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Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 9:23am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Vattenfall charges Stockholm’s new plug-in hybrid buses

Starting this autumn, eight plug-in hybrid buses will run in the scheduled bus services in central Stockholm for two years. Vattenfall is in charge of the project to install charging stations at the terminuses. The field test is included in the EU project ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System) which is primarily aimed at testing and assessing how electrically-powered bus traffic in urban areas can...

Posted on Aug 7 2014 - 7:21am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Shanks Netherlands Shared Service Centre reaches operational milestone

Shanks’ new Shared Service Centre (‘SSC’) in the Netherlands has achieved a key milestone as all regions in the Solid Waste Netherlands business have now transferred their administrative services to it on schedule.   Based at the company’s office in Amersfoort, all regions have now transitioned their back office functions to the SSC, with all financial transactions except for customer...

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 1:47pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire is looking forward to an annual reduction in energy costs

RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire is looking forward to an annual reduction in energy costs of £25,000 after installing an energy management system from Vickers Energy to optimise heating in two of the three hangars used to house the museum’s collection of 70 aircraft. The new contract follows the successful implementation of a Vickers Energy management system to regulate the heating in its largest hangar,...

Posted on Jul 15 2014 - 11:54am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Canon moves up in Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranking

Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has risen to 26 place on the latest Interbrand Best Global Green Brands list, up from 30 place in 2013. The Interbrand report highlights Canon’s implementation of sustainable practices in 2012, including reducing CO2 emissions over entire product life cycles by nearly three times the company’s target, and collecting 310,000 tons of used toner cartridges...

Posted on Jul 14 2014 - 8:21am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Siemens supplies environmentally friendly drive and power generation system for UASC container ships

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is equipping 17 container ships owned by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) with an environmentally friendly drive and power generation system (Siship SGM) under contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries, the largest shipyard in the world. Using a waste heat recovery system (WHRS), exhaust gas from the propulsion main engine is utilized to produce additional...

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 5:30pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Delta Electronics’ Latest Energy-efficient Solutions Enable NCTU to Win an “Energy Efficiency Award” at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions headquartered in Taiwan, today announced its latest high efficiency solutions enabled the “Orchid House”, built by the Unicode team from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), to win the 3rd place “Energy Efficiency Award” at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 held at the Chateau de Versailles,...

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 5:12pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on GEI Global Energy Corp. Announces Partnership for Italy Fuel Cell Deployment

GEI Global Energy Corp. a fuel cell electric power generation company, announced the JV partnership execution with the Italian firm Associazione Italiana per lo Sviluppo Economico (AISVEC) to leverage the expanding global natural gas supply infrastructure to deploy its fuel efficient electric power generation devices within Italy and Europe. “The GEI goal is to remove the fuel infrastructure as a...

Posted on Jul 11 2014 - 9:50pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed

An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. “However, the biotechnology sector faces both challenges and opportunities that...

Posted on Jul 4 2014 - 6:18pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Nova Scotia Energy Minister sees first hand Siemens innovative tidal technology

Nova Scotia Energy Minister sees first hand Siemens innovative tidal technology Nova Scotia’s Minister of Energy and Minister of Communications, Andrew Younger today visited Siemens’ SeaGen tidal energy turbine at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is pushing ahead with even more ambitious innovation in Canada with the SeaGen-F floating turbine, which forms a backdrop to today’s visit. SeaGen was the first commercial scale tidal turbine and has been operation since 2008 generating clean...

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 6:56am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on GE’s Water Business to Acquire UK-Based Monsal; Expands Wastewater Offering and Provides Capabilities to Generate Renewable Energy from Biosolids and Biowaste

GE announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE will be able to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value...