Aviation policy key to London’s growth

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp WHEN it comes to international trade and inward investment London is indisputably the principal gateway for the UK economy.The fact that the capital made an estimated net contribution of £1.4bn in 2009-10 highlights London’s vital role in driving economic recovery forward.But, as the Mayor pointed out earlier this month, there is a danger that our competitive position could be undermined if transport infrastructure is not rapidly upgraded.In this light, I hope the government’s aviation policy review will be a major step towards resolving capacity issues that could act as a bottleneck to future growth. That is why we are publishing a new report today highlighting the need for urgent action in this area.Access to aviation services is a critical requirement for firms across the City and London as a whole. We must rise to the challenge of increasing demand, with passenger numbers across London’s airports forecast to rise from 140m a year in 2010 to 400m in 2050.Long-term solutions such as the proposed hub airport are welcome, but London and the UK should not stand still for decades until such a project becomes operational.Although technological advances mean that more business can be done remotely, air services remain a major factor for international firms when they decide where to locate.Extra capacity is needed, though it may require unpopular decisions.We understand both the political and environmental issues that surround aviation policy. Wherever new airport capacity is planned there will be objections from those likely to be affected or concerned about the environmental impact. These are important issues but have to be balanced against the economic benefits. We need to plan now and have a Government policy that deals not just with the longer-term future but also with the next few years. Frankly, if left too long the business will have migrated elsewhere to continental Europe.To safeguard our future, we need firms to choose London and the UK in the first place. A sustainable and competitive aviation policy is essential to achieving this.Stuart Fraser is policy chairman at the City of London Corporation Show Comments ▼ Share Aviation policy key to London’s growth by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Sunday 30 January 2011 10:14 pm KCS-content last_img read more

If I put away £20 a day for 10 years into UK growth stocks, here’s how much I could have

first_imgIf I put away £20 a day for 10 years into UK growth stocks, here’s how much I could have Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Although investing is a long-term game, I find it easier to break it down into smaller time frames. It’s great to think about what my returns could be in a decade, but it’s what I do today that’s going to help me keep on track. Investing small amounts on a regular basis into UK growth stocks can help me to continually grow my exposure to the market. The benefits of small-but-regular investingIn my opinion, making regular investments helps in several ways. Firstly, it allows me to blend my buying price on my favourite UK growth stocks. For example, I might put some money into the same stock each month for a year. In this way, I reduce the risk of trying to pick the best time to invest a lump sum in one go.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Secondly, building up my investments slowly reduces the tangible impact of putting money aside. It’s much easier for me to compute putting £20 a day away instead of trying to find £600 at the end of the month. The amount is the same in both cases, but psychologically easier to digest in a smaller increment.On that note, how much would my £20 a day turn into over a sustained period of time? Well let’s say I set aside £20 a day, and look to invest the accumulated amount once a week. This £140 a week I’ll assume could generate me 8% a year from the UK growth stocks I select. If I manage to keep this up for 10 years, I’ll have a pot size of around £110,000.The role of UK growth stocks and compoundingThere are two main reasons why I realistically could have grown my investment portfolio to a six-figure sum in a decade. One is the benefit of frequent compounding. In simple terms, investing regularly allows my money to start increasing in value quicker. The second element is the assumption of an 8% return per year. This comes from projected performance of the UK growth stocks. Personally, I think this is reasonable to achieve when I look at the past performance of companies such as Ocado and JD Sports Fashion. However, I would note this as the key risk to my overall strategy. If my average return decreases by even a few percentage points, my pot at the end of 10 years is impacted significantly.I’d try and reduce this risk by diversifying my investments. My accumulated £20 a day would be invested each week into different growth stocks. As I’m investing each week, it gives me plenty of opportunities to pick different stocks that I have a high conviction on. Over time I can build my holdings to a dozen or more companies. This should help to reduce the risk of my return being severely impacted by one underperformer.Another risk I need to watch out for is needing to sell my investments early. Hopefully putting away small amounts reduces this risk. Yet if I do need cash, I’ll have to sell some stocks. This immediately reduces any potential returns if I’m not invested. The longer this cash isn’t in growth stocks, the lower my overall pot size will be at the end.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Jonathan Smithcenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Ireland notch up fifty against the visiting Canadians

