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20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Mar. 12, 2015)

The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2015 organized by ICM AG will take place from September 23 - 25, 2015 at the Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland. ICBR is the event, which is worldwide recognized as the top conference in battery recycling technologies and marketing, where scientists, ...

Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

by Marketwire  (Jan. 13, 2012)

California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering ...

Innovative, Lower Cost Sensors and Controls Yield Better Energy Efficiency

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Regulating comfort in small commercial buildings could become more efficient and less expensive thanks to an innovative low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. ...

Oxford Instruments introduces X-MET8000CG, for regulatory compliance screening of consumer goods – a lightweight, flexible handheld XRF analyser

by Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis  (Mar. 9, 2015)

Manufacturers, importers and retailers of consumer goods and components are set to benefit from the release of a lightweight, handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser, optimised for regulatory compliance screening of raw materials, components and finished goods. The X-MET8000CG from Oxford Instruments provides rapid, reliable materials testing ...

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

by Quantitech Ltd  (Mar. 12, 2015)

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and ...

MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

by European Parliament  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I ...

Recycling Solutions for our customer

by SAPHYMO  (Mar. 26, 2015)

In order to fulfill our obligations, SAPHYMO has joined Recyclum and is now contributing in financing its collection and recycling organization, which has been agreed for professional waste electrical equipment (DEEE Pro). Through this voluntary commitment the customers of SAPHYMO can benefit from easy solutions, free of charge, to recycle the ...

NREL Tool Finds Effective Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Configurations

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Mar. 9, 2015)

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. The ...

EPA Proposes Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements on Nanoscale Materials in the Marketplace

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 25, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing one-time reporting and recordkeeping requirements on nanoscale chemical substances in the marketplace. “Nanotechnology holds great promise for improving products, from TVs and vehicles to batteries and solar panels,” said Jim Jones, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for ...

SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

by SolarCity Corporation  (Mar. 16, 2015)

SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any ...

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