SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's Abengoa expects bioethanol sales this year to jump to 2.85 billion litres from 1.6 billion last year due to new plants coming online, the chief executive of the renewable energy firm's biofuels unit said on Thursday.
ST. LOUIS, MO (May 20, 2010) – In Tom Bean, TX, Mike and Pat Fallon planted soybeans for the first time in a field that turned out to have a lot of disease pressure from Pythium
( Institute of Physics ) A group of Japanese researchers, who publish their findings today Thursday, May 20, in IOP Publishing's Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, have succeeded in building a fully functional replica model -- an ornithopter -- of a swallowtail butterfly, and they have...
( Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ) The EPFL Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Materials in Switzerland has developed a flowing 3D model of the cardiovascular system that should allow for predictions of certain heart diseases before they become dangerous.
( American Chemical Society ) Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS' Energy & Fuels, a bi-monthly journal....
The Venezuelan government seized a coffee processing plant when the owners and officials couldn't agree on a price.
( Lehigh University ) Responding to the trend that American K-12 students lag behind their international peers in science and math, Lehigh University has joined with a nearby school district to fashion a unique, hands-on approach to the problem -- the Dr. John A. McAdams Jr. Space...
LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices rebounded on Thursday, boosted by firmer oil prices, but lower gas and German power prices and a weaker euro stifled gains a day after emissions futures hit a 1-month low.
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke began three days of meetings in Beijing on Thursday to push open doors for American clean energy companies looking to cash in on China's fast growing renewables market.
Mercury is a highly toxic metal that damages the environment and causes chronic diseases in animals, plants and micro-organisms. Now scientists have found that the acceptable critical upper limit for mercury in soils is just 0.13 parts per million.
Astronomers have discovered several examples of an unusual type of exploding star that may be a new class of supernovae spewing calcium into the galaxy, which eventually ends up in all of us. Researchers studied one supernova detected in 2005, and concluded that it resulted from the...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - All new buildings constructed in Europe after 2020 will have to be virtually carbon-neutral after the European Parliament gave new energy standards the last approval they needed Tuesday.
MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba, close neighbors but ideological foes, are talking about the potential risks from a huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill that forecasters say could be carried to Cuban shores by strong ocean currents.
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond.
Applied Materials swung to a profit on revenue that more than doubled, providing more evidence of a surge in manufacturing of semiconductors and displays.