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Photocatalytic coupling of amines to imidazoles using Mo-ZnIn2S4 catalyst

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:32
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01728F, PaperMin Wang, Lihua Li, Jianmin Lu, Nengchao Luo, Xiaochen Zhang, Feng Wang
Substituted imidazoles are traditionally synthesized by co-condensation of multi-feedstocks. Herein, we report a new route for the synthesis of substituted imidazoles via photocyclization of readily available amines at room temperature....
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SolarWorld commends key trade vote as step toward restoring U.S. solar manufacturing

Alternative Energy - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:31
The determination means that the underlying Section 201 case will move into a remedy phase. SolarWorld and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners in the case.
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SEIA Statement on Anti-Solar ITC Decision

The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments.
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Baker Electric Solar Wins Prestigious 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics

Alternative Energy - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:31
The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust presented Baker Electric Solar with the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category on September 19, 2017.
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Solar Plus Storage Projects Will Increasingly Offer Resiliency

Peter Kelly-Detwiler for Forbes: The SRUSD will be able to cut energy costs (during some months, as much as 70-80% of the district’s electricity needs will be met by the systems).
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Intersolar Middle East: Global PV Markets – Are The GCC Ready to Join the Global Solar Market Leaders?

Alternative Energy - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:44
In 2016, the MENAT countries together only reached a total PV capacity of 3.2 GW, but with an expected installed PV capacity of 32,5 GW by 2022 according to German research company Apricum. This means a tenfold increase, or an annual addition of 6 GW PV.
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Ballard CEO Delivers Keynote Speech at “Open Innovation Forum Osaka” Event

Alternative Energy - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:42
During a business trip to Japan to meet with Japanese partners and customers, Mr. Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO attended the "Open Innovation Forum Osaka in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies", where he delivered the keynote speech on September 19th.
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Synthesis of Isosorbide: Overview of challenging reactions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:27
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01912B, Tutorial ReviewCorentin dussenne, Thierry Delaunay, Vincent Wiatz, Herve Wyart, Isabelle Suisse, Mathieu Sauthier
Isosorbide is a diol derived from sorbitol and obtained through a dehydration reaction that has raised much interest in literature over the past decades. Thus, this platform chemical is a...
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Powerwall Type Batteries

There are many reasons to purchase a battery system for the home or business, starting with natural disasters, but a battery system, tied into a solar system, will maximize self-consumption of solar power, reduce grid costs, increase the resiliency of electricity, and take a home or business completely off grid with minimal fossil fuels.
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MERSEN TO EXHIBIT DURING IEEE ECCE, OCTOBER 2ND-3RD, 2017

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:58
NEWBURYPORT, MA (SEPTEMBER, 2017) - Mersen will be showcasing its broad line of power management solutions during ECCE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, October 2nd-3rd, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Scalable and super-stable exfoliation of graphitic carbon nitride in biomass-derived [gamma]-valerolactone: Enhanced catalytic activity for alcoholysis and cycloaddition of epoxides with CO2

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:06
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02583A, CommunicationZhimin Xue, Feijie Liu, Jingyun Jiang, Jinfang Wang, Tiancheng Mu
Biomass-derived [gamma]-valerolactone (GVL) could exfoliate bulk g-C3N4 to form a super-stable dispersion of few-layer g-C3N4 nanosheets with a high concentration of up to 0.8 mg mL-1 due to the polarity...
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A practicable process for lignin color reduction: fractionation of lignin using methanol/water as solvent

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:06
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01974B, PaperHui Zhang, Youcan Bai, Boming Yu, Xinxin Liu, Fangeng Chen
In order to expand the application scales of industrial lignin, a nonchemical-reaction color reduction method was carried out. The eucalyptus kraft lignin was fractionated using methanol/water as solvent and two...
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Integrated strategy for catalytic co-production of jet fuel range alkenes, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, and 1,2-pentanediol from lignocellulosic biomass

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:05
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02368E, PaperJaewon Byun, Jeehoon Han
This study presents an integrated strategy for catalytic co-production of jet fuel range alkenes (JFA), tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA), and 1,2-pentanediol (1,2-PeD) from lignocellulosic biomass which consists of cellulose (C6), hemicellulose...
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Dubai to Get Solar Power Day and Night Without Subsidy at Lower Cost than Gas-fired Electricity

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:07
-ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night.
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Selective conversion of bio-derived ethanol to renewable BTX over Ga-ZSM-5

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:04

Green Chem., 2017, 19,4344-4352
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01188A, PaperZhenglong Li, Andrew W. Lepore, Mariam F. Salazar, Guo Shiou Foo, Brian H. Davison, Zili Wu, Chaitanya K. Narula
The exchanged Ga(III) sites are the active sites for promoting BTX formation during ethanol conversion.
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Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:03
New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for agricultural states
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U.S. Department of Energy Partners with Eaton to Advance Hydropower Generation

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:00
-Second stage of research advances cost-effectiveness of new hydropower generation -Eaton to manufacture and test new, integrated turbine-generator sets -Creates potential to tap into more than 50 gigawatts of capacity at existing sites
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Energy Storage Europe 2018 is continuing its success story

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:53
Over the past three years, the visitor numbers of the trade fair and conference Energy Storage Europe grew by an average of 54 per cent to most recently more than 4,200 industry representatives.
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The transition to independent service provider - Natural Power features at Quo Vadis

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:52
Natural Power will be attending the exclusive Quo Vadis Conference for wind farm owners and O&M providers in Kensington, London, on 28th September 2017.
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ADVISIAN HIRES GLOBAL DIRECTOR FOR NEW ENERGY

Alternative Energy - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:52
Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons, has appointed Tony Frencham as global director for new energy as it announces plans to scale significantly within the next five years.
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