Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

News you might have missed: 9 March 2009

newspapersSo what else is happening in the cleantech sector this week? Here are some recent headlines you might have missed:

  • More US residents used public transportation last year than at any other time for the past 52 years, according to news from the American Public Transportation Association;
  • Quanta Services today named Peter Lorenz as president of Quanta Renewable Energy Services;
  • A draft horse named “King” will this week hoist Southern Maryland’s first residential wind turbine into place;
  • Tampa Electric has signed a contract to purchase energy from a proposed 25-megawatt photovoltaic plant starting in 2011;
  • The ethanol trade group Growth Energy says boosting the amount of ethanol in petrol from 10 to 15 percent could generate $24 billion and help create 136,000 jobs, Reuters reports;
  • Researchers at the University of Milano are testing an ethanol-powered fuel-cell system to evaluate its investment potential;
  • Lower supplies and growing demand are likely to lead to higher ethanol prices this year, according to a Merrill Lynch estimate published in Reuters;
  • US scientists say they’ve successfully created an artificial ribosome, the protein-making factory at the heart of a living cell;
  • Researchers in China have discovered that soil containing chicken manure can break down crude oil contamination 50 percent more quickly than “regular” soil.

The Global View creates and curates research, perspectives and intelligence on the modern leader’s agenda.

Subscribe Now

Get our latest research papers and amazing posts directly in your email.


The   Global view © 2024. All Rights Reserved.