November 16, 2010

Weekly News Roundup

While I'm in the middle of the battle of the bugs (flu bug that is), here are this week's (late) news roundup:

UL certificate for Dow solar shingles
The DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle received Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) safety certification. Over 50 individual tests were conducted to assess the safety of the DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles against building code standards, including wind and fire resistance, and electrical code requirements, such as proper wiring and photovoltaic (PV) connections.

Jatropha biofuel alliance
SG Biofuels and Bunge North America formed a partnership to research and develop a model to process jatropha seeds into a biofuel feedstock. SG Biofuels has introduced JMax 100, an elite jatropha cultivar optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with projected yields 100% greater than existing commercial varieties.

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