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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...es fewer steps and less energy and generates fewer waste
products. Depending on the selected combination of physical and biological treatment, this process also yields various fractions enriched in bran, wheat germ and proteins that could be sold or utilized for the extraction or production of value-added ...
ASU researchers partner with UOP to make biofuel for military jets a reality
... Moreover, since algae can use carbon dioxide from waste
or flue gases as a nutrient for growth, an added v... for maximum conversion of feed to fuel, to reduce waste
and to reduce production costs. UOP expects the technology will be viable for future use in the prod...
Stem cell therapy rescues motor neurons in ALS model
...y growth factor can protect the motor neurons that waste
away as a result of ALS. An important caveat, however, is that while the motor neurons within the spinal cord are protected by the growth factor, their ability to maintain connections with the muscles they control was not observed. "At the early st...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
... brain is fine but your body and your muscles just waste
Nanowaste needs attention of EPA, industry and investors
...e two major end-of-life statutes to nanotechnology waste
in order to ensure adequate oversight for these te... emerge as a result of the release and disposal of waste
nanomaterials into the environment. The report, Where Does the Nano Go" End-of Life Regulation of Na...
Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste
...to use off-site facilities to dispose of secondary waste
during regular chemical agent disposal operations,...ch Center, Newark, N.J. "Destroying the secondary waste
concurrently at off-site locations whenever appropriate will dramatically improve closure operations...
Renewable energy wrecks environment
... square kilometers and there are considerations of waste
storage, safety and security, the dense heart of the atom offers far the smallest footprint in nature of any energy source. Benefiting from economies of scale, nuclear energy could multiply its power output and even shrink the energy system, in the s...
Secondary waste from chemical weapons stockpile disposal
...t looks at the U.S. Army's management of secondary waste
generated during its disposal of stockpiled chemic...rmy estimates that millions of pounds of secondary waste
will be produced before the stockpiles are fully destroyed; effective management of the waste
Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys
...nd human health. The widespread use of in-ground waste
disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to be leading to the contamination of submarine groundwater even up to six miles offshore, said study author Erin Lipp, associate professor at the UGA College of Public Health. When the contam...
A new report, 'Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies'
...engineered nanomaterials will ultimately enter the waste
stream and find their way into landfills or incineratorsand eventually into the air, soil and water. As a result, it is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regu...
New proteomics research promises to revolutionize biomedical discovery
...thod that generates useless information would be a waste
of time and resources. Instead, Coulombe aims to deploy all energy and brain power to build a proteomics discovery pipeline that produces only relevant, useful information (as Google is also efficient to map useful links for a Web search, leaving out...
Gene identified for Crohn's disease in children
...ene may weaken a cells ability to degrade cellular waste
products, including bacteria. When unprocessed waste
products pile up within the cell, they may stimulate the inflammatory response that characterizes Cr...
Chitin from lobster shell shows great healing and bio-stimulant properties
...t the extraction of these compounds from polluting waste
of the Cuban fishing industry and it goes on to cover these products characterisation through traditional techniques and some more innovative ones, the study of their properties, the development of new by-products and the testing of their practical a...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...t 4.5 megawatts of electricity, then capturing the waste
heat to produce steam and cooling for the hospital. The system operates in parallel with the grid, selling back excess power. This technology has the potential of lessening demand on the power grid by creating self-sufficient systems for large commer...
Illinois-based study of energy crops finds miscanthus more productive than switchgrass
...mass is plant material, vegetation or agricultural waste
used as fuel. Converting biomass into biofuels can be costly and slow. Two crops, both classified as C4 perennial grasses, have been studied extensively to determine how best to improve costs and production rates. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)...
A compound from olive-pomace oil gets 80 percent slowing down of HIV spread
...table. Whilst manitol is obtained from olive oil waste
water (alpechn) and olive-tree leaves, both acids are extracted from dry olive-pomace oil (orujo) produced at the olive-milling stage during olive oil elaboration process. To this day, only oleanolic acid produced in China has been marketed. Howe...
Today's waste, tomorrow's fuel
...use this finite resource. One prime target is the waste
containers in road-sweepers. The research collaboration is also exploring how food wastes, and friendly bacteria can be used to create greener energy. Their goal is to see these techniques being applied to produce clean fuel cells to create reli...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...ellyfish population explosion leads to new use for waste
creatures Polyurethane plastics from canola o...ellyfish population explosion leads to new use for waste
creatures Journal of Natural Products Amid growing concern about how to dispose of a booming pop...
Health Physics Society
...well as in environmental areas such as radioactive waste
sites. They are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling radiation's potential risks relative to its benefits in applications such as fighting disease, supplying energy, and increasing security. MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Meeting highlights...
Biotech breakthrough could end biodiesel's glycerin glut
...n, the industry is facing an impending crisis over waste
glycerin, the major byproduct of biodiesel product...s across the globe are racing to find ways to turn waste
glycerin into profit. While some are looking at traditional chemical processing -- finding a way to ...
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