DuPont will recognize innovation in sustainable services and sustainable energy for the first time as part of the 2007/08 DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards.
An international study investigating the carbon sink capacity of northern terrestrial ecosystems discovered that the duration of the net carbon uptake period (CUP) has on average decreased due to warmer autumn temperatures.
A group of talented designers, boatbuilders, and adventurers are planning an attempt on the world circumnavigation powerboat record. To be called the Earthrace. What makes this challenge remarkable is the boat will be fuelled by biodiesel, a fuel produced from renewable crops such as canola.
Duke Energy has placed an order with Vestas for 91 megawatts of additional wind turbines for the first phase of its Notrees wind power project located in Ector and Winkler Counties, Texas.
The 55 wind turbines are scheduled to arrive on the western Texas site in the second half of next year and are anticipated to be in service by the end of 2008. Terms of the transaction with Vestas were not disclosed.
Norske Skog will, in cooperation with the Norwegian forest owners, establish a joint venture to develop and produce wood-based biofuel. A prototype facility for biodiesel will be built in connection with Norske Skog Follum at Hønefoss.
Suzlon, Asia’ leading and world’s fifth largest wind power solutions company, has received a major new order from ONGC, India’s leading Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E&P) player and a Fortune 500 Company, for 51 MW of wind turbine capacity.
What’s brewing in Caye Drapcho’s bioreactor may well be a fuel of the future. Drapcho, a biosystems engineer at Clemson University, is investigating a bacterium that produces hydrogen. The microbe is called Thermotoga neapolitana. And it has a taste for peaches, especially rotten ones.
DSM Venturing, the corporate venturing unit of Royal DSM N.V., today announced that it has made an investment in Novomer Inc. The companies also plan to sign a cooperation agreement. Financial details of the investment will not be disclosed.
DuPont Refrigerants, together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several major supermarket chains and refrigeration equipment manufacturers, recently launched the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved four new renewable energy power purchase agreements. The four renewable projects – three utility-scale solar and one geothermal – will generate 585.5 megawatts (MW) of renewable, clean electricity for PG&E’s customers in northern and central California.
ICP Solar Technologies Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar cells and products, announced today it has signed a two year supply agreement with Shanghai Electric Solar Energy Co.
Royal Dutch Shell plc and HR Biopetroleum today announced the construction of a pilot facility in Hawaii to grow marine algae and produce vegetable oil for conversion into biofuel.
Horizon Wind Energy has placed an order for 242 units of the V82-1.65 MW wind turbine. The wind turbines, which will have a total installed capacity of 400 MW, will be delivered to Horizon owned wind projects.
Alcoa announced today that it commends the U.S. Congress and the White House for approving new vehicle fuel efficiency standards incorporated in the energy bill. The new law requires 35 miles per gallon fuel average for new domestic vehicles, including SUVs, by 2020 a 40 percent increase from current corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) standards.
Alcoa today announced it has reached an agreement with the State of New York and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) on a new, renewable energy contract to supply the Company’s Massena, NY operations that paves the way for an upgrade of the operations there. Alcoa’s Massena Operation is the largest private employer north of Syracuse, contributing nearly $350 million annually to the local economy.