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Vanillin-derived amines for bio-based thermosets

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 07:14
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02006J, PaperAnne-Sophie Mora, Russell Tayouo, Bernard Boutevin, Ghislain David, Sylvain Caillol
n the scope of fully bio-based materials development, the access to bio-based aromatic amine monomers is one of the main industrial challenges over the coming years. In this paper, new...
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Catalytic lignocellulose biorefining in n-butanol/water: a one-pot approach toward phenolics, polyols, and cellulose

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:13
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01031E, PaperTom Renders, Elias Cooreman, Sander Van den Bosch, Wouter Schutyser, Steven-Friso Koelewijn, Thijs Vangeel, Aron Deneyer, Gil Van den Bossche, Christophe M. Courtin, Bert F Sels
Lignocellulose constitutes an alluring renewable feedstock for the production of bio-based chemicals. In this contribution, we propose a chemocatalytic biorefinery concept that aims to convert lignocellulosic biomass (Eucalyptus sawdust) into...
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Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:34
The bill addresses a decision by the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that would have allowed Eversource to impose complex fees on consumers who go solar.
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Honda SmartCharge™ Beta Program Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Save Money and Reduce Environmental Footprint

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:42
App finds best time to charge electric vehicles, adjusting to electric grid conditions to reduce customer costs and CO2 emissions
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Tunable mixed oxides based on CeO2 for the selective aerobic oxidation of 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural to FDCA in water

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:49
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00972D, CommunicationAngela Dibenedetto, María Ventura, Francesco Nocito, Elvira De Giglio, Stefania Cometa, Angela Altomare
Chemicals derived from 5-HMF,1a via selective oxidation of its pending arms are becoming increasingly important due to their applications.1b This paper discusses the use of Earth crust abundant new mixed...
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Improved Way to Make III-V Solar Cells Could Hold Key to Lower Costs

Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) work to refine the technique called hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE), which holds the potential to produce cheaper, more efficient solar cells capable of producing more electricity.
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Why Fast Charging Stations Are Good for the Grid

Fast charging stations on medium voltage grids have unique properties that can play a role in stabilising the grid & absorb large amounts of renewable energy (solar and wind).
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SOLAREDGE EXTENDS LAWSUIT AGAINST HUAWEI AND DISTRIBUTOR IN GERMANY TO TWO ADDITIONAL PATENTS

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:11
Further Patents Asserted to Protect SolarEdge’s Patented Power Optimizer Technology
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Hanergy joins hand with Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:10
First, according to their core technologies and resources, both the parties will cooperate in the designing, development and production of solar vehicles. While, Hanergy mobile energy strategy has been fully integrated, Bluecar has mature automotive design, R&D and mass production capabilities. The cooperation between the two parties intends to fully guarantee the life and the safety of solar vehicles.
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Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Derivatives to Lactic Acid with Increased Selectivity in Aqueous Tin(II) Chloride/Choline Chloride System

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 06:43
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01022F, PaperAsep Bayu, Akihiro Yoshida, Surachai Karnjanakom, Katsuki Kusakabe, Xiaogang Hao, Tirto Prakoso, Abuliti Abudula, Guoqing Guan
Catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to lactic acid (LacA) over Sn-based catalysts always shows a low selectivity (<30%) in an aqueous system, especially when SnCl2 is used as the catalyst....
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Iodine catalyzed diamination of styrene in water with the oxidation of H2O2

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 00:39
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01332B, CommunicationLiyan Liu, Qi Sun, Zicong Yan, Xinping Liang, Zhenggen Zha, Yu Yang, Zhiyong Wang
An environmentally friendly diamination was developed in the presence of TMDAI/H2O2 with water as the only by-product. A series of 3-amino indolines can be obtianed in good to excellent yields....
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BYD Supports CharIN and its Electric Vehicle Charging Standards

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:50
Battery-electric Vehicle Global Leader Joins CharIN to Advance System Standardization
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Base-promoted ring-closing carbonyl–allene metathesis for the synthesis of 2,4-disubstituted pyrroles

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:26
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01675E, CommunicationGuolin Cheng, Weiwei Lv, Lulu Xue
A base-promoted ring-closing carbonyl–allene metathesis reaction of N-allenyl β-enaminones (generated in situ from N-propargyl β-enaminones) gives 2,4-disubstituted pyrroles with cleavage of the C(sp)–C(sp3) bond. This transition metal-free procedure generates 1...
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FischTank Marketing and PR - Shine a Spotlight on your Vision. - PR can Help.

FischTank Marketing and Public Relations provides communications and marketing services to both start-up and established renewable energy companies. We provide media relations, content writing, digital/social media, and other marketing support to companies working in sectors spanning solar, LED lighting, energy storage, hydrogen, battery development and manufacturing, alternative fuels, and more. Our clients have been featured in top tier media including print, online and broadcast.
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Sunpin Solar Recognized as a 2018 Top Five Solar Developer in the United States

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:40
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Irvine, CA-based solar firm
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Ball-milling synthesized hydrotalcite supported Cu-Mn mixed oxide under solvent-free conditions: an active catalyst for aerobic oxidative synthesis of 2-acylbenzothiazoles and quinoxalines

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 05:09
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01816B, PaperXu Meng, Xiuru Bi, chaoying Yu, Gexin Chen, Baohua Chen, Zhenqiang Jing, Peiqing Zhao
A rapid solvent-free ball-milling method was developed to prepare hydrophobic hydrotalcite supported Cu-Mn mixed oxide catalyst (Cu-Mn/HT). The mechanochemically prepared catalyst exhibited highly catalytic activity and recyclability towards the aerobic...
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Simple strategy toward the substitution of styrene by sobrerol-based monomers in unsaturated polyester resins

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:38
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01214H, PaperMafalda Lima, Cátia Costa, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Ana Clotilde Fonseca, Arménio Coimbra Serra
Sobrerol acrylate (SobAcr) and sobrerol methacrylate (SobMet) were synthesized for the first time through the functionalization of sobrerol with double bonds. Sobrerol was obtained by a green route that involved...
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Surface Plasmon-Enhanced Nanozyme-Based Fenton Process for Visible-Light-Driven Aqueous Ammonia Oxidation

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:29
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01317A, PaperQi Zhang, Shuo Chen, Hua Wang
Incorporating the glucose oxidase-like activity and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs), a novel nanozyme-Fenton system is designed, i.e., ultrasmall AuNPs and α-FeOOH microcrystals grown on porous carbons...
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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar’s innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller’s standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.
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Renewable Energy Finance Specialists Greenworks Lending and CollectiveSun™ Co-Launch New Commercial Finance Product for Nonprofit Solar: Collective PACE™

Alternative Energy - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:12
Collective PACE™ combines CollectiveSun's Solar Power Agreement (SPA), which monetizes tax credits upfront thereby lowering the cost of solar installations by 15 percent, and a C-PACE loan which is used to fund the remaining 85 percent.
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