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2010-05-20 11:17:52

Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS' Energy & Fuels, a bi-monthly journal. Sludge is the solid material left behind from the treatment of sewage at wastewater treatment plants. David M. Kargbo points out in the article that demand for biodiesel has led to the search for cost-effective biodiesel feedstocks, or raw...

2010-05-17 17:27:00

Michigan utility pressed to reduce risk to investors in wake of Tennessee disaster JACKSON, Mich., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CMS Energy, whose coal ash landfill at the Karn-Weadock plant has contaminated groundwater and is leaking heavy metals into Saginaw Bay, faces a shareholder proposal this week asking the company to come clean on its efforts to reduce the environmental and health hazards of coal ash. The proposal, to be presented Thursday at CMS's annual shareholder meeting in...

2010-05-10 05:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACT Clean Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ACLH) (www.actcleantech.com) released the specifications of the Company's environmentally safe, EPA approved solution for their patented fluids designed to not only effectively remove oil sludge from water and ship's hulls, but also to increase oil production from existing wells that have experienced production declines over time. Russell Kidder, CEO of ACT, explained the Company's core product, "Our...

2010-03-07 23:01:00

BOSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC BioTec, a global leader in biological waste to energy technologies, announced it was selected as a 2010 GoingGreen Top 50 Winner by AlwaysOn. This award signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. PMC BioTec was specially chosen by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation,...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

DALIAN, China, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CIWT) ("China Industrial Waste Management" or the "Company"), a leading environmental services and solutions provider in China, today announced that its 52%-owned subsidiary, Dongtai Organic Waste Treatment Co., Ltd. ("Dongtai Organic"), received its first payment of RMB 1.27 million (approximately $185,000) for processing municipal sludge in Dalian City. Dongtai Organic has a...

2010-02-11 08:41:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoSpi Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ISPI) announced today that InfoSpi and IBS plans to open a 50 ton a month demonstration plant that will allow sludge and sewer conversion into bio-crude (bio-oil) via a sub and/or supercritical process. The demonstration plant will be opening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will give local municipalities in the USA the ability to view a revolutionary solution that will solve one of their most urgent...

2010-01-26 14:15:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoSpi Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ISPI) an emerging company in the Environmental Technologies Sector, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the business and intellectual property of Integral Bioenergies Systems, SL (IBS). IBS (www.ibsenergies.eu) has developed and protected a proprietary technology process that allows the treatment of biomass/sludge obtained at sewage-treatment plants. The...

2010-01-04 08:00:00

DALIAN, China, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CIWT) ("China Industrial Waste Management" or the "Company"), a leading environmental services and solutions provider in China, announced today that its Dalian Sludge Treatment Facility was featured on the China Central Television (CCTV) English Channel on December 20, 2009. The CCTV story covered how the clean coastal city of Dalian is helping fulfill the PRC government's pledge...

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2009-12-16 12:55:00

In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants "” their main gateway into the environment. Their study was published in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Helen Jarvie from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and colleagues note that experts predict large increases in the...

2009-10-22 08:10:00

DALIAN, China, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- RINO International Corp. (Nasdaq: RINO), a leading producer of proprietary and patented wastewater treatment, desulphurization equipment, and high temperature anti-oxidation systems for iron and steel manufacturers in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that on October 20, 2009 it entered into a contract valued at $18.4 million with the government of Dalian Development District, located on the southern tip of the...


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