Tag: "renewable" at biology news
Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health
..., wastewater, sludge, sediment, or soil; capturing renewable
energy from biomass; sensing contaminants or patho...g technology and a real step forward to using more renewable
forms of energy and much less reliance on fossil fuel."...
Microsoft funds new high-performance computing institute at CU
...puting at Cornell with annual funding of $400,000, renewable
each year for an indefinite period. The new institute will greatly expand the ability of researchers to work with huge databases of DNA sequences and protein composition and shapes, and explore new software and applications for the analysis of biolog...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...r the production of biofuels and biomaterials from renewable
energy crop resources. The integration of bioenergy crop development and biorefinery conversion technology will "lead to a new manufacturing paradigm," according to authors of a Jan. 27 Science perspectives paper by a team of researchers from Oak Rid...
Biggest physics meeting of the year
...st, and R&D investment needed for various types of renewable
energies, including wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, and geothermal (G5.1). Solar cells are currently costly and limited in efficiency (the current record is 39%). But, as Sarah Kurtz of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will explain (G5.2...
RIT receives grant to develop PhD program in sustainability
...le product design, closed-loop product management, renewable
energy and other important areas of sustainability. The university is already one of the leading universities in the nation in applied research in these areas....
Tyler Environmental Prize winners announced
...Shiklomanov published the first global estimate of renewable
freshwater withdrawals. Around the same time, he estimated total freshwater consumption from 1900 to 1970, discovering a sharp increase beginning after World War II. Further research over the next 20 years led to the study, World Water Resources at t...
CRed calls for radical rethink of UK energy policy
...reduce demand and increase focus on innovation and renewable
energy. A resource efficient economy based on dis... all scales down to a single building. The cost of renewable
energy is falling and will continue to fall, whereas the price of fossil fuels will continue to rise...
Award supports Virginia Tech research to reduce vehicle emissions, create biofuel
...f plant cell wall material -- is the most abundant renewable
resource. "Production of chemicals and energy from renewable
cellulosic materials, such as agricultural waste and switchgrass, is vital to sustainable developmen...
Important gene controlling tree growth and development found
...roduce many important products for mankind such as renewable
fuel, cellulose for the pulp and paper industry and construction materials. Compared to most other plants, trees display some key features. They are the latest flowering plants known many trees do not form their first flower until they are 10-20 yea...
Methane-belching bugs inspire a new theory of the origin of life on Earth
...ng the possibility of cost-efficient conversion of renewable
biomass into clean fuel. James G. Ferry is Stanley Person Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Christopher House is Assistant Professor of Geosciences, both at Penn State. They will announce their new theory in the June issue of Mole...
ACS weekly press package May 1st, 2006
...bers. Cotton-like material madefrom corn and other renewable
resources, polysaccharide fibers arebiodegradable and suitable for use in textiles. USPTO received a record 406,302patent applications in 2005, and granted 165,485 patents, including 151,079utility (inventions), 13,395 design and 816 plant patents. ...
Research highlights how bacteria produce energy
... today's biggest problems: providing sustainable, renewable
energy for the future. Using a variety of natural... show promise for conversion of organic wastes and renewable
biomass to electricity, but further optimization is required for most applications," says Derek Lovl...
DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome
...sons, and how they can be captured to render clean renewable
sources of energy and to repair damaged environments, are among the many secrets encoded in their DNA sequence. On May 23, at the general meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DO...
ACS weekly press package May 8, 2006
...than go just down the drain. It could become a new renewable
source of electricity. Bacteria like those in wastewater naturally produce electrons as they decompose organic material; and electricity is nothing more than flowing electrons. There already are microbial fuel cells (MFCs), which produce minute amoun...
$1.7 million for Rutgers anti-HIV drug research
...arch for five years. The grant is also potentially renewable
for another five years with additional funding. "Receiving a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health represents an extraordinary level of scientific recognition and a confirmation of the importance of this innovative research," said John C...
Policy makers draw up list of 'top 100' ecological questions
...ve biodiversity impacts of newly emerging types of renewable
energy? The list should help bridge the gap between science and policy that exists in many disciplines - including ecology - and could therefore have a major impact on future ecological research and its funding. According to the lead author, Professo...
Joint European strategy for industrial biotechnology
...ural products and the residue of these are used as renewable
raw materials. Research into industrial biotechnology is essential in order to make the chemical industry a sustainable sector. Moreover, it is viewed as a key technology for obtaining the Lisbon objectives. The European Union has awarded 3 million e...
European commission earmarks 12 million for plant growth research
...; Plants are invaluable sources of food, medicine, renewable
materials and energy. But we still know relatively...ily life. They provide us with food, medicine, and renewable
sources of materials and energy. It's therefore sobering to realize that, in comparison to cancer fo...
From campfire to gas tank, Mesquite energy may be harvested for ethanol
...One aspect of mesquite that makes it an attractive renewable
fuel isonce the above ground growth has been harvested, it sprouts back prettyvigorously," Ansley said. "We're looking at how long it takes before itcan be economically harvested again." A State Energy Conservation Office grant has allowed his te...
Fertility hope as study shows eggs survive in older ovaries
...e found that despite their age, female mice have a renewable
egg supply in their ovaries. The discovery, by P...Their research suggests that mice have a source of renewable
oocytes, Professor Findlay said. "The mechanism behind renewable
oocytes is still unknown," he s...
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