Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

The EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could. On 24 February MEPs approved draft legislation to tackle the imbalances of supply and ...


Energy & Renewables

Clean Energy Africa Finance Guide

Clean Energy Africa Finance Guide

RMB powers up $1.2-billion worth of renewable energy for a brighter future At RMB we believe that good business creates a better world, which is why we are proud to put our expertise and resources behind the funding of renewable energy ...


Environmental Management

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, ...


Health & Safety

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, safety regulations at many nuclear plants have been considerably tightened, this has led to an increased demand for fire fighting pump systems. These systems must comply with extremely ...


Monitoring & Testing

Functional analysis of the Myceliophthora thermophila CI xylanase machinery

Functional analysis of the Myceliophthora thermophila CI xylanase machinery

Introduction Xylan is, after cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer in the plant kingdom. Its chemical composition and structure is complex and there is large variation between different plant species. Therefore enzymatic degradation or ...


Soil & Groundwater

Why can’t I control the pH of my aquifer? - pH and Acidity are not the same

Why can’t I control the pH of my aquifer? - pH and Acidity are not the same

Acidity is the amount of base required to neutralize acids present in a water sample. This is important because it determines the amount of buffer required to adjust aquifer pH. Since acids can disassociate to different extents, two ...


Waste & Recycling

Sustainable thinking leads to money in our back pockets

Sustainable thinking leads to money in our back pockets

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published a new report this month, which focused on the revenue-generating potential of resource efficiency. Resource Management – a catalyst for growth and productivity ...


Water & Wastewater

Scalewatcher Success Saves San Antonio Housing Agency the Cost of Replacing Boilers Every Six Months

Scalewatcher Success Saves San Antonio Housing Agency the Cost of Replacing Boilers Every Six Months

San Antonio Housing Agency (SAHA) is saving thousands of dollars a year at its Woodhill Apartments on expensive maintenance and replacement boilers every six to nine months following the installation of the patented, award-winning ...


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