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Sulzer Acquired Independent Service Provider in Morocco
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On July 28, 2015, Sulzer acquired the business of Expert International Pompe Service (EIPS) located in Casablanca, Morocco. Through this acquisition, Sulzer expands its footprint in North Africa. EIPS achieved revenues just below CHF one million in 2014. The integration of the company will start immediately. Expert International Pompe Service (EIPS) was founded in 2011 and offers ...

Making the new silicon
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Original story at MIT News An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon. In 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) dedicated approximately half of a $140 million research institute for power electronics to GaN research, citing its potential to reduce worldwide energy consumption. Now ...

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
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Parties to the Montreal Protocol, the world's most-successful environmental treaty, moved closer to finalizing a mandate for a contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the treaty during their thirty-sixth Open-ended Working Group meeting (OEWG 36) held from 20 to 24 July in Paris, France. HFCs are man-made fluorinated chemicals that do not deplete the ...

Satellites can help preserve Earth`s biodiversity
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To help preserve the biodiversity of our planet, ecologists should make more use of remote sensing and apply the knowledge of aerospace agencies like NASA and ESA. This according to an international group of remote sensing specialists in an article published today in Nature. 'This is extremely feasible given that more and more satellite images are being made available as open data,' says one of ...

Algae as a source of energy: the price is (still) too high
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As part of the EnAlgae project, Wageningen UR has devised bio-economic models for calculating the cost price of micro-algae under various conditions. In addition, downstream process models have been developed for the manufacture of diesel, ethanol and methane on the basis of algae. A study conducted using these new models gives an idea of the economic feasibility of algae as a source of energy, ...

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