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Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?
...ing the production of 35 billion gallons a year of renewable
and alternative fuels by 2017, roughly five times the current target set by Congress of 7.5 billion gallons by 2012. Among the most promising alternatives are fuels derived from biological material. Currently, the main biofuel used in the United St...
ALTRAN: Industry experts address technology challenges at Altran Innovation Conference
...and elsewhere. The covered technologies included renewable
energy, energy efficiency, trans-European transport networks, clean and sustainable surface transport, nuclear fission and fusion, hydrogen fuel and fuel cells amongst others. In his address to the conference, Mr du Chaisemartin highlighted the n...
UI researcher cites need for a 'small view' of the environment
...Luis Echegoyen focused on several issues including renewable
energy and green chemistry, as well as the importance of international collaboration and education in achieving a sustainable future. The session summarized much of a report Grassian co-authored as part of a 2006 NSF workshop she co-chaired with Gera...
Universities collaborate to look at offshore wind power
...United States that offer the opportunity for clean renewable
energy to become a viable and sustainable reality....gy Studies. "Wind energy is a fast-growing, clean, renewable
energy source with its capacity doubling every three years. The symposium will increase awareness of...
Takeda and Tap to promote Sucampo's Amitiza in the United States
...etailing to begin March 2, 2007. The agreement is renewable
by mutual agreement upon expiry of the initial term on March 31, 2009. Takeda will pay a detailing fee to TAP. Other conditions of the agreement were not disclosed. TAP will now promote AMITIZA to gastroenterologists and primary care physicians to...
Universities in 1.5M drive to cut cost of solar power
...aterials could seriously accelerate the take-up of renewable
energy technology and make it much more accessible to the developing world." The project is funded equally by the EPSRC's Materials and Energy programmes and will employ four postdoctoral research associates and two PhD students across the two univ...
Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production
... can today." Ethanol holds the promise of a clean, renewable
alternative to fossil fuels, but deriving it from plants is difficult. Producing it from corn is the easiest method, but doing so on a large scale would drive up the price of corn, corn starch, and even tangential foods like beef, since cows are fed ...
New success in engineering plant oils
...temperate crop plants to produce saturated oils as renewable
feedstocks for industrial processes. Such renewable
resources could help reduce dependence on petroleum. Conversely, methods to increase the activity ...
$7.9M awarded to UCI stem cell scientists
...earch Center, was awarded $2.4 million to create a renewable
source of spinal cord tissue cells with hopes of restoring upper limb function impaired by acute and chronic spinal cord injury. Keirstead's laboratory was the first in the world to develop a method to restrict human embryonic stem cells so they gene...
New Geisinger Health System building green Center for Health Research
...er the chemical, the recycled over the new and the renewable
over the finite is evident in this light-filled b...of construction debris. electricity provided from renewable
sources. storm water runoff control features. eco-roof of soil and native plants to slow runoff a...
'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics
...American Chemical Society. This study shows that renewable
fuels can be directly employed in batteries at room temperature to lead to more energy-efficient battery technology than metal-based approaches, says study leader Shelley Minteer, Ph.D., an electrochemist at Saint Louis University. It demonstrates th...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
...offers significant potential as an inexpensive and renewable
alternative to the costly platinum-based fuel cells that have dominated discussion about the hydrogen economy of the future, British scientists are reporting. Fraser Armstrong and colleagues cite the new devices advantages over conventional fuel ce...
Alternative-fuels pioneer receives first-ever $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability
...ch of which the world showed little enthusiasm for renewable
fuels. I think the thing that served me the best is clarity of purpose, he explained. For decades when biofuels were not popular, I thought the topic was exciting and important, and so I worked on it anyway. Step-by-Step Progress Toward a Big Ide...
ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State
... that applies Iowa State University's strengths in renewable
energy," said Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy. "The emerging consensus is that a very big part of increasing the nation's energy security will be producing fuels from plants. Iowa State scientists and engineers are well positioned to put scienc...
Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds
...&T). ''Ethanol is being promoted as a clean and renewable
fuel that will reduce global warming and air pollution,'' said Jacobson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. ''But our results show that a high blend of ethanol poses an equal or greater risk to public health than gasoline, wh...
FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community
... to have the opportunity to apply our expertise in renewable
and sustainable energy technologies toward such a unique development," said David Cartes, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering who will lead CAPS involvement in...
Renewable hydrogen energy -- an answer to the energy crisis
...cal and chemical solar driven processes to develop renewable
and cost effective methods of producing hydrogen w... "The successful production of solar energy-driven renewable
hydrogen could transform the supply of carbon free fuel and make an enormous impact on the viability...
Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck
...e international oil supplies is driving a surge in renewable
biofuels such as ethanol, with worldwide ethanol production more than doubling between 2000 and 2005. To date, corn has been the favorite ethanol source. While good news for farmers, corn prices have doubled in the past two years, and consumers world...
Christian Paradis announces $4 million for renewable energies
...ENNE-DES-GRS (QUEBEC) -- Transforming garbage into renewable
energy to grow tomatoes now thats a sustainable s...can work. By encouraging innovation and the use of renewable
energies, we are also working to save our environment." By providing concrete, effective solutions...
Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence
...nversion capabilities with facilities for studying renewable
hydrogen production in the lab's Chemical Sciences Division was a key to this project,"Mielenz said. "This also shows the value of partnerships with universities such as Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia." It is a new process that aims to...
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