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  • Waste tea leaves could brew up biofuel

    [ISLAMABAD] Waste tea leaves could be a cheap source of biofuel that does not compromise food security, according to Pakistani scientists. Researchers from the Nanoscience and Catalysis Division at Quaid-i-Azam University used a nanocatalyst, metal nanoparticles that accelerate reactions, to produce biodiesel from used tea leaves. 'The world today is consuming several million tonnes of tea ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

    Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, the report says, because of ...


    By IHS

  • BETO Partners Win 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    Two of the six winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards—LanzaTech and Algenol—have active projects with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Method of Microbial Energy Production Discovered

    For all living things to succeed, they must reproduce and have the energy to do so. An organism's ability to extract energy from its surroundings-and to do it better than its competitors-is a key requirement of survival. Until recently it was thought that in all of biology, from microbes to humans, there were only two methods to generate and conserve the energy required for cellular metabolism ...

  • Southern Research Project Advances Novel CO2 Utilization Strategy

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has awarded Southern Research nearly $800,000 for a project that targets a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly method of producing some of the most important chemicals used in manufacturing. Southern Research is developing a novel nano-engineered catalyst-driven process for the production of light olefins, such as ethylene and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EPA honors 2012 presidential green chemistry challenge award winners

    “EPA congratulates the 2012 winners for designing, developing, and implementing these innovative green chemistry technologies that will help create more sustainable industries and greener, safer products to protect people’s health and the environment,” said Jim Jones, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. ...

  • Portfolio 21`s Top 10 `Green` Companies for 2011

    Global mutual fund Portfolio 21 (PORTX) today announced its Top 10 Green Companies for 2011. Portfolio 21 invests only in companies with an explicit commitment to environmental business practices, such as designing ecologically superior products, using renewable energy, developing efficient production methods, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "We believe the best long-term investment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Converting Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

    In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Research and Markets: Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3lbkn5/fundamentals_of_ma) has announced the addition of the "Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability" report to ...


  • Pyrolysis Oil from Biomass Could Be Early Alternative to Fossil Oil in Transition to Society Fuelled by Renewables

    Pyrolysis of biomass—thermochemical decomposition of wood or organic waste at elevated temperatures and with minimal presence of oxygen—could be an "interesting" option in a transition to replacing today's fossil oil with renewable alternatives, according to a Bio4Energy expert on the thermal conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals. Thus far, ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Portfolio 21`s top 10 `Green` companies for 2011

    Global mutual fund Portfolio 21 (PORTX) today announced its Top 10 Green Companies for 2011. Portfolio 21 invests only in companies with an explicit commitment to environmental business practices, such as designing ecologically superior products, using renewable energy, developing efficient production methods, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The success of the green strategy has resulted ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy projects win 36 R&D 100 awards for 2012

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 36 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  The coveted awards – now in their 50th year – are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software that were developed throughout the world ...


    By US Department of Energy

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