Hitachi Appliances Inc. will release the LED light bulb, “LDA15D-G,” July 13, 2012, in Japan that’s claimed to be the industry’s first E26-base, wide light distribution type LED light bulb that emits the amount of light equivalent to that of a 100W incandescent light bulb.  This is quite a feat and offers some satisfaction for […]






A group of researchers led by Purdue University scientists believes sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure. Those attributes point to potential adoptability for sorghum.  Scientists from Purdue, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois and […]






Till now the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms controlling oil biosynthesis and storage in micro algae and details of the oil biochemistry was rather limited.  Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are now showing corrections for two long-held misconceptions about oil production in algae by proving that ramping up the microbes’ overall metabolism by feeding them more […]






Ballard Power Systems, a Vancouver British Columbia, Canada based fuel cell manufacturer is flirting with becoming profitable.  The enthusiasm surrounding fuel cells has been the roller coaster ride of the past generation with hopes pushing Ballard’s stock for example beyond $120 while today its about $1. But Ballard stays in the hunt, average product cost […]






American oil and gas prospector Apache Corp stunned natural gas investors Thursday June 14, 2012 with a natural gas discovery announcement, the main point of which is, “ . . . . in terms of just resource, with the 1 well we drilled horizontal, we put 6 fracs on it. It’s going to go to […]






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