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Discovery Enters JV with Syngar for Technology to Use Non-Food Grade Cellulose Material in Biofuel Fermentation Process

Discovery Enters JV with Syngar for Technology to Use Non-Food Grade Cellulose Material in Biofuel Fermentation Process

Discovery Minerals Ltd. has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with Bio-fuel Technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta, Canada. [More]
Rice CENHS Hosts 'Cultures of Energy' Symposium

Rice CENHS Hosts 'Cultures of Energy' Symposium

Leading local, national and international scholars working at the intersection of energy, the environment and the humanities will gather at Rice University April 24-26 for the third annual Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium. [More]
Cornell Releases Updated Climate Action Plan

Cornell Releases Updated Climate Action Plan

As the global importance for a low-carbon economy grows urgent, Cornell has posted its most aggressive carbon-reduction strategy to date: the Cornell Climate Action Plan Update and Roadmap 2014-15. [More]
Reversible Electrochemical Processes in Wetlands Storing Methane May Cause a Greater Greenhouse Effect

Reversible Electrochemical Processes in Wetlands Storing Methane May Cause a Greater Greenhouse Effect

The recent Yokahama IPCC meeting painted a stark warning on the possible effects of gases such as methane – which has a greenhouse effect 32 times that of carbon dioxide. [More]
New Smart Power Solution with Solar Charge Control from Victron Energy

New Smart Power Solution with Solar Charge Control from Victron Energy

Victron Energy announces the launch of EasySolar, an integrated, smart, total power solution. All that is needed to reap the full benefit of solar energy is EasySolar, some solar panels and batteries. [More]
Rice Solar Car Club Prepares for Shell Eco-Marathon

Rice Solar Car Club Prepares for Shell Eco-Marathon

That could be the motto for the Rice Solar Car Club, which is preparing its entry for the Shell Eco-marathon in downtown Houston later this month. [More]
Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms Could Overcome Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Potential Meltdowns

Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms Could Overcome Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Potential Meltdowns

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores, due to a shutdown of all power at the station — that caused most of the harm. [More]
UTSA and Microsoft Partner to Develop Sustainable Technologies for Data Centers

UTSA and Microsoft Partner to Develop Sustainable Technologies for Data Centers

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced today a three-year agreement to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable. [More]
EPFL Invites Students for Competing in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge

EPFL Invites Students for Competing in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge

EPFL is putting together a team of students to compete in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge. Interested students are called to sign up at solardecathlon.epfl.ch. [More]
MODUS and Icon Properties Partner to Build Zero Net Energy Homes in Scottsdale

MODUS and Icon Properties Partner to Build Zero Net Energy Homes in Scottsdale

"MZ", Arizona's first Zero Net Energy townhomes are under construction at 7301 E. Minnezona Avenue in Scottsdale. The development is comprised of eight 925 to 1,300 square foot loft-style townhomes in the center of the Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District. [More]
Phoenix Energy to Build 2MW Biomass Gasification Plant near Lake Tahoe

Phoenix Energy to Build 2MW Biomass Gasification Plant near Lake Tahoe

Phoenix Energy announced it has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California. The 2-megawatt plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar - a solid carbon byproduct that is used as a soil conditioner and filter media. [More]
Project to Convert Carbon from Waste CO2 into Chemicals Named CCEMC Grand Challenge Round One Finalist

Project to Convert Carbon from Waste CO2 into Chemicals Named CCEMC Grand Challenge Round One Finalist

Enerkem, a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, is proud to announce that its R&D project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO2 and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in the first round of The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) "Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses". [More]
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems with Faster Refueling Times to Power Forklifts

Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems with Faster Refueling Times to Power Forklifts

Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC). [More]
LEDsafari Solar Lamp May Help Overcome Problems Posed by Kerosene Lamps

LEDsafari Solar Lamp May Help Overcome Problems Posed by Kerosene Lamps

The solar lamp developed by the start-up LEDsafari is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world. [More]
EH&S Facilitates Green Labs Program at Arizona State University

EH&S Facilitates Green Labs Program at Arizona State University

As Arizona State University steers toward a more sustainable future, its commitment to energy efficiency and waste reduction reaches all sectors of the campus. [More]

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