A Bean Called Castor Can Cut Carbon & Fuel the Future

Vast scope exists for exploitation of castor as a bioenergy crop although there are still some technological challenges to overcome. A combination of conventional breeding methods with biotechnological techniques provides newer routes for designing oils for biofuel purpose.

Hydrogen Gas as a Supplemental Fuel for Automobiles

The system consists of a hydrogen tank, a pressure regulator two cut off valves, a distribution manifold and 4 fuel injectors.

Thunder Bay School Goes Green, Begins Photovoltaic Training Early

Students in Thunder Bay, Ontario, will start training for the realities of the new solar economy at young ages, thanks to a new 50 kW solar photovoltaic installation that the city's Catholic District School Board plans to build on the roof of Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School (John Paul Ele

70 gallons of renewable cellulosic gasoline from one dry ton of waste feedstock

Houston-based bioenergy technology firm Terrabon Inc. achieved a significant milestone this week by exceeding its target yield threshold of 70 gallons of renewable cellulosic gasoline from one dry ton of waste feedstock at its demonstration facility in Bryan, Texas. "Just the research around the process conditions to ultimately achieve that conversion is where a lot of the research in our lab, and translating that into our demonstration plant, has really made this come to fruition," said Terrabon CEO Gary Luce. Terrabon's MixAlco process is described by Luce as a linkage of biological fermentation and chemical processes. It begins by treating the feedstock with lime to enhance its digestibility, and then fermenting the biomass using a mixed-culture of microorganisms to produce a mixture of carboxylic acids. Calcium carbonate is added to the fermentation to neutralize the acids to form corresponding carboxylate salts, which are then dewatered, concentrated, dried and thermally converted to ketones. The ketones are then hydrogenated to alcohols that can be refined into renewable gasoline, diesel or jet fuel blendstocks.

Vertegy Helps Omaha North High School Earn LEED® Silver Certification

Omaha North High School is the first educational facility in Nebraska to be certified under the LEED for Schools rating system.

Empower Software and Rainforest Automation Partnership Aims to Engage Consumers for Smart Grid

Empower Software, the leading provider of user friendly customer access to home energy management, and Rainforest Automation, a leading manufacturer of products that link to and communicate with the smart meter, today announced that they are partnering to engage consumers in smart metering.

BTU International to Debut Next-Generation Thermal Processing Equipment at SNEC 2011

The TRITAN™ dual-lane metallization firing system will be premiered in Hall E3, Stand 590. This state-of-the-art system features increased throughput at 3600 wafers per hour, an edge-grip transport system and a temperature spike faster than 3 seconds.

Sentec partner, OnStream, wins at European Smart Metering Awards

Cambridge, 28 Jan, 2010 - Sentec, the smart grid technology specialist, is pleased to announce that its partner, OnStream, a National Grid company, has triumphed at the European Smart Metering Awards, taking both the Metering Manufacturer & Technology of the Year and the Innovation of the Year categories. This prestigious accolade, adjudicated by a panel of industry specialists, recognise the success of the meters launched by OnStream last year that are bringing Sentec's Mobius sensing technology to the UK market.

Austria's waste industry in the focus

Austria's waste industry is regarded as one of the best in the world. Austrian firms were obliged to invest in equipment because of strict national legislation to reduce environmental impact.

Waste to Energy (w2e) - the hot topic

Sofia, Bulgaria will host the South East European Waste Management & Recycling Conference & Exhibition Save the Planet on 13-15 April 2011. The Netherlands will again be the partner country. Waste to Energy (w2e) will be the hot topic, focusing on Austria.

New Ottawa PV Projects on Course, Will Create Jobs for Trained Solar Workers

Ottawa's Dymon Power Corporation (Dymon Power) recently announced that it has selected Ontario Solar Provider, Inc. (OSP) to design, finance, and install eight photovoltaic (PV) projects in the National Capital Region that will have a combined generating capacity of 2.7 MW. The projects will create

The meeco Group enters the growing Indian solar market

meeco will build up to 50 MWp solar parks in the next three years

Solar Thermal Installations a Highly Efficient Technology Growing in Popularity

The Great Recession caused the economic situation to worsen in 2009, lowering consumer spending as well as decreasing the demand in the solar thermal industry. Slowly in 2010

March Comes in Like a Lion for Solar Training in Rocklin, California

Solar Energy International presents solar training workshops in Rocklin, California

Carleton U's New Green Building Sports Rooftop PV Installation

Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario has completed construction of its new seven-story Canal Building, which contains a number of environmentally-friendly features, including 10 kW solar installation and a green roof. The building, the first of a pair that sits near the Hartwell Locks on the Ride

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