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DelAgua to Exhibit at India Water Works Association (IWWA) Convention
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IWWA will be hosting its 47th annual convention on 30th, 31st January & 1st February in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. IWWA is a voluntary body of professionals concerned with water supply for municipal, industrial, agricultural uses and treatment and disposal of waste water. IWWA focuses on the entire ‘Water Cycle’ encompassing environmental, social, institutional and ...

New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion
calendar 29/01/2015 · 0 Comments

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production. If the enzyme performs well in larger tests, it could help drive down the cost of ...

Oil price drop as tool to fight fossil carbon emissions
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WBA and AEBIOM (European Biomass Association) are calling upon the governments to seize the opportunity presented by the oil price drop to act against fossil emissions. There has rarely been such an opportunity for the global community to take action against fossil carbon emissions and global warming as there is now, in January of 2015. Every government should act on their own, not waiting for a ...

Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags
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For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas
calendar 27/01/2015 · 0 Comments

The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation saidMonday. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama administration will permanently remove from consideration ...

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