Environmental Protection

Sustainability


Would You Eat Lab-grown Meat to Cut Emissions, Save Energy?

Meat grown using tissue engineering techniques, so-called "cultured meat," would generate up to 96 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced meat, according to a new study.

Genomatica Wins EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

The award honors Genomatica's affect on the production of major industrial chemicals – those made and sold in billions of pounds per year – with better economics and a smaller environmental footprint, using biological organisms and renewable feedstocks.

Can We Balance Air Conditioning, Saving Energy?

For the hot summer months, some government-mandated incentive programs are aimed at getting us to buy more efficient air conditioners to save energy and money. However, a recent study explains why, even if we buy the more efficient devices, the plan won’t necessarily work.

Boeing 747-8 Freighter Arrives at Paris After Historic Biofuel Flight (With Video)

The Boeing 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial airplane powered on all engines by a sustainable aviation jet fuel.

Scientists Seek to Adapt Crops to Climate Change

Throughout history, farmers have adopted new crop varieties and adjusted their practices in tune with environmental change. But as global temperature continues to rise, the pace of change is expected to be unprecedented, and experts are now warning that climate change could trigger a global food crisis as farmers struggle to keep up.

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With an ExtendedRange Electric Vehicle

Students from Virginia Tech University learned last night that their teamwork, perseverance and hard work have led to top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).

Fly Larvae Used to Remove Organic Waste on an Industrial Scale

the 20 million larvae of the plant are able to ingest a ton of waste per day, showing that this technology is much more effective and faster than other conventional techniques of traditional composting and vermicomposting, which removes the residue with earthworms.

New Biofuel Sustainability Assessment Tool and Greenhouse Gas Calculator Released

Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have together with their colleagues at the Swiss Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and the HTW Berlin, Germany, developed an online tool to assess the sustainability of biofuel production.



Coal-Fired Calif. Power Plant Approved to Convert to Biomass Fuels

DTE Energy Services Inc. recently received approval from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to convert an existing coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel.

Using recycled cardboard in food packaging risks contaminating food with mineral oils

Harmful mineral oils from the printing inks used on cardboard can migrate into food if recycled cardboard is used for food packaging.

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches Highest Level in More than a Decade

The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1 percent of all cans recycled last year.

Smart Grid Solutions Will Meet 20 Percent of Electricity Demand by 2020: Honeywell

Within the next decade, more than 20 percent of electrical demand in the United States is expected to be met by building operators and homeowners more effectively optimizing their energy consumption and resources in collaboration with their utilities, say energy experts at Honeywell.

Can a Greenhouse Grow Energy Savings, Too?

A grocery store, greenhouse, hotel and community college will be among a diverse group of West Coast organizations testing the next generation of fuel cells that produce both electric power and heat while saving energy, thanks to a $2.8 million combined industry and government award announced today by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Trojan Launches Drinking Water System Validated for Full Virus Treatment

Trojan Technologies introduces the first-ever drinking water UV systems validated to fully comply with United States federal regulations for delivering 4-log inactivation of viruses, including the highly resistant adenovirus.

"BinCam" Photographs Trash, Uploads to Facebook to Encouage Students to Recycle

Computer scientists at Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of encouraging students to recycle – using a camera phone and Facebook.

GE Energy Selected to Improve Efficiency for One of America's Largest Boilers

Xcel Energy and Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency have contracted GE Energy to supply online impulse cleaning systems for their largest U.S. generating unit to save $20 million over the next six years.

Embracing Science-Based Technologies Critical To Increase Agricultural Productivity and Enhance Global Food Security

The Global Harvest Initiative published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger and food security in order to feed an anticipated nine billion people globally by 2050.

Largest Solar Energy Site of its Kind in the Western Hemisphere to be Built in NJ

The 14.1-megawatt solar system will significantly offset the need for other energy sources to run McGraw-Hill's offices in East Windsor, including the corporation's growing data center.

Celanese, Ethyl Corporations Get Top American Chemistry Council Honors

This premier award recognizes those member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic of performance improvement and sustainability throughout their company.

Sharp Corp.'s Zero-CO2-Emissions Eco House

Sharp’s dual goals for the Eco House are to minimize power consumption and contribute to a comfortable living environment.

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