Certifiably Reforest Paper Consumption Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 RJ Young, an independent office equipment and business technology provider, has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows RJ Young to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable...


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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