Researchers in the laboratory of Miami University chemist Hong-Cai Zhou, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, report development of a microporous material with the highest methane storage capacity ever measured. It can hold almost one-third more methane than the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) target level for methane-powered cars, they report in a new study.
Two grants to ASU for development of new solar energy technologies show how ASU’s solar energy research has grown in new and important ways.
Capping a year of record growth in 2007 for GE Energy's wind business, the company's agreement with Invenergy LLC of more than $1 billion marks one of the largest commitments for wind turbines to be delivered in a single year in the history of the global wind industry.
The European Commission has today agreed on a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver the European Council's commitments to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. The proposals demonstrate that the targets agreed last year are technologically and economically possible and provide a unique business opportunity for thousands of European companies. These measures will dramatically increase the use of renewable energy in each country and set legally enforceable targets for governments to achieve them.
In a speech to more than 7,000 managers at the annual kick-off meeting for its U.S. stores, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and CEO Lee Scott today said the company would continue to demonstrate leadership and work for change on major issues important to Wal-Mart's customers, communities, associates and suppliers worldwide.
On 28 January the European Commission will launch the second EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2008). It is the world's largest open forum on sustainable energy bringing together stakeholders on a local, regional, national and European level to debate strategies for a more sustainable future in terms of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport and alternative fuels.
California based manufacturer Miles Electric Vehicles completed its first international distribution agreement in early January with AllGreenVehicles of the Netherlands, which will bring the MILES low speed, all electric vehicle line to the three Benelux countries of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Low Carbon Accelerator Limited has announced that it has made a further investment of £320,000 in QuantaSol Limited following the achievement of certain milestones. This brings LCA's total equity ownership to 25.6%.
The European Renewable Energy Council- representing the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations- welcomes the directive proposal on renewable energy released today by the European Commission: The proposal will – when further improved during the legislative process- be a major tool for reaching the 20% target, for developing in a sustainable way the renewable energy sector, thereby enhancing our security of supply, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs in the European Union.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man.
Ecology Coatings, Inc., today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the fourth in a series of new patents assigned to the company for its portfolio of environmentally friendly UV-curable coating products.
Ecology Coatings, Inc., a leader in the discovery, development, and manufacture of nanotechnology-enabled, ultra-violet curable coating materials, today announced that it has retained McCloud Communications to design and execute a comprehensive investor awareness program for expanding its shareholder base and increasing public awareness of the company.
Sustainability solutions experts BioRegional announced this week that they will partner with B&Q for the next three years to help the company become a world leading One Planet Living(r) business. The partnership will enable B&Q to reduce its impact on the world's resources and make it easy for B&Q customers to have sustainable homes and gardens by listing 2,000 eco-products in store.
EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and terrestrial solar power markets, announced today that it will supply its world-leading solar Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) components and systems to the Spanish market through several agreements.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 25% equity stake in ASOLA Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH, a leading German solar energy technology company that develops and manufactures high quality and high-efficiency photovoltaic modules for a number of innovative applications, including commercial, residential and automotive.