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UH salt marsh expert studies damage to Gulf Coast
August 02, 2010
A giant vacuum powered by a lawnmower engine may not seem like a tool for scientific study, but salt marsh experts from the University of Houston are using the contraption to study the effects of the oil spill on insects and spiders along the Gulf Coast
California's DTSC Releases Draft Green Chemistry Regulation
July 24, 2010
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released the Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products, which will implement a key component of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2008 Green Chemistry Initiative. The regulation creates a systematic, science-based process to evaluate chemicals of concern in products.
EASEL Named Winner of Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Recycled-Biofuel Development
June 21, 2010
EASEL Biotechnologies awarded prestigious US Presidential award for recycling CO2 for green fuel development. These resulting biofuels have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions with higher efficiency and lower cost than any currently-available fuels.
Scientists turn bacteria into 'mini-factories' for biofuels and vaccines
June 09, 2010
Scientists at the University of Kent and University College Cork have manipulated simple bacteria into constructing internal compartments where biofuels and vaccines can be produced.
These micro-compartments eventually occupy almost 70 percent of the available space in a bacteria cell, enabling segregation of metabolic activities and, in the era of synthetic biology, representing an important tool by which defined micro-environments can be created for specific metabolic functions.
Carbon storage could net Utah 5,000 jobs
May 20, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY — A recent study indicates that deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies at advanced coal facilities would create or support nearly 5,000 jobs in Utah and more than 150,000 jobs nationally.
The study was conducted for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity by BBC Research & Consulting. It provides a state-by-state breakout of economic opportunities associated with commercial deployment of CCS projects at U.S. coal-based power plants.
ZeaChem Celebrates Groundbreaking of Biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon
May 06, 2010
ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its 250,000 gallon-per-year biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon. The company will build commercial scale biorefineries upon successful operations at the Boardman facility.