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Incorporation of Carbon Dioxide into Phthalides via Ligand-Free Copper-Catalyzed Direct Carboxylation of Benzoxasiloles

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:44
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00917H, CommunicationThanh Nguyen, Jose A Rodriguez-Santamaria, Woo-Jin Yoo, Shu Kobayashi
The direct carboxylation of benzoxasiloles with carbon dioxide proceeded smoothly under mild conditions using copper iodide as a catalyst to afford phthalides after an acid work-up. Broad substrate scope and...
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GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY, INC. Annual Report for 2016 Plans & Updates for 2017

Alternative Energy - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:47
GCE Model With a compelling pipeline of market opportunities presently existing in the United States, the Company is finalizing multiple agreements in prime US markets with major waste plastics and waste tire suppliers to acquire the rights to install pyrolysis systems on their facilities, which allow for the waste plastics and tires to be converted into alternative, low emission fuels such as diesel, and syngas, on their facilities. Each of the feedstock operations has numerous sites available to the Company which will increase GCE's development pipeline of multiple projects extending into the next decade. In 2014, the Company concluded multiyear feedstock supply contracts with Sonoco Recycling for waste plastics and Liberty Tire for end of life tires. Global Clean Energy, Inc. is well positioned to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in the mushrooming alternative energy industry due to its technology, project development approach and financial engineering expertise. The Company is structured to be a low-cost supplier in its selected market niches and will be positioned to survive periods of market weakness and to thrive during market expansions.
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Wello’s Penguin WEC generates electricity at EMEC grid-connected wave test site

From Power-Technology: High-technology company Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) has successfully generated power into the national grid off the west coast of Orkney in Scotland, UK.
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JA Solar's Cumulative Module Shipments to India Reach 1GW

Alternative Energy - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:31
The 1GW of modules shipped to India represents electricity generation capacity of approximately 1.7billion kWh, which can reduce carbon emissions by 1.47 million tons annually.
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Carbon dioxide as a pH-switch anti-solvent for biomass fractionation and pre-treatment with aqueous hydroxide solutions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:38
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00574A, CommunicationTrang Quynh To, Ceire Aoife Kenny, Soshan Cheong, Leigh Aldous
Rice husks (or rice hulls) pre-treated with aqueous potassium hydroxide solutions showed excellent glucose yields during enzymatic saccharification. CO2 addition to the hydroxide solutions precipitated the dissolved rice husk silica...
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A Recyclable AgI/OAc- Catalytic System for the Efficient Synthesis of [small alpha]-Alkylidene Cyclic Carbonates: Carbon Dioxide Conversion at Atmospheric Pressure

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:38
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00276A, CommunicationYe Yuan, Yu Xie, Cheng Zeng, Dandan Song, somboon chaemchuen, Cheng Chen, Francis Verpoort
The cyclizations of carbon dioxide and propargylic alcohols especially challenging substrates were efficiently catalyzed by a green and recyclable AgI/OAc- system under atmospheric pressure, which exhibited as the most recyclable...
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NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators at Industry Growth Forum

Alternative Energy - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 20:03
Event recognizes top startup businesses and clean energy technologies
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NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators at Industry Growth Forum

Alternative Energy - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 19:54
Event recognizes top startup businesses and clean energy technologies
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NREL’s New Perovskite Ink Opens Window for Quality Cells

Alternative Energy - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:22
Proven highly efficient at converting sunlight into electricity, perovskite solar cells have yet to move beyond the laboratory.
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S&R Solar Design has been awarded Small Business Award 2016.

Alternative Energy - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:20
S&R Solar Design has been awarded Small Business Award 2016, within the renewable energy in the United States category from Corporate Vision.
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Imagine Energy Powers Montgomery Park with Large State-of-the-Art Solar Installation

Alternative Energy - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:01
Completed solar PV installation at Montgomery Park and three other sites generates more than 1 million kilowatt hours annually
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Demand Energy Begins Construction Work on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Alternative Energy - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:47
Demand Energy is First Company to Receive Approval for Lithium-Ion Batteries from City Regulatory Authorities for a Multi-Family Building Complex
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NREL Researchers Capture Excess Photon Energy to Produce Solar Fuels

Alternative Energy - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:44
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat.
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Modernizing the Electric Grid to Encourage Widespread Use of Solar Power

Alternative Energy - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:36
SEIA Kicks off White Paper Series on Grid Modernization
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Dow Elastomers and Dow Corning Jointly Showcase a Broad Portfolio of Photovoltaic Solutions at SNEC

Alternative Energy - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:03
Booth highlights portfolio of technology that enhances performance of PV modules, and electronic components
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Using Shipping Containers to Construct a Biomass Recycling Facility

A Certificate of Occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Paul Wever, president of Chip Energy Inc.
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India Gets Record Low Bid to Build Solar Power, Minister Says

Anindya Upadhyay for Bloomberg: The price of solar power in India fell to a record low of 3.15 rupees (5 U.S. cents) a kilowatt-hour in a competitive tender where French firm Engie SA’s local arm won rights to develop 250 megawatts.
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Second edition of RenewX commences in Hyderabad

Alternative Energy - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 09:08
Industry platform for the renewable energy sector in South India by UBM India
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Glycerol as a potential renewable raw material for acrylic acid production

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:07
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00358G, Critical ReviewDaolai Sun, Yasuhiro Yamada, Satoshi Sato, Wataru Ueda
Production of fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass resources is an attractive way to alleviate the shortage of fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emission. Glycerol is an important biomass derivate...
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Ionic Liquids Assisted Processing of Renewable Resources for the Fabrication of Biodegradable Composite Materials

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 07:07
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00318H, Critical ReviewHamayoun Mahmood, Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Suzana Yusup, Tom Welton
In recent years, the utilization of renewable resources, particularly lignocellulosic biomass based raw materials, to replace synthetic materials/polymers for the manufacture of green materials has gained increased worldwide interest due...
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