first_imgTuesday Nov 11, 2008 Ireland notch up fifty against the visiting Canadians Declan Kidneys first game in charge of Ireland began in convincing fashion on Saturday as they swept aside Canada with a eight try romp at Thomond Park. The 55-0 final score, in rain-drenched conditions, was a good confidence booster for the Irish ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.It was a nice opportunity for Kidney to broaden the experience of some of his younger players, including exciting 21 year old debutant Keith Earls who crossed in the third minute.The first half romp included two tries for Rob Kearney, who put in another excellent all-round performance, and further scores for Jamie Heaslip and Tommy Bowe.Canada fared okay in the second half, but that was largely due to the weather and the slightly scrappy performance from the home side. Substitutes David Wallace and Alan Quinlan, and then Bowe again, made sure the half-century was completed in the dying minutes.How will this performance prepare Ireland ahead of the meeting with New Zealand in Dublin?“It’s a bit early to tell but I wouldn’t read too much into the scoreline,” Coach Kidney said after the match.“It was a good day with a lot of good things in it. We will enjoy the win. The first half we were okay but there are things we need to look at as we fell away in the third quarter and did not have a lot of intensity.“When the subs came on they brought a bit of enthusiasm and finished it out.“You just play what’s in front of you. We’ll see what we’ve done well but we know we have to add so much more onto it.” PLEASE NOTE: Mediazone have removed this video unfortunately. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Ireland notch up fifty against the visiting Canadians | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Lira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

first_img Houses 2006 “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Santiago, Chile Lira House / Sebastián IrarrazavalSave this projectSaveLira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval Save this picture!+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356/lira-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. The house is organized around three events: Firstly, a patio over street level, secondly, a promenade composed of ramps and staircases that lead from the parking to the roof garden and thirdly, a perimeter wall that defines the domesticated territory of the house. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformIts interior space is characterized by the colonization of elements such as: the oblique pillars which endure the horizontal force of possible earthquakes, the prefabricated skylights which introduce light to the deepest part of the house and the ramps. Those elements altogether create boundaries and tensions within the space. Save this picture!The plan is L shaped with public and private areas in each segment. Save this picture!Regarding the expression of the house, it offers a silent facade to the street, which is no more than the simple echo of the wall that confines the small patio of the sleeping rooms. This elongated patio works as a filter towards the noisy movement of cars that pass tangent to the site. Save this picture!Finally, a variety of mobile elements allow for the integration or segregation of different spaces at will.Project gallerySee allShow less3LHD wins the Zamet Centre competitionArticlesGreenPix: Zero Energy Media Wall /Selected Projects Share Architects: Sebastián Irarrazaval Year Completion year of this architecture project Chile ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356/lira-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard Lira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSebastián IrarrazavalOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoHousesChilePublished on May 06, 2008Cite: “Lira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval” 06 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMePanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Iconic SeriesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelDoorsJansenFire Doors – Janisol 2 EI30 70 mmSlabs / Plates / SheetsMetadecorMetal Facade Blade – MD LamelMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

CRA House / Estudio MMX

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940394/cra-house-estudio-mmx Clipboard ArchDaily Mexico Year:  CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940394/cra-house-estudio-mmx Clipboard Architects: Estudio MMX Area Area of this architecture project CRA House / Estudio MMX “COPY” Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Sharecenter_img City:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. The CRA House is located within a residential country club in Avándaro, Estado de México. The country club, like many others in Mexico, establishes general design criteria and suggests, with emphasis, the use of specific forms and materials. Given the mountain character of the site, the regulation infers the need to preserve the rustic character of the place through architecture. In most cases, regulatory constraints are real challenges that are solved through analysis and design. In this case, the design of the house proves a stylistic hybridization strategy, with the double purpose of giving continuity to the character of the whole, while at the same time articulating, in an alternative way, the different spaces and the program of the house.Save this picture!Instead of being perpendicular to the access, the whole house rotates, looking to obtain the best orientations and the best and widest views towards the golf field. By rotating the limits and the perimeter walls of the house, they establish alternative relations towards the exterior; Instead of an impassable fence, diagonal landscaped spaces are opened, which correct the conventional edge relationship between the land and the house. The same turn, allows articulating the closed and semi-enclosed spaces, always in relation to the open space (both the garden and the golf course)Save this picture!Save this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoOn the upper floor, rooms are arranged around a central space for distribution and collection of solar energy (heat) and, converted into observation platforms, have visual shots towards the different views of the forest. The four spaces contained under the roof and wooden structure, allow accommodating an entire family in each of the rooms, taking advantage of the generous heights, with mezzanines.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo At all times the immediate, mediate and distant landscape were respected; In fact, the house is a homage to the existing landscape and touches the destined plot in the least invasive way possible. The house sets a precedent and an alternative way of complying with regulations, protecting the architectural image of the complex and the natural environment, establishing an intelligent material dialogue with tradition and contemporary times. The construction system values ​​local artisans, craftsmen and methods while creating spaces of international scope. Through observation and thinking, constructions can be achieved that offer different spatial, structural and formal results, through the rational use of material and human resources “as usual”, also achieving a comprehensive spatial, formal and energy performance.Save this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessJCC Lab / Espaço OficinaSelected ProjectsArchitects, not Architecture: Dan Stubbergaard from COBEArchitecture News Share Lead Architects: Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeEstudio MMXOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle De BravoStaircaseOn FacebookMexicoPublished on May 27, 2020Cite: “CRA House / Estudio MMX” [Casa CRA / Estudio MMX] 27 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨西哥风车别墅 / Estudio MMX是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Estudio MMX CRA House / Estudio MMXSave this projectSaveCRA House / Estudio MMX Area:  590 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Rafael Gamo “COPY”last_img read more

