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The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops to Solar Farms

The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year.
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Current, powered by GE Helps Home Depot Expand Rooftop Solar Energy to 30 East Coast Stores

Alternative Energy - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:07
-Current is building 30 onsite solar energy power plants at Home Depot locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Washington, DC -Each store will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually -Select stores to collect data with digital metering and weather sensing technology
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Intersolar South America - BREAKING LAST YEAR’S RECORDS AGAIN!

Alternative Energy - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:05
Intersolar South America will open its doors from August 22-24, 2017.
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Explore the Advances in Chemical Engineering

Alternative Energy - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:04
Conference Series Ltd. extends a cordial welcome to all the Scientists, Researchers, Research fellows, Corporate personnel, Students, Professors and members across the globe related to Chemical Engineering departments to attend its upcoming conference, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology, scheduled during November 16-17,2017 at Paris, France with the theme, Exploring the latest trends in Chemical Engineering.
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Whole-cell biocatalytic selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:03

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01751K, PaperXue-Ying Zhang, Min-Hua Zong, Ning Li
HMF has been efficiently upgraded into HMFCA with a good yield by using a highly HMF-tolerant strain Comamonas testosteroni SC1588.
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Synthesis of ethanol from paraformaldehyde, CO2 and H2

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:01

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01887H, PaperJingjing Zhang, Qingli Qian, Meng Cui, Chunjun Chen, Shuaishuai Liu, Buxing Han
Ethanol is highly efficiently produced from paraformaldehyde, CO2 and H2 by homogeneous catalysis under mild conditions.
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Environmental impact assessment of wheat straw based alkyl polyglucosides produced using novel chemical approaches

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:01

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01719G, PaperK. Lokesh, C. West, J. Kuylenstierna, J. Fan, V. Budarin, P. Priecel, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, J. Clark
A comparative environmental life cycle assessment of using low-value wheat straw to produce high value biosurfactants using a novel biorefinery, compared to those produced from palm and wheat, is reported.
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Direct use of humic acid mixtures to construct efficient Zr-containing catalysts for Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reactions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:48
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01925D, PaperYufei Sha, Zhenhuan Xiao, Huacong Zhou, Keli Yang, Yinmin Song, Na Li, Runxia He, Keduan Zhi, Quansheng Liu
With the increasing demands for energy and carbon resources, exploring novel utilization approaches of fossil resources and promoting the conversion of sustainable resources become critical issues facing human society. In...
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Preparation of S/N-codoped Carbon Nanosheets with tunable interlayer distance for High-Rate Sodium-ion Batteries

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:52
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01942D, PaperGuoqiang Zou, Hongshuai Hou, Ganggang Zhao, Zhaodong Huang, Peng Ge, Xiaobo Ji
The conventional strategies for obtaining the S/N-codoped carbon materials suffered from a series of problems caused by their complicated experimental procedures. Here, the S, N-codoped carbon nanosheets were firstly prepared...
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Tech Guru Unveils New Battery To Challenge Lithium-Ion

The three main possible applications of the new alkaline battery technology would be consumer electronics, electric cars, and energy storage for the power grid, according to the developers.
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How Will the Eclipse Affect Solar Power?

Electricity generation for the entire country will be somewhat affected by the eclipse, but some states will see a larger drop in solar power than others, depending on how much of the sun is blocked by the moon in their specific location. Fortunately, there are plenty of energy resources available to fill the gap.
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Molybdenum modified nickel phyllosilicates as a high performance bifunctional catalyst for deoxygenation of methyl palmitate to alkanes under mild conditions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:49
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01720K, PaperLong Yan, Xin-Xin Liu, Jin Deng, Yao Fu
Deoxygenation is the central challenge in converting bio-derived fatty esters into diesel-range hydrocarbons. A new molybdenum oxide doping nickel phyllosilicate (Mo-Ni@PSi) bifunctional catalyst was synthesized and used for the deoxygenation...
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Metal-free oxidative cyclization of 2-aminobenzothiazoles and cyclic ketones enabled by the combination of elemental sulfur and oxygen

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:37
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02014G, CommunicationYanjun Xie, Xiangui Chen, Zhen Wang, Huawen Huang, bing yi, Guo-Jun Deng
Metal-free oxidative cyclization for the one-pot synthesis of benzo[d]imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles from 2-aminobenzothiazoles and cyclic ketones is described. Elemental sulfur combined with molecular oxygen as the benign co-oxidant was found to be...
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PhotoOrganocatalytic Synthesis of Lactones via a Selective C-H Activation-alkylation of Alcohols

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:37
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01903C, PaperNikolaos Kaplaneris, Aikaterini Bisticha, Giorgos N Papadopoulos, Dimitris Limnios, Christoforos G Kokotos
Selective C-H activation is an area of growing importance in modern Organic Chemistry. Herein, we report our efforts in combining Organocatalysis and Photocatalysis for the development of a highly efficient...
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Acidic/amphiphilic silica nanoparticles: New eco-friendly Pickering interfacial catalysis for biodiesel production

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:37
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01910F, PaperBingyu Yang, Loic Leclercq, Jean-Marc Clacens, veronique nardello-rataj
Silica nanoparticles have been designed by surface modification to stabilize solvent-less catalytic Pickering emulsions for effective biodiesel production. In respect to this, and based on a full physicochemical characterization of...
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SOLAREDGE TO LIVE BROADCAST SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM ITS PV MONITORING PLATFORM

Alternative Energy - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:19
The broadcast can be viewed at: https://www3.solaredge.com/us/pveclipsetracking. “Being one of nature’s most magnificent events, the solar eclipse is a reminder of the importance of sunlight in all our lives.
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Lisa O’Neill joins GEM Energy as Customer CARE Manager

Alternative Energy - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:18
Lisa O'Neill has accepted the position of Customer CARE (Customer Assurance, Review and Evaluation) Manager with GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group.
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Synthesis of nano and microstructures from proanthocyanidins, tannic acid and epigallocatechin-3-o-gallate for active delivery

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:32
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02009K, PaperElisavet Bartzoka, Heiko Lange, Pasquale Mosesso, Claudia Crestini
Microcapsules (MCs) and nanoemulsions (NEs) were genereated from both condensed and hydrolysable tannins, respectively, for a controllable, stimuli-responsive active release. A rapid, simple and robust one step method based solely...
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Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

American Institute of Physics via Science Daily: Researchers have created green solar panels using soft imprint lithography to print an array of nanocylinders that scatter green light
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Equinix to Install Largest Deployment of Fuel Cells for the Colocation Data Center Industry

Alternative Energy - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:29
12 Additional North American Data Centers to be Powered with State of the Art Fuel Cell Technology
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