Studies show advanced biofuels have a carbon life cycle that produces low or net-zero green house gases. Helping to commercialize advanced biofuels is the primary mission of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU), the West Coast's only state-of-the-art facility providing industry-scale test beds for laboratory discoveries in advanced biofuels research.
An international study indicates the last interglacial period more than 100,000 years ago could be a good indicator of where the planet is heading in the face of increasing greenhouse gases and warming temperatures globally.
BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements aimed at long-term collaboration between the two companies for the joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a sports vehicle, and joint research and development of lightweight technologies.
Juwi Shizen Energy Inc. fosters the expansion of renewable energies in Japan targeting 1GW by 2017 / First free-field photovoltaic system has been completed and is already feeding in clean energy to the Japanese grid.
As world food and energy demands grow, nations and some corporations increasingly are looking to acquire quality agricultural land for food production. Some nations are gaining land by buying up property - and accompanying water resources - in other, generally less wealthy countries.
Plastics have transformed modern society, providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health. Rolf Halden, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has been following the chemical trail of plastics, quantifying their impact on human health and the environment.
In order to take advantage of high wind speeds on the open seas, the race is on to create wind turbines and wind farms that float on the surface of the water. But, the jury is still out on which is the best method.
The wind energy industry is likely to regain its lost sheen back in 2013 with the extension of federal tax credit in the US and Japan's recent announcement to invest in offshore wind farms in Fukushima. Despite falling prices and technological advancements, the wind power market growth continues to be fuelled by extensive government support.