Swap Christmas cards for virtual choir, Crisis urges companies

first_imgCrisis will thank participating companies by publicising their support in two double-page adverts in worldwide editions of the Financial Times and on the FT.com website, “reaching a global audience of over 1.5 million”.Simon Haslam, Chief Administrative Officer, Fidelity International, said: “Christmas Card Challenge provides an excellent mechanism for demonstrating our commitment to good corporate citizenship to our customers whilst still conveying our seasonal good wishes through the e-card. It also saves time, is environmentally friendly but most importantly it supports homeless people by developing their skills and employment prospects through the Crisis Open Christmas Project.” Swap Christmas cards for virtual choir, Crisis urges companies  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National homelessness charity Crisis is urging companies to swap the traditional corporate Christmas card for a tailor-made video e-card of homeless choristers.All of the parcipating singers are homeless people who will be spending the festive period at Crisis Open Christmas. Companies can request a choir of three (for a donation of £3,000) to sing ‘Jingle Bells’, a chamber choir of five (for £15,000) to perform ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’, or a full choir of about fifteen (for £25,000) to perform ‘The Twelve days of Christmas’.The charity is hoping to raise £1 million from its Christmas Card Challenge. Last year 114 companies donated their Christmas card budget to Crisis “preventing over 150,000 Christmas cards ending up in the bin, saving over 50 trees and helping to raise over £800,000”, according to the charity. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 12 September 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

DuPont Advances Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol with Iowa Biorefinery

first_img DuPont Advances Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol with Iowa Biorefinery For many corn growers, residue management is a major challenge when maximizing their potential grain yield.  Leftover corn stover interferes with planting, delays stand establishment, monopolizes nitrogen in the soil and often harbors damaging insect, pests and pathogens.  Some stover from the corn crop is left on the field to protect the soil from erosion. “Many of us who have participated in the stover harvest program with DuPont are already seeing benefits of this alternative residue management strategy including positive effects on grain yields the following year on our fields,” said Jim Hill, a corn grower whose stover will be used to supply DuPont’s biorefinery.  “We’re excited to work with DuPont to supply stover to this new biorefinery, partner to discover new markets for our products and co-products and develop new crop production techniques based on the opportunity to manage residues thru partial stover removal.”DuPont will further adapt its cellulosic ethanol technology to additional feedstocks.  It is already processing switchgrass in the testing facility it owns jointly with the University of Tennessee near Knoxville, Tenn. The use of advanced biofuels can result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions.  An International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant, peer reviewed life cycle assessment of the DuPont biorefinery and supply chain indicates a potential greater than 100 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline.  This significant greenhouse gas reduction is enabled by use of cellulosic co-products as a source of renewable energy.  The DuPont biorefinery co-product is a material that can displace coal in facilities currently burning this fossil fuel.Regional businesses and academic institutions have already indicated interest in exploring the potential use of the renewable co-products to replace portions of their coal fired operations.“We are excited to explore the various synergies between Lincolnway and DuPont that bring value to both companies.  One area is the possibility of using DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol co-product to replace our coal usage,” said Lincolnway Energy Chairman Jeff Taylor.  “We strive to continually improve our operations and environmental impact.  Replacing our fossil fuels with this renewable cellulosic ethanol co-product to generate heat and power makes great sense.  It is generated right next door, would reduce our coal usage and the transportation costs of shipping coal cars almost a thousand miles.” Collins was joined by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to celebrate the official beginning of construction on the facility at a ceremony held at the construction site adjacent to grain ethanol facility Lincolnway Energy. “During my previous terms as governor, we were excited to bring ethanol production to the state.  After many hard years of work by Iowa growers and technology companies like DuPont, Iowa now leads the country in renewable fuel production,” said Governor Branstad.  This site in Nevada is the next critical step in our cellulosic ethanol journey.  We look forward to bringing these advanced technologies online, creating local jobs and helping to deliver clean, sustainable energy.” Agricultural Impact Facebook Twitter To supply the corn stover for its plant, DuPont will contract with more than 500 local farmers to gather, store and deliver over 375,000 dry tons of stover per year into the Nevada facility.  In addition to the estimated 60 full-time plant operations jobs, there will be over 150 individuals involved in the collection, stacking, transportation and storage of the stover feedstock seasonally during each harvest.  The stover will be collected from an approximate 30 mile radius around the new facility and harvested off of 190,000 acres. Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img SHARE Environmental Impact Home Energy DuPont Advances Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol with Iowa Biorefinery DuPont  came one step closer to commercializing advanced biofuels by breaking ground on its cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa.  Expectd to be completed in mid-2014, this more than $200 million facility will be among the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefinerie in the world.  This new facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of cellulosic biofuel produced from corn stover residues, a non-food feedstock that consists of corn stalks and leaves.  This is more capacity than original estimates called for as data derived from our piloting facility in Tennessee has allowed DuPont to further optimize our process and technology.  This first commercial facility will require a capital investment of about $7 per gallon of annual capacity.  “Nearly a decade ago, DuPont set out to develop innovative technology that would result in low capital and low-cost cellulosic ethanol production.  We recognized that science-powered innovation was the catalyst to make cellulosic ethanol a commercial reality and to help reduce global dependence on fossil fuels,” said James C. Collins, president, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “By leveraging DuPont Pioneer corn production expertise and designing an integrated technology platform, we’ve built an affordable and sustainable entry point into this new industry.  We’re committed to continued productivity gains to drive costs down even further for the coming generations of plants, ones based on corn stover as well as other feedstocks,” Collins continued.  “And we didn’t get to this point alone.  We’ve built an incredible partnership with the state of Iowa, Iowa State University, entrepreneurial growers and a whole host of partners around the country who share our vision of making renewable fuels a commercial reality.” By Gary Truitt – Dec 3, 2012 Source: Dupont Previous articleSeed Consultants Winter Agronomy Meetings AnnouncedNext articleProperty Tax Fix For Farmland Looks Certain Gary Truittlast_img read more

