Monthly Archives: April 2011

Breaking Even: The best we can do with liquid biofuels

In the sobering light of the global recession, energy companies are re-examining their commitments to liquid biofuels, with one exception: ethanol.   Worldwide biofuel production topped 100 billion liters in 2010 (Wall St. Journal — 4/7/11) over 80 percent of that being ethanol. … Continue reading

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Organ Scaffolding and 3-D Bio-Printers: The future is near for those on transplant lists

In 2008, a Spanish woman with tuberculosis received a windpipe transplant.  Of course, the trachea Claudia Castillo received was not her own. Amazingly though, the cells inside the transplant organ’s structure were. A similar procedure to manufacture human organs was … Continue reading

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Obama’s Energy Standard to Begin with Federal Fleet: Comprehensive plans extend for decades to come

All federal fleet vehicles will use alternative fuel starting in 2015 under an initiative President Obama announced Thursday in a his weekly address given at a UPS customer center in Landover, Md. “We’ve already doubled the number of alternative vehicles … Continue reading

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