Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and the French starch and starch-derivatives company ROQUETTE have joined forces to implement and commercialize the fermentative production of biorenewable succinic acid, which - amongst other applications - opens the possibility to produce bio-based performance materials. By the end of 2009 a demonstration plant in Lestrem (France) will be operational.
The odometer of a low emission hybrid electric test vehicle today reached 100,000 miles as the car circled a track in the UK using the power of an advanced CSIRO battery system.
Akrion, Inc., a supplier of semiconductor surface preparation equipment, announced today that its GAMA system has been qualified for an advanced solar cleaning application.
Google.org today rolled out five core initiatives that will be the focus of its philanthropic efforts over the next five to ten years.
Patients prone to heart disease may one day be told by physicians to avoid not only fatty foods and smoking but air pollution too.
Renowned landscaping company, Marshalls Plc, has launched its brand new Sustainability Report, demonstrating the benefits of its tough stance on sustainable landscapes during 2007.
Sandtoft Roof Tiles has a long track record of pushing the boundaries for its industry, pioneering new and more ecologically sensitive methods of working.
Xethanol Corporation, a renewable energy company, has announced an investment in Carbon Motors Corporation, a new American automaker developing a specially-built law enforcement vehicle featuring a clean diesel engine that can run on biodiesel fuel.
Dakota Wind Energy, LLC, announced its plans today to take advantage of South Dakota's tremendous wind potential with the formation of the state's first utility scale community-owned wind project. The project is located in Roberts, Marshall, and Day counties.
Mangroves in coastal Thailand are the main protection against deadly flooding from tsunamis, so it might seem wise to protect them at all costs.
As the city of New Orleans struggles to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, researchers are learning more about weather and climate and their impacts on society.
U.S. wind energy industry installed 5,244 megawatts (MW) in 2007, expanding the nation's total wind power generating capacity by 45% in a single calendar year and injecting an investment of over $9 billion into the economy, the American Wind Energy Association announced today.
The preservation of coastal ecosystem services such as clean water, storm buffers or fisheries protection does not have to be an all-or-nothing approach, a new study indicates, and a better understanding of how ecosystems actually respond to protection efforts in a “nonlinear” fashion could help lead the way out of environmental-versus-economic gridlock.
Proposed legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have little impact on America's future economic growth, according to a new report conducted by researchers at RTI International and Harvard University for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Thousands of obsolete dams and thousands of miles of abandoned roads in America’s aging and crumbling infrastructure could still be valuable – to the environment, according to a policy forum paper in this week’s Science by Martin Doyle of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues.