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Study finds high sodium bicarbonate concentrations in water from coal-bed natural gas production harms aquatic life; water treatment can mitigate effects

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Produced water from coal-bed natural gas (CBNG) production may contain sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO 3 ) at concentrations that can harm aquatic life, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Bureau of Land Management and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems and to address fundamental questions about the brain. Research at the nexus of food, energy and water. Montana State University.

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Biomass-to-Gasoline Company Considering Additional Plant in Montana

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a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing a biomass-to-gasoline production process, will pursue an additional production facility to be possibly located in northwest Montana. Don Sigler, Chief Financial Officer and resident of Whitefish, Montana. CORE BioFuel Inc., Earlier post.).

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New USGS oil and gas assessment for Bakken and Three Forks formations boosts estimates of recoverable oil two-fold, natural gas three-fold

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released an updated oil and gas resource assessment for the Bakken Formation and a new assessment for the Three Forks Formation in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, resulting in a two-fold increase in the estimated technically recoverable oil, and a three-fold increase in estimated natural gas.

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BuG ReMeDEE project seeks to use extremophile bacteria to convert methane to biofuels, biopolymers and electricity

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Establish a consortium for sustained collaborations among university partners in South Dakota, Montana, and Oklahoma in the field of methane regulation in extreme environments. Among the highlights were the oxidation of mixed methane gas to liquid biofuel by Methyloferula sp , an obligately methanotrophic bacterium.

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PHEV's and Water Consumption

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However, this story on water consumption seems to be more than just natural clever shaping, it seems seriously wrong. Water Supply, Researcher Says By Jennifer Bogo Popular Mechanics March 7, 2008 "A 30-mile commute in a gasoline-powered car would require the withdrawal of 18.9 Here is the story and the claims.

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DOE awards $97M to 33 bioenergy research and development projects

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Gas Technology Institute. Montana State University. Conversion of 2,3-Butanediol to Biojet Fuel: Scale-up and Technoeconomic Analysis of Energy-Efficient Separations and Fermentative Diol Production. Topic 2: Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy. AMP Robotics. Artificial Neural Network for MSW Characterization. 1,999,051.

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