A news round-up of global hot topics
- Malaysia plans green palm oil certification scheme: report – Reuters: Malaysia, the word’s No.2 palm oil producer, will come up with a certification scheme to ensure the tropical oil is grown without clearing forests and destroying wildlife, a newspaper reported on Monday… (more)
- Data centers are not the energy hogs anticipated – GigaOm/Earth2Tech:Thanks to the recession and energy efficiency technology, data centers consumed less electricity than expected between 2005 and 2010, according to a report by researcher Jonathan Koomey… (more)
- BCAP project targets hybrid poplar for ZeaChem – Ethanol Producer Magazine: The latest round of Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas announced by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 26 includes a 7,000-acre hybrid poplar project in Boardman, Ore., designed to service ZeaChem Inc.’s nearby biochemical and cellulosic ethanol facility. ZeaChem is currently constructing a 250,000 gallon per year demonstration-scale facility in Boardman… (more)
- AMD and the Solar-Powered Data Center – Greentech Media: First we had distributed computing. Then we had distributed power generation. AMD now wants to cross-breed these concepts in the hope of producing a fossil-free, distributed data center… (more)
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