Business & Economics
Researchers from the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation examined the economic and environmental costs of the Renewable Fuels Standard mandates through 2030, including the impact on water quality in the Mississippi River basin and Gulf of Mexico. Models showed maintaining the corn ethanol mandate will lead to substantial social and environmental costs because it incentivizes expanded corn production. But the cellulosic ethanol mandate can provide an overall benefit with the right performance-based policies.
- Environmental Research Letters
- , , Office of Biological and Environmental Research; NSF Long-term Ecological Research Program; NSF FSML
People up to age 40 living in economically depressed municipalities in the Greater Santiago, Chile, metropolitan area were three times more likely to die as a result of the infection than their counterparts in wealthier areas, researchers report in the journal Science.
With an output of around ten megawatts, today's wind turbines on the open sea have enormous dimensions. To ensure that these can withstand storms, waves and aggressive saltwater over many years and still be produced economically, materials researchers at Saarland University and mechanical engineers at RWTH Aachen University want to work together with steel specialist Dillinger and other companies to develop new, customized steel grades.
- The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy is funding the joint project with EUR 1.2 million as part of the "Innovations for the energy transition" energy research program.
Oncotarget has been selected for the 2021 Best of Orchard Park Award in the Publisher category by the Orchard Park Award Program.
University of Houston researchers identify messaging formula for businesses to more effectively persuade customers to adopt eco-friendly behavior.
- Psychology and Marketing
By translating the pattern of interconnections between nature's food chains to industrial networks, researchers at Texas A&M University have delineated guidelines for setting up successful industrial communities. The researchers said this guidance can facilitate economic growth, lower emissions and reduce waste while simultaneously ensure that partnering industries can recover from unexpected disturbances.