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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV) announced today that after a multi-year process, its CPV St. Charles Energy Center has been chosen by the Maryland Public Service Commission to be built as part of the state initiative to upgrade its energy infrastructure for the 21st century. CPV St. Charles Energy Center is a shovel-ready, highly-efficient, combined-cycle clean natural gas-powered electric generating facility proposed for Charles County, Maryland. The project location was specifically selected by CPV to address Maryland's generation, transmission and environmental challenges. In commenting on the outcome, CPV CEO Doug Egan, whose company's international headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Maryland commended the PSC saying, "This has been an ambitious planning process undertaken by the Commission sinc... (more)

GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool, Version 2.0 Released

Noblis is pleased to report that its client, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), has released the second version of its popular GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool). Noblis has been the prime contractor conducting development of the SFTool since its inception. Initially launched in 2011, has expanded into an immersive online environment that encourages exploration of sustainable building principles, materials, and systems to aid decision making. SF Mobile, available on IOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms, provides mobile access to hundreds of SFTool users. The Green Products Compilation (GPC), led by GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), provides green procurement support and drives over 5,000 unique users to every month. In June, visits to originated from 61 countries and SF Mobile recorded its 1400th download. ... (more)

Sustainability Pays for Bank Shareholders

LONDON, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Join 21,500 shareholders throughout Europe and help influence banking's new future Transaction-fee free investing until 2 November 2012 Invest in Triodos Bank with as little as one share at £58.62 (€74) per share Average return of 4.4%* over last five years People are being offered the chance to join 21,500 other shareholders across Europe in helping shape a more sustainable future for banking and take a stake (depository receipt) in Triodos Bank, Europe's leading ethical and sustainable bank. For as little as £58.62 per share, depository receipts can be bought transaction fee-free until 2 November 2012. The minimum investment is one depository receipt at the current share price of £58.62 or €74. Over the past five years investors have seen a steady, average return of 4.4%.* Over the same period, the share price of mainstre... (more)

Edison Awards Announces 2013 Finalists

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- The Edison Awards, celebrating its 26th year of honoring innovators and innovation, has announced its finalists for the internationally renowned 2013 Edison Awards. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized game changing new products and services. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. "The Edison Awards provides a robust platform for honoring the best in innovation, and encourages today's development teams, researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs to dream big. We're inspired by our 2013 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent," says Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (18... (more)

BioNitrogen Corporation Begins Collection of Woody Biomass for Hardee County Plant

DORAL, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 -- BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that it has begun collection of woody biomass from phosphate mining and non-mining lands to use for urea fertilizer production. The collected biomass, which would have otherwise been burned or buried, will supply BioNitrogen's first plant in Hardee County, FL. The excess biomass, in the interim pre-construction period, may also be processed and sold as wood chips to the international marketplace in order to generate revenues. In 2013, BioNitrogen expects to receive at least 30,000 tons of biomass from mining and other sources every two months at the Hardee County plant site. "It's important that we demonstrate our ability to ma... (more)

Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce Welcomes SolarCure

WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/13 -- Raymond Saluccio, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SolarCure,, and Karen Barnes, President of the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce, (WMCC),, announced a campaign to advance and foster the sustainability of Veteran's interests and renewable energy within the Woodbridge business community. SolarCure, a "cause marketing" company headquartered in Woodbridge Township, is joining WMCC in concert with its plan to install a solar panel array on the premises of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 6061, located in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township. Community businesses will be engaged to support Post 6061 through the SolarCure "Adopt a Solar Panel" program. Mr. Saluccio noted that the SolarCure "Adopt a Solar Panel" program enhances on-line "brand reputation" ... (more)

A Scientific Approach to the Bio-functional Factors of Baijiu (Chinese Liquor)

WUXI, China, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2013, "Liquor-making Science & Technology", one of the most famous core periodicals in the liquor-making industry, published its latest authoritative academic report "A Scientific Approach to Bio-functional Factors of Baijiu (Chinese Liquor)". In the report, it elaborates on the special bio-functional factors and their functions within Chinese Liquor, and compares Chinese liquor with wine. The data indicates that there are more health functional components in Chinese liquor than in wine: By Yan Xu, Wenlai Fan, Xiangyang Ge Centre for Brewing Science & Enzyme Technology Research, Brewing Microbiology and Applied Enzymology Lab State Key Laboratory of Food Science & Technology, Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education Synergetic Innovation Center of Food Safety and Nutrition, School of B... (more)

Minister Ambrose Addresses the Economic Club of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- Health Canada Today, Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, addressed the Economic Club of Canada to highlight the Government of Canada's work to harness the tremendous potential of innovation to improve the quality and fiscal sustainability of Canada`s health system. Minister Ambrose underscored the importance of innovation and health partnerships to help improve the future financial sustainability and quality of healthcare for Canadians and announced the creation of a wise person's panel to examine innovation in healthcare. Healthcare innovation can play a critical role in helping achieve greater efficiency in the publicly funded healthcare system and better outcomes for patients. Quick Facts -- The Government of Canada has increased health transfers to the provinces and territories to unprecedented levels. This funding wil... (more)

Flashback: Investing in 'Professional Open Source' - Exclusive 2004 Interview with David Skok, Matrix Partners

April: Exclusive Interview with Dale Fuller This past February David Skok's new VC firm - Matrix Partners - orchestrated, with Accel, a $10 million investment in JBoss, Inc. This first round of funding in an open source company was a bold play, but then David Skok, famous in the Java arena as the founder of SilverStream Software - acquired by Novell in 2002 - is no stranger to bold moves. The first question then, naturally enough, is to ask Skok whether this investment is somehow a contradiction, or whether there is indeed money to be made from open source? "We think that there's definitely money to be made," Skok says without hesitation. "Red Hat's a clear example," he adds. "They're now profitable on around a $100m annual revenue run-rate. And we're still in the early days of the open source movement."   Curious about the business model he sees underlying OSS, I ... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with Jeff Haynie, Co-Founder & CEO, Appcelerator

"Companies have invested a significant amount of money in SOA – and continue to do so," says Jeff Haynie, Co-Founder & CEO of Appcelerator, in this exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's AJAX & RIA Journal in the run-up to Appcelerator's session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, California (October 20-22, 2008). "One of the keys to unlocking the full return on investment in SOA is the ability to build service-oriented UIs (SOUIs) – clients designed to consume services, regardless of language or platform," Haynie continues. "We believe Appcelerator's approach truly zeros in on the need for a clean separation of the application from services in an agile development model," he adds. Read the interiew in full below... About Jeff Haynie Jeff Haynie is co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator, an open source software company that develops products and services... (more)

AJAXWorld Major Sponsorship Opportunities Sold-Out!

SYS-CON Events announced today that AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West main sponsorship opportunities are now sold-out! The limited number of expo and event sponsorship opportunities that are still available are expected to be sold out soon. The new sponsors who joined the conference this week, and are not yet listed on the conference Website, will also be announced later in the week. The charter sponsors of the most significant Rich Internet Applications event of the year include: Laszlo Systems [Diamond Sponsor]: Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next-generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive suppo... (more)