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Novel algae-based solution for CO2 capture and biomass production

The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable, and automatic biofilm reactor for algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs. The reactor will be designed to capture CO2 from industrial emissions to produce high value organic products.

Mar 20th, 2013

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Int'l. conference to tackle climate-change threats to agriculture

Scientists and policymakers from around the world will gather Wednesday through Friday, March 20-22, at the University of California, Davis, to grapple with the threats of climate change for global agriculture and recommend science-based actions to slow its effects while meeting the world's need for food, livelihood and sustainability.

Mar 19th, 2013

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Photovoltaic industry sets clear goals

Photovoltaic industry leaders define priorities for the coming years: smarter policy support, more forward-thinking power market design, technical integration of PV into the electrical system, increased focus on industry innovation.

Mar 17th, 2013

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Monitoring manufacturing processes to optimize energy consumption

Saving energy is becoming ever more important for manufacturing companies. One prerequisite is to capture the machines' energy consumption for each step in the production process. This can be achieved with a monitoring system developed by Fraunhofer FIT that, due to its service-oriented architecture and its ability to use heterogeneous sensors, can easily be integrated in existing facilities.

Mar 14th, 2013

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Making fuel from bacteria

In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive.

Mar 13th, 2013

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