- A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- Applied Materials gaining traction in solar sector--Earth2Tech
Diversifying into the solar business is helping the semiconductor equipment maker.
- University of Washington, Allied Minds team up to launch biofuel company, AXI--Xconomy
Newly launched AXI will breed naturally occurring algae for biofuel production.
- Award-winning animation helps scientists see nature at work--NREL press release
In case you ever wondered what a sugar-producing enzyme at work looked like.
- Solyndra looking for $350 million in high wire financial play--Greentech Media
An inside look at the high valuations and financial gambits solar start-ups and investors are devising.
- Where old gadgets go to breathe new life--The Mossberg Solution/WSJ.com
A hands-on comparison of gadget recycling/buy-back sites.
- Flexible nanoantenna arrays capture abundant solar energy--ScienceDaily.com
Another technique being studied to convert heat energy into electricity.
- Georgia conflict 'a threat to strategic energy supplies' --AFP
The International Energy Association issues warning on potential disruption to oil supply lines in Russia-Georgia conflict.
- Sunnier forecast for corn and soybean harvest--NYTimes.com
After worries over this year's output, better weather should mean lower commodity prices for biofuels and perhaps less debate on food versus fuel.
- 'Anti-noise' silences wind turbines--Physorg.com
German researchers created self-dampening wind turbine gear boxes.
- Turning clean-tech engineers into entrepreneurs --Portfolio
On the shortage of technical and business talent in the environmental tech field.
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