Global wind power capacity has increased more than fivefold over the past decade, leading to larger turbines, but low-level jets are one cause for concern. The effects of these strong, energetic wind flows depend on how high the wind flows are in relation to the turbines. In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, researchers considered three different scenarios in which the LLJs were above, below, and in the middle of the turbine rotors.
A Florida State University research team has developed a way to use a material found in plants to help create safer batteries. Using the organic polymer lignin — a compound in the cell walls of plants that makes them rigid — the team was able to create battery electrolytes.
Cornell University is developing a system to extract energy from cattle manure to meet the campus’s peak demands for heat in the winter months. In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, scientists involved with the project give a detailed analysis of the issues required to make this work, including scientific, economic, and energy policy considerations.
Symposium titled “Climate Smart Organic Agriculture” will be part of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting
Coconuts are one of the most useful agronomic crops in the world
Sand particles coated in oil could help farmers hold more moisture in the soil
“wild and weedy” kin often have desirable traits valuable for today’s breeders
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) virtual event has been scheduled for October 26-29, 2020. This four-day online event will bring together innovative leaders in corporate and social responsibility focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Academic, student, corporate, and NGO participants are invited for a solution-forward conversation on responsible management education toward sustainable economics, environment, social and cultural future. Keynote speakers and interactive sessions will provide diverse insight on the 17 goals adopted by the U.N. General Assembly for their 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 10, 2020) – A Rutgers-led project will buy 76,000 oysters from New Jersey oyster farmers who are struggling to sell the shellfish following the shutdown of restaurants and indoor dining as a result of the COVID-19…
A new low-temperature multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the productions of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants.
The demand for sustainable infrastructure has builders searching for an alternative to concrete’s large carbon footprint. Now, scientists have created a new building material using local soil, and will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.
Companies seeking to commercialize seafood products made from the cells of fish or shellfish should use the term “cell-based” on product labels, according to a Rutgers study – the first of its kind – in the Journal of Food Science. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture require food products to have a “common or usual name” on their labels so consumers can make informed choices about what they’re purchasing.
New research shows enormous potential for developing improved short-duration rice varieties
Third annual conference transitions to virtual format for the first time
With increasing drought conditions in the Texas High Plains, researchers test sorghum and pearl millet as alternatives to corn
How can some of world’s biggest problems – climate change, food security and land degradation – be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Global Change Biology.
Using integrated pest management to decide if pesticide is warranted
Potassium fertilization effects on quality, economics, and yield in pear orchard
Smallholder farms supply majority of world’s food supply but still face poverty.
Restoration projects bring back the ecological and societal benefits of wetland ecosystems
Researchers develop new annual ryegrass for earlier fall planting in the southeastern U.S.
Oyster farming as currently practiced along the Delaware Bayshore does not significantly impact four shorebirds, including the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile annually, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings, published in the journal Ecosphere, likely apply to other areas around the country including the West Coast and Gulf Coast, where oyster aquaculture is expanding, according to Rutgers experts who say the study can play a key role in identifying and resolving potential conflict between the oyster aquaculture industry and red knot conservation groups.
Using technology makes the best out of every drop
Silicon plays a central role within the semiconductor industry for microelectronic and nanoelectronic devices, and silicon wafers of high purity single-crystalline material can be obtained via a combination of liquid growth methods. In Applied Physics Reviews, researchers describe the atomic mechanisms governing extended defect kinetics in cubic silicon carbide, which has a diamondlike zincblende crystal structure that manifests stacking and anti-phase instabilities. The study pinpoints the atomistic mechanisms responsible for extended defect generation and evolution.
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 16, 2020) – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer an “Earth Day at Home” webinar series. The webinars, on Mondays from April 20 to June…
New research in ACS Nano describes a way to make flexible temporary electronic displays from fish scales.
Patience is a virtue for on-farm flood recovery
Every action counts – no food is impact-free.
Genetic engineering makes cotton seeds safe for human consumption
What do nutrients do for plants?
The San Joaquin soil contributes billions of dollars toward the state’s economy.
A team developed a method to apply pulsed-electron beams to image the beam-sensitive material with atomic resolution.
Spark conversation with fun facts about Thanksgiving foods!
Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks – these are some high value products that could be first to market from a new $11 million research consortium led by the University of Adelaide.
Expect a tradeoff between alfalfa yield and quality when fertilizing with potassium
Oat, quinoa, emmer and more to be topic of symposium
Changes in soil microbes, soil salinity to be covered in symposium
Predictive agriculture models can inform farming decisions
Advances in technology allow for baling larger amounts of hay, faster