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2014-04-09 12:20:26

Aluminum Offers Smallest Total Carbon Footprint Among Competing Materials DETROIT, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of aluminum in new vehicles to boost fuel economy offers the smallest total carbon footprint among competing materials, according to a peer-reviewed Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) report presented today at the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Researcher Sujit Das, a widely respected expert on product life cycle assessments for the United States...

2014-04-02 08:24:21

SheerWind's industry-changing INVELOX to be designed, manufactured, and commissioned at DUBAL. MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SheerWind, Inc., is pleased to announce a pilot project to be commissioned at Dubai Aluminium PJSC ("DUBAL"), which operates one of the world's largest aluminum smelting facilities and has a power generating capacity of nearly 2400 MW. SheerWind's relationship with DUBAL will begin with a 250 kW INVELOX wind power generation pilot project. DUBAL's interest...

2014-03-27 23:31:37

Sterling Planet to supply nearly 25 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to participating schools. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail renewable energy provider, announced today that 28 schools have become charter members of the Green Schools Purchasing Consortium, an initiative of the Green Schools Alliance (GSA), and have agreed to purchase an aggregated total of nearly 25 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy for 2014. According...

2014-03-26 08:23:43

DUBLIN, Mar. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k856md/activated_carbon ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Activated Carbon Market For Liquid Phase And Gas Phase Applications" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The implementation of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and National Primary Drinking Water Regulations issued by the US...

2014-03-03 04:22:01

SHANTOU City, China, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently the well-known domestic hotel amenities company New Oriental Hotel Amenities Co., Ltd. ("New Oriental") obtained the Intertek Green Leaf Mark issued by the world's leading provider of quality and safety solutions, Intertek Group (" Intertek"), and became the first company that received Intertek's carbon footprint assessment on hotel amenities in China. Environmental issues have been a worldwide focus of attention. With...

2014-02-25 12:23:19

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, was honored today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of its Climate Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change. Presented by the EPA, in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), the Third...

What Good are Footprints?
2014-02-18 12:07:02

Kevin Dennehy - Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies The notion of environmental “footprinting” as a way to represent the impact of human activity on the planet’s environment has become a veritable industry over the last two decades. Since the concept first gained popularity in the 1990s — when it was introduced by researchers William E. Rees and Mathis Wackernagel — footprinting has been used to explain a range of complicated phenomena as a single...

2014-02-12 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a third-party peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), published today -- "Greenhouse Gas and Energy Life Cycle Assessment of Pine Chemicals Derived from Crude Tall Oil and Their Substitutes" -- found that diverting Crude Tall Oil (CTO) into biofuel production in Europe will not have a significant effect in either reducing carbon emissions nor fossil fuel consumption. CTO is a sustainable raw material that has been used in biorefining to...

2014-02-06 12:23:51

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JustGreen, a subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) has announced that the City of Joliet, Illinois, has purchased green power to help offset its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) will be used to help offset the city's electricity use for the next three years totaling approximately 167 million kWh which is equivalent to planting 3 million trees and taking 25,000 vehicles off the roads. (Logo:...

U Delaware Team Turns Greenhouse Gases Into Useful Chemicals
2014-01-31 12:25:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Delaware researchers have found a way to convert greenhouse gases into useful chemicals. Researchers developed a selective catalyst that is able to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. “Converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals in a selective and efficient way remains a major challenge in renewable and sustainable energy research,” Feng Jiao, assistant...


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