Petrobras and Embrapa are developing new technology for sugar cane production. The project will generate knowledge for the expansion of sugar cane production for the ethanol market.
A consortium comprising of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project
After just one year on the market, the enzyme Novozymes Avantec® is now used to produce over 20% of total corn ethanol volumes in the U.S. Another enzyme, Novozymes Spirizyme Achieve®, is used to produce over 10% of U.S. corn ethanol after being on the market for only four months.
Rio Tinto and Chinalco will explore a partnership to bring forward the next era of mining technology aimed at delivering significant value and re-shaping industry best practice.
The use of appropriate technologies to encourage the more efficient use of precious water resources for growing food crops is to be investigated through a series of pilot projects in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Some 70 to 90 % of the available fresh water resources in these countries is used for irrigated agriculture, and climate change is likely to lead to further water scarcity.
Navis To Cooperate With Aker Arctic On Dynamic Positioning Systems For Icebreakers And Ice-Class Vessels
Navis Engineering Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Inc have signed a scientific and technical co-operation agreement covering the joint development of technology for dynamic positioning (DP) systems for icebreakers and ice-class vessels.The agreement was signed in St Petersburg during NEVA 2013 at the end of September.
Beta Renewables, a global leader in cellulosic biofuels and part of the Mossi Ghisolfi Group, and Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, today marked the official opening in Northern Italy of the world’s largest advanced biofuels facility.
Shale gas exploration and development has had a significant impact on the US economy. The cost of natural gas has significantly decreased and the industry has created 1.3 million jobs. The US is now expected to be energy independent by 2035 – and in doing so, changing the international political landscape.
IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA Is Driving The International R&D Project Hiwave, Focused On Efficient Wave Power
IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, in partnership with the Swedish company CorPower Ocean specializing in wave energy converters and the Portuguese marine research centre WavEc, has embarked on the development of the R&D project HiWave, focused on high efficiency wave power.
MHI Achieves World's First 4,000-Hour Continuous Operation Of Pressurized SOFC-MGT Hybrid Power Generation System
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has achieved 4,000 hours of uninterrupted operation - unprecedented in the world – of a 200 kilowatt (kW) class pressurized hybrid (combined-cycle) power generation system incorporating solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and a micro gas turbine (MGT).