Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Compost could help lock away carbon emissions

10/20/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Adding relatively small amounts of compost to ranchland can have a dramatic and lasting impact on the soil's ability to absorb carbon, according to research from bio-geochemist Whendee Silver. Spreadi… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Vestas wind turbine sets new record for power generation

10/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's 8-megawatt prototype set a new record for power produced by a single wind turbine in a 24-hour period. The test machine, which is a joint venture between Aarhus and Mitsubis… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

CBOT corn retreats; NYMEX oil advances

10/20/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • MarketWatch

December corn settled at $3.48 per bushel Friday, down 1.2%, on the Chicago Board of Trade. November light sweet crude closed at $82.75 per barrel, up 5 cents, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

DoD: Climate change puts U.S. at military risk

10/14/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • NationalDefenseMagazine.org

The Department of Defense says climate change is responsible for such security threats as more frequent disaster-relief missions, rising sea levels that could imperil military bases and growing instab… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Malaysian biotech firm commercializing antioxidant made from microalgae

10/14/2014

  • Star Publications (Malaysia)

Malaysia-based Algaetech International is working to tap the commercial potential of haematococcus pluvialis as feedstock in producing an antioxidant known as astaxanthin. Dato' Paduka Syed Isa Syed A… Read More