Horse Poop Could Be the Key to Commercial Biofuel Production

April 12, 2013 by  
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Horse photo from Shutterstock Scientists just discovered a key ingredient that could help propel the production of biofuel: horse poop . Converting corn stalks and grass to biofuel requires removing lignin and breaking down cellulose, which is a complicated and expensive process. But thanks to an enzyme that lives in fungi in horse manure, scientists were able to drastically reduce costs, inching biofuel closer to becoming a viable and cost-effective energy source. Read the rest of Horse Poop Could Be the Key to Commercial Biofuel Production Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , biofuels , commercial production of biofuels , eco design , green design , horse manure fuel , horse poop biofuel , Poo Power! , sustainable design        

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On Her Majesty’s Eco-Friendly Service: MI6 To Reveal Its Green Credentials

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Britain’s MI6—now known as The Secret Intelligence Service —is regarded as one of the world’s leading intelligence agencies, and has a reputation for keeping its operations very much undercover. However, the agency is about to make certain details about its work public; specifically, details of its recycling rates and electricity, gas and water usage, as a provision of the UK’s Regulation 4 of the Environmental Information Regulations (2004) . This piece of legislation essentially means that all public bodies have to reveal their environmental footprints, however secretive they may be when it comes to the rest of their operations. Read the rest of On Her Majesty’s Eco-Friendly Service: MI6 To Reveal Its Green Credentials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco footprint , Electricity , gas , green credentials , James Bond , mi5 , MI6 , Secret Intelligence Service , UK , UK’s Regulation 4 of the Environmental Information Regulations (2004) , water issues        

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