Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

The Promise of Industrial-Grade Lubricants from Vegetable Oil

October 24th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna has made this technology ready for industrial application. Starting October 2012, the findings obtained in the laboratory will be scaled up to an even larger volume. Quantities of up to 100 liters will be possible at the new center. That corresponds to a 70 kilogram-batch of epoxides. In the laboratory this reaction yielded batches only in the grams range.


Experts Call for Wildlife Conservation Network

October 24th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

"To date, state programs have been inconsistently and incompletely integrated into regional and national networks," they write. "In this era of reduced financing and increased threats, better, more consistent coordination of state-based efforts is increasingly necessary to maximize the effectiveness of limited conservation funds."


Biologists Record Increasing Amounts of Plastic Litter in the Arctic Deep Sea

October 24th, 2012 | by pressroom

"The study was prompted by a gut feeling. When looking through our images I got the impression that plastic bags and other litter on the seafloor were seen more frequently in photos from 2011 than in those dating back to earlier years. For this reason I decided to go systematically through all photos from 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011," Melanie Bergmann explains



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