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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Our tech favourites this week let you grill with the power of the sun, or eat chow mein with the power of the forceConstructed from carbon fibre, a material commonly used in aviation, this longboard puts the lightweight technology to use on terra firma (although certainly not with the aim of keeping your feet firmly on the ground)
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2015-05-03 05:00:03
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels, they say.
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2015-04-13 11:50:12
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
German specialty chemicals producer Evonik plans to build an alcoholates plant in Argentina's Puerto General San Martín. The alcoholates will be used as catalysts in the production of biodiesel from renewable raw materials and supply the South American market, especially Argentina and Brazil.
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2015-04-08 10:24:55
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from industrial byproducts have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve the ubiquitous construction material.
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2015-03-31 14:22:00
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices. These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis. This is shown experimentally by Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden
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2015-03-31 06:39:03
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A third of the global population doesn’t have access to a loo but forget water-flush ones – composting ‘humanure’ is an easy and viable solutionMost people don’t know how easy it is to compost human waste. All it takes is a container with a lid, a toilet seat, and a regular supply of natural dry materials
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2015-03-25 07:19:46
Monday, March 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditionally, there are two methods of storing hydrogen. One is to store hydrogen gas by using high-pressure cylinders, and the other is to store liquid hydrogen. In recent years, a simple new method of hydrogen storage has been developed, namely...
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2015-03-16 14:14:00
Monday, March 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Emma Master's team spent the last two years studying plant cell walls, the part of the cell that gives trees and other flora their structural strength. The wall itself is built from a tight complex of sugars and polymers, and Master wants to isolate these components so they can be used to create renewable fuels, high-value chemicals, and novel bio-based materials
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2015-03-16 04:53:27
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A tanker truck carrying biodiesel fuel overturned on Interstate 95 north of Washington on Tuesday, closing the busy highway, police said. One person was injured in the accident about 10 miles northeast of the U.S. capital, said Sergeant Marc Black, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police. The Prince George's County Fire Department said on its Twitter feed that hazardous materials crews were
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2015-03-10 12:35:19
Friday, March 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hpgsdw/china_hydrogen) has announced the addition of the "China Hydrogen Storage Materials Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. Traditionally, there are two methods of storing hydrogen. One is to store hydrogen gas by using high-pressure cylinders, and the other is to store liquid
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2015-03-06 07:45:31
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Chemical and advanced materials maker, Celanese CorporationCE will hike list and off list selling prices of acetic acid in response to the rapid rise and sustained volatility in global m ethanol prices . The price of acetic acid will
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2015-03-04 15:55:56
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Leftover plant matter from the production of palm oil could provide a generous source for making biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics. Researchers from A*STAR have developed a fungal culture for use in a cheap and efficient method to transform the waste oil palm material into useful products
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2015-03-04 07:37:39
Sunday, March 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a "biobattery" in the form of a highly efficient biogas plant that can turn raw materials like straw, scrap wood and sludge into a variety of useful energy sources including electricity, purified gas and engine oil. The new plant design, currently being put to the test in a prototype plant in Germany, is said to be highly modular and
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2015-03-01 05:58:23
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Friday, February 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovations in design, materials, and production methods are dramatically reshaping the wind turbine supply chain, according to Navigant Research.
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2015-02-27 12:17:43
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WHISKY makes up just one tenth o the material produced along the production line and biofuel can make use of the waste.
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2015-02-25 06:56:48