Biofuel

Plant Technology to Be Used in Computers Someday

When you think of solar collection, plants are some of the most efficient of creations. Naturally photosynthetic, plants maximize the solar energy collected in order to develop and grow. What would happen if humankind was to increase the capabilities of a plant by 30-percent due to nanoparticles? Scientists have already began bridging the gap to creating bionic greenery. The researchers ...

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Carbon Footprint and Air Travel: A Tightrope Walk

The New York Times reports that the average American generates around 19 tonnes of carbon a year, with a massive portion of this attributable to air travel. A round flight from New York to Europe, for example, will generate a carbon footprint of between 2 and 3 tonnes per person, not to mention the attendant nitrogen oxide and noise pollution. ...

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Ethanol vs. Oil: Who Will Win?

The newest catchphrase being bandied about the halls of regulatory buildings in Washington D.C. is the “ethanol blend wall.” The term represents a growing struggle between the lobbying efforts of the American Petroleum Institute and the Agricultural Retailers Association. At issue is the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard congressional mandate that calls for the increased use of ethanol in fuel blends. ...

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Rising Sun: The Slow Transition to Solar Power

Moving toward a solar energy world is the goal for many environmentalists. But the road to a golden radiation energy scenario is fraught with economic issues. With all the excitement in the industry, the big question remains: Can the long-term promise of renewable energy shift down to common, everyday use by homeowners and businesses? For the most part it can, ...

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Energy Jobs: Tax Credits for Green Energy Extended Through 2013

In the frantic rush to avoid toppling over the fiscal cliff, President Obama and Congressional Republicans scrambled to shake hands and extended tax credits for alternative energy sources, and for green energy jobs. Wind energy wasn’t the only winner, as the production tax credit was extended for one year. Geothermal, hydropower and biomass also benefit. Green energy industries other than ...

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From Bacteria to Biofuel

We are constantly striving to define the world around us not only for the sake of control, but to also see if it can’t offer us more. Research is always being performed to create life saving medicines from rainforest plants, and animals are often used to develop life enhancing surgeries. Aside from the occasional new species found, we often feel ...

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Environmental Jobs: Universities Get $10 Million for Biofuels

For assistance with your environmental jobs search, check out the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology. There you can get help crafting your resume, tailoring your job hunt, and connecting with employers who will share your values and appreciate your skills. On October 16, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a $10 million grant for universities to research and ...

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