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2011-07-14 16:06:24

'Dry rot' genome offers lessons for biofuel pretreatment processes Feared by realtors and homeowners alike, dry rot due to the fungus Serpula lacrymans causes millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and buildings around the world. This brown rot fungus' capacity to break down the cellulose in wood led to its selection for sequencing by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in 2007, with the goal of identifying the enzymes involved in the degradation process and...

2011-07-14 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today the completion of Lilly's $2 million upgrade to the company's research-guided beamline, located at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne's campus outside of Chicago. The APS is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility operated by Argonne. The Lilly Research Laboratories Collaborative Access Team (LRL-CAT)...

2011-07-12 12:28:02

Berkeley Lab researchers observe structural transformations in single nanocrystals While a movie about giant robots that undergo structural transformations is breaking box office records this summer, a scientific study about structural transformations within single nanocrystals is breaking new ground for the design of novel materials that will serve next-generation energy storage batteries and solar energy harvesting devices. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

2011-07-06 15:28:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volvo Trucks' New River Valley (NRV) manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. reduced its energy intensity by nearly 30 percent in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge set by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Save Energy Now LEADER Program in Oct. 2009 as a challenge to the U.S. industrial sector. Volvo Trucks in North America and 31 other major companies pledged to reduce...

2011-06-30 18:16:00

FORT LEE, N.J., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today released the following U.S. inflation update to its NIA members: NIA is very disturbed by President Obama's decision to sell off oil from the U.S. emergency oil reserve, in an attempt to drive down oil prices. One week ago it was announced that the U.S. and other oil-consuming nations that are a part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will begin releasing 60 million barrels...

2011-06-29 08:33:00

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QED Connect, Inc. (OTC: QEDN), a New York corporation ("QED Connect"), today announced that its partner in Sofame Energy, Sofame Technologies Inc. ("Sofame Technologies") (TSXV: SDW), sees a growing demand for its award-winning industrial heat reclaim systems and ultra-efficient water heating technologies. The Sofame Percotherm®'s performance metrics, in its managements' opinion, are among the best in the industry,...

2011-06-28 14:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worried about the high cost of keeping cool this summer? For a limited time, EnergyWorks, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is offering deeply discounted home energy assessments to homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. EnergyWorks combines all available rebates, tax credits, and low-interest loans with the expertise of certified...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Dow Solar and Project Team Share the Mission of Sustainability, Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Dow Solar announced its sponsorship of Empowerhouse, a team participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon Competition, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this fall. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, this biennial competition challenges college students to design, build, and operate a solar-powered house. The Empowerhouse...

2011-06-16 21:34:36

Berkeley Lab plasmon rulers may offer unprecedented view of critical biological events The world's first three-dimensional plasmon rulers, capable of measuring nanometer-scale spatial changes in macrmolecular systems, have been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. These 3D plasmon rulers could provide scientists with unprecedented...

2011-06-03 08:00:00

ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced it has signed an exclusive option agreement with Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, to license technology from PNNL for use with Perma-Fix's proprietary process to safely and cost-effectively produce Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which is used to make Technetium 99m (Tc-99m).Tc-99m is the most widely used medical isotope...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.