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  • Tide cleaning up with cornhusks

    Did you know that laundry detergent has ethanol in it?  It’s a key ingredient in detergents, allowing better washing performance and stabilized formulations.

    Companies use either corn-based ethanol or petroleum in detergents.  Procter & Gamble (P&G), maker of Tide Coldwater, has announced that it is using a more sustainable method, ...

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  • Turning winery waste into biofuel

    Researchers have come up with another way to squeeze every last ounce of usability out of the winemaking process.

    The team at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia broke down the leftover skins, seeds and other pulp that usually end up in the landfill.  When the grape waste was ...

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  • Vets transitioning from soldier to solar

    The White House announced an initiative to transition veterans into the workforce by training them to work in the solar panel industry.

    The job-training program, dubbed the Solar Instructor Training Network, will be rolled out over six years and is among a group of presidential initiatives with the target of ...

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  • Global offshore wind market blowing strong

    More countries are utilizing their offshore wind capabilities, according to an ASDReports white paper.

     

    Between 2006 and 2013, the global installed capacity grew from 0.9 GW to 7.1 GW, for a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 34 percent.  ASDReports states that global potential is expected to increase ...

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  • New software simulator increases wind efficiency

    Wind energy is giving fossil fuels a run for their money.  Close to achieving cost parity with oil and other fuels, the industry is on course to achieve the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal of 20 percent of national energy coming from wind by 2030.

     

    To make ...

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