Tag: "renewable" at biology news
New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting
...dical Research and Materiel Command. The award is renewable
for at least two years with increasing funding already provided by Congress to enable expansion of the program. This initiative will provide rapid and effective pathways for identification, development and utilization of biomaterial-based technologie...
Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel
...setting the national agenda for future research on renewable
energy sources. Importantly, the outcomes of this... benefit as consumers of energy." He believes that renewable
fuel made from corn is the direction we need to go in order to be free from our dependence on petrol...
Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases
...nted." Other solutions include the use of renewable
energy sources, decarbonization and geological sequestration, said the researchers. The researchers concluded in their article that: "a doubling in fuel efficiency through hybrid technology, advanced diesel engines and light-weight mat...
New source for heart bypass replacement blood vessels: Fibrin-based TEVs
...ESDA, Md. (Nov. 8, 2004) The search for a stable, renewable
source of blood vessels, especially for potential use in heart bypass surgery, has reached a milestone at the State University of New York at Buffalo. A multi-disciplinary team at SUNY Buffalo designed tissue engineered blood vessels (TEVs) using a m...
Reports says Uganda's forests worth $350 million/year
...upplementing up to 36 percent of their income with renewable
forest products. The authors of the report found that forest products such as charcoal and firewood contributed between 8 and 36 percent of the annual income of local people living next to forests. These items were of particular importance durin...
Discovery of real-time natural gas formation offers prospect for renewable energy resource
... Wyoming's Powder River Basin that could lead to a renewable
source of energy for generations to come. The comp...oday thought to be a finite energy resource into a renewable
source of natural gas that could potentially go on for hundreds of years." ...
Stanford biologist working to restore native forests to Hawaii
...nly restore a damaged ecosystem but also provide a renewable
source of profit. The lessons learned here-about quantifying the benefits supplied by nature and creating incentives to protect them-are likely to be relevant in many other parts of the world, Daily said. She is working with an interdisciplinary team...
Mapping the underwater world in 3-D
...ists and strategic decision makers for purposes of renewable
energy, port operations, dredging and environmental protection." The University has recently invested over 200,000 in seabed mapping technology from Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF). The impact of this has been enhanced by a further 50,000 sp...
DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition
... is unique because it demonstrates that the use of renewable
materials and processes can create new performance...l be another bold attempt in the innovative use of renewable
resources. Crops and plants are becoming the most reliable backup power for the resource consumptio...
Nanotechnology's progress and challenges addressed during ACS meeting
...hopes its platform technology will find success in renewable
energy, defense, macroelectrics, healthcare and information technology. ( COLL 121 , Monday, March 14, 8:30 a.m., Convention Center, Room 22, during the symposium "Colloid and Surface Chemistry Award Symposium Honoring Paul Alivisatos.") Tuesday, M...
NIH should take decisive steps to promote independence, originality
... such scientists work should offer them multiyear, renewable
contracts that guarantee office space, a salary, and minimal research assistance -- even in the absence of external funding....
ICPB locks in license to improve plastics with corn
...efits to the consumer and the grower. "The use of renewable
corn derived isosorbide will reduce the amount of petroleum necessary to make plastics. Incorporating isosorbide into plastic will improve the properties of the plastic and reduce our dependence on foreign oil," said PNNL Program Manager for Bioprod...
Wind turbine to stir up renewable energy research
...February, the turbine is a key step in integrating renewable
energy into Minnesota's rural economy and strengthening renewable
energy research and education in the state. It will be commissioned in a ceremony on Earth Day--Apri...
Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence
...biomass any organic matter that is available on a renewable
or recurring basis would displace 30 percent of t...assed hydropower as the largest domestic source of renewable
energy, and researchers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions," ...
From photovoltaics to solar thermal collectors: Evaluating and improving green design
...mpus incorporates so many different efficiency and renewable
(clean) energy collection strategies, Center staff decided to display the energy flows through the building in a series of web pages designed to provide a full overview of the building's energy performance. This near-real time display collects and s...
DOE JGI announces 2006 Community Sequencing Program portfolio
...ost enduring goals is to replace fossil fuels with renewable
sources of cleaner energy, such as hydrogen produced from plant biomass fermentation. The lowly termite is actually one of the planet's most efficient bioreactors, capable of cranking out two liters of hydrogen from fermenting just one sheet of paper...
DuPont announces additional $25 million funding for DuPont MIT alliance
...the production of chemicals and intermediates from renewable
bio-feedstocks; Professor Mriganka Sur, head of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Dept.: an early stage research program to develop a novel biopolymer-based nervous system implant that could replace nonfunctional brain tissue following traumatic bra...
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technologies
...versity of Alabama research team used an abundant, renewable
resource that can decrease dependency on petroleum-based plastics, and developed a method to process it that aims to be faster and more environmentally benign. The resource is cellulose, nature's most plentiful polymer, and the skeleton of virtually ...
Microbes found to produce miniature electrical wires
... clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable
resources. It may also have applications in the em... the ability to convert human and animal wastes or renewable
biomass into electricity. To carry out these processes, Geobacter must transfer electrons outside th...
Salmon survival, cleaner hydropower focus of ORNL research
...opower will become a more acceptable form of clean renewable
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