Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Executive Vice President, Industrial & Environmental Section, Brent Erickson, speaking today at a session titled “Biobased Products: Feedstocks, Markets & Drivers” held at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference 2008 (WIREC 2008), released the following statement:
Increasing the amount of renewable ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent to 20 percent does not present problems for current vehicles or fuel dispensing equipment and provides similar power and performance, according to a new study released Wednesday by the State of Minnesota.
Near-instantaneous heat for driver comfort and improved safety from optimum defrosting capabilities in cold- weather climates will soon be a reality in the automotive industry - due to advanced technology being developed by global automotive supplier Webasto.
Spring in the Rockies begins when the snowpack melts. But with the advent of global climate change, the snow is gone sooner. Research conducted on the region’s wildflowers shows some plants are blooming less because of it.
Scientists recently developed a new modeling approach to estimate sea ice thickness. This is the only model based entirely on historical observations.
The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop rapid solar- thermal chemical reactor systems for the conversion of biomass material like switchgrass and algae to synthesis gas.
Continuing high crude-oil prices and new bioenergy mandates, such as the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, are expected to sustain prices at historic highs across all agricultural commodities over the next decade.
GE announced it is ramping up its efforts to enable global electrification of transportation by investing in Norwegian electric car manufacturer Think, which unveiled a five-seat crossover concept car in Geneva today.
Spire Corporation, a global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide, today announced that it has received a purchase order for its advanced Single Long Pulse Solar Simulator from the United States Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colorado.
All American Homes, LLC today continued its commitment to environmentally friendly systems-built housing with the delivery and assembly or "set" of the home for the exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas.
CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of interior and exterior building products, announced today it has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with SRS Energy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to advance the development of photovoltaic roofing products.
The LockPlate composite system provides efficient thermal insulation for the facades of buildings. A vacuum enclosed in special panels reduces the exchange of heat. LockPlate is easy to handle and much thinner than conventional heat insulation systems.
Solar Promotion International GmbH, Freiburg Management und Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) announce the debut of the Intersolar North America exhibition and conference, to take place from July 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Simon Property Group, Inc. as a 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at its malls across the country.
UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced today that its PureCell(R) Model 200 stationary fuel cell system at St. Agnes Hospital in Bocholt, Germany, has attained a major milestone: 10 million kilowatt-hours of generated power and more than 52,000 operating hours with its original fuel cell stack. The stack is the heart of any fuel cell power unit and key to its durability.