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November 13, 2012
A Better Route to Xylan
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2012
After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance biofuels. A major roadblock, however, has been extracting xylan from plant cell walls. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have taken a significant step towards removing this roadblock by identifying a gene in rice plants whose suppression improves both the extraction of ... read more

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Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen
How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a cle ... more

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey
The federal government's big-picture approach to power transmission could help New Jersey recharge its own aggressive programs to develop solar power and other forms of renewable energy, said Roy M. ... more

Stadiums increase renewable energy use
Green is more than a team color for the Philadelphia Eagles. By the end of the year the team's stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, will generate enough energy from 14 wind turbines and 11,000 solar panels to power every home game. ... more


EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers
The European Commission opened a fresh probe into Chinese solar panel makers on Thursday, raising the heat in the latest tit-for-tat dispute between China and its Western trading partners. ... more


Church of the Resurrection Benefits from Solar Energy
Solis Partners has announced that it recently installed a 125-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array for the Church of the Resurrection in the Burlington County township of Delran, N.J. This project ma ... more
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Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center
Tecta Solar, a division of Tecta America Corp., recently completed the installation of 533 kWp of solar photovoltaics for the Palmer Technology Center in Three Rivers, Mass. The roof-mounted project ... more

The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs
The Solar Foundation (TSF) has announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Americans, a figure which represents the addition of 13,8 ... more
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Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could 'break' epidemic: UN

World's biggest clone factory raises fears in China

Almost all donated organs unused in China: report

New York forest land may be peaking

When did the Andes mountains form

Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water


Woehner USA launches busbar mounted fuse holder for photovoltaic applications
Woehner USA has announced the availability of their AMBUS EasyLiner BusBar mounted 10X38 Fuse Holder (AEL10x38/PV) for photovoltaic applications. The AEL10x38/PV is directly mounted onto a busbar an ... more

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept
Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUN ... more

GeoGenix Installs Solar PV System For Trans World Marketing
GeoGenix has announced that it has completed the installation of a 465-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Trans World Marketing, at its headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J. T ... more
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Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficienci ... more

Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom
With energy savings projected to be in excess of $400,000 over the next 40 years, the City of Lindstrom, located northeast of the Twin Cities, commissioned threesolar photovoltaic (PV) systems on th ... more
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Earth's magnetic field is not about to flip

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring

Raytheon moves forward with Multi-Object Kill Vehicle program

NASA study suggests carbon content of temperate forests overestimated

Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

Developing new standards of drone operations

Operation IceBridge Completes Twin Polar Campaigns


Solar panels doubling as ship sails eyed
Rigid solar panels that also act as sails for large cargo vessels could produce fuel savings while lowering emissions, Japanese researchers say. ... more

Pacific's Tokelau in world first solar switch
The remote Pacific islands of Tokelau have become the first territory in the world to generate their electricity entirely from solar energy, in a project hailed as an environmental milestone. ... more

China files solar WTO complaint
China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against photovoltaic solar subsidies in the European Union. ... more
A Better Route to Xylan

More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Sweet diesel! Discovery resurrects process to convert sugar directly to diesel

Britain says no calculators for math tests

Off to the Future with a new Soccer Robot

Flying rescue robot can avoid obstacles

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec

Expert's report on economic and environmental advantages of High Capacity Vehicles

Japan car sales in China fall 59.4% in October: group

Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge


China files WTO complaint against EU over green energy: source
China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against the European Union over renewable energy subsidies, a source close to the world trade body said Monday. ... more

China probes EU solar imports
China announced Thursday a trade investigation into European exports of solar-grade polysilicon, escalating a bitter trade row with the EU which has unveiled a similar probe into Chinese products. ... more

Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell
Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Carbon has the potenti ... more

Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Research shows newly developed solar powered cells may soon outperform conventional photovoltaic technology. Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated the fir ... more
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

Quattro Group Gains Visibility And Control With Ctrack

Saudi Arabia to Launch Two Satellites

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System

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