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Spasojevic named WJCAC Player of the Week

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El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

first_img FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2019 file photo, Emma Coronel Aispuro, center, leaves a Brooklyn federal court in New York after attending the trial of her husband Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity — until her husband went to prison for life. Twitter Previous articleSmith’s 3 beats buzzer, SE Louisiana tops Texas A&M-CC 78-75Next articleEpiEndo Pharmaceuticals Appoints Maria Bech as New Chief Executive Officer to Support Move into Clinical Development Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrestcenter_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsWorld News Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Previous: Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Next: Five Minutes With: Brian Grow, President, Morningstar Credit Ratings The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply April 13, 2018 2,230 Views Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices inventory shortages low-income housing middle-income housing Rent prices Single Family Rental Much of the discussion about housing trends of late has focused on the highs and lows. On the upper end of things, home prices are booming and not likely to come down soon. Unfortunately, that trend, combined with nationwide housing inventory shortages and increasing rent prices, has made things difficult for lower-income consumers. But what about the housing requirements of those who fall between those two extremes? A new California bill is designed to address the needs of the “missing middle.”California is home to some of the priciest markets in the country, so living in the state as a middle- or lower-income worker can often mean commuting a long way because home prices near your job are unaffordable. First introduced in February 2018 by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Assembly Bill 3152 would grant property tax exemptions to nonprofit housing developers who rent homes in high-cost areas to middle-income renters at a discount. The property tax discount is similar to one that already applies to lower-income rental housing.Assemblyman Chiu told the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “During the housing crisis, middle-income Californians are in a very tough spot. They don’t qualify for low-income affordable housing, but also can’t afford market rents.”According to the June 2016 California Apartment List Rent Report, California rental prices have been trending well above the national average since around May 2015. Nor is it just a California problem. A November 2017 Apartment List study reported that nearly half of U.S. renters are “cost burdened,” spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent. When you factor in the massive student debt many Americans are carrying, the path to homeownership becomes elusive. That begs the question—if there simply isn’t enough rental stock to accommodate demand, where does that leave the middle-income consumer who isn’t ready to purchase a home, or simply doesn’t desire to?“It’s encouraging to see the California legislature focusing on tax credits intended to help the middle-income renter and not just homeowners,” Beth O’Brien, CEO of CoreVest Finance, told DS News. “It’s a clear recognition on how important this segment of the housing stock is to the workforce.  Over time I’d like to see programs like this geared towards a broader group of market participants so that it can have a greater impact on housing investment, but this is a good start.”Will bills such as California’s Assembly Bill 3152 help ease the pain? Only time will tell. About Author: David Wharton Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Home / Daily Dose / Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Affordability Home Prices inventory shortages low-income housing middle-income housing Rent prices Single Family Rental 2018-04-13 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more