Carbon Dioxide Storage Articles

  • More room for luxury - Case Study

    Fashionable Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris hotel saw an instant cost reduction of 80% on waste disposal. The simple solution was to install a baler, which earned its keep in less than three months. Red carpets, polished doorknobs, and hall porters ready to hold the door and carry your luggage. This is everyday life at a luxury hotel. Less glamorous are the many tons of waste to dispose of every ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand ...


    By Ensia

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. The white block, rock solid and surprisingly lightweight, was a new alternative to cement, the glue that holds ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • 20,000 obsolete Cordant Security uniforms sustainably converted into Refuse Derived Fuel

    Client: Cordant Security Location: UK Date: November 2014 Sector: FM About the Project Cordant Security is a specialist provider of security solutions, working with a national client base of high profile blue chip organisations with complex risk profiles, delivering a comprehensive and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • Environmental impact of refillable vs. non–refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway

    This research compares the environmental impact, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, of using refillable polyethylene terephthalate (REF–PET) and non–refillable polyethylene terephthalate (NR–PET) bottles in the Norwegian soft drink and carbonated water market. A Microsoft Excel spread sheet was developed in close cooperation with Coca–Cola, Mack, Telemark Springwater, and three of the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Energy-Still a Grey Area for Many

    When homes and business are thinking about where their electricity is generated, pig poo, tomatoes and skip waste are probably not the first things that spring to mind for most, but all three are being used to generate power across the country. Sustainable energy provider, green energy uk, investigates green energy sources and explains how easy it is ...


  • Sustainability in a competitive world - A new carbon order emerges

    A growing global presence, a rising political power, a burgeoning consumer market are all terms associated with China. But, 'a voice for sustainability'? This doesn't tally with most people's perceptions of the country, which emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together - up by over 170% since 2000[i] - and has recently been in the spotlight for not declaring its airline's carbon emissions. ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • AGE assessment of interactions between climate change policy instruments and pre-existing taxes: the case of Ireland

    We introduce a computable general equilibrium model for Ireland to investigate the impact of climate policy on the Irish economy, taking special notice of interactions with the existing tax structure. To this end, we extend the model with a detailed representation of the tax system using separate tax data on all transactions, both intermediate and final demand. We simulate the implementation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NHS managers urged to meet carbon reduction targets

    New plan on sustainable health sets out the steps that NHS managers must follow to cut carbon emissions. NHS Managers in the UK will be handed a number of measures they need to take to meet the government's carbon reduction targets, which involves cuttings its carbon emissions by 10% by 2015. This is part of the new “Vision for Sustainable Health: A Route map” to be set out today. ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Product carbon footprinting: improving environmental performance and manufacturing efficiency

    Product carbon footprinting is based on life cycle assessment (LCA), which is a method of analysis that seeks to quantify the environmental and human-health impacts associated with products and services. LCAs have been used successfully to characterize a number of environmental and social impacts, examples of which include global warming, ecosystem health, and resource depletion. The LCA ...

  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage scenarios: a case study of the East Midlands and Yorkshire (UK)

    This paper uses quantitative electricity supply scenarios to explore the potential for CO2 storage at locations in the Southern North Sea basin from point sources within a case study region that consists of the East Midlands combined with Yorkshire and Humberside in the UK. The reactions to these scenarios from a variety of stakeholders from the public and private sectors are explored using an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage: Priorities for development

    Oil, coal and natural gas will remain the world’s dominant sources of energy over the next decades, resulting in unsustainable levels of carbon dioxide emissions. This trend can be reversed only via a near revolution in the way we produce, transform and consume energy. Concerted global action is urgently needed to increase investment in energy technology solutions. Carbon dioxide capture and ...

  • Guidelines for carbon dioxide capture, transport, and storage

    This publication is the collective product of a carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) stakeholder process convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) between February 2006 and September 2008. The unique perspectives and expertise that each participant brought to the process were invaluable to ensuring the development of a robust and broadly accepted set of technical guidelines ...

  • Actions speak louder than greenwash

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it’s time for businesses to stop jumping on the green bandwagon and take decisive action in the battle against climate change and environmental degradation.One has only to walk out of the front door these days to be assailed with messages from companies proclaiming their green credentials. Manufacturers, retailers and developers are falling over ...

  • CO2 impacts of transporting UK’s recovered paper and plastic bottles to China

    Exports of recovered materials for recycling overseas have grown at a rapid pace over the past decade. In 2007, 4.7 million tonnes of recovered paper and half a million tonnes of recovered plastics were exported. The principal destination for these exports was China. The environmental benefits of domestic recycling are well understood. However, one question often asked in respect of exports is ...

  • Current advances in sustainable Metalworking Fluids research

    Metalworking Fluids (MWFs) have a history of harming the environment and the health of workers, resulting in pressures to re-design them in accordance with sustainable manufacturing principles. In this paper, we review research being performed at the University of Michigan to minimise the life cycle environmental and health impacts of MWFs while simultaneously improving manufacturing performance. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycled paper at Starbucks, Citigroup and UPS - Where is it now?

    A few weeks back, I was writing about CO2-friendly supply chains and saw the hefty list of US companies that the Environmental Defense Fund had helped switch to recycled content in a drive to reduce paper waste across the nation. Now, paper is back under the public eye in fuller force than ever because of its significant climate change footprint. “Paper is a tremendously resource-intensive ...


  • Recyclers lauded as climate and environment ‘heroes’

    In recent years, the environmental debate has become ever more carbon-centric. However, the recycling industry’s contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions has not attracted much of the international spotlight - until now, that is. At the latest BIR Spring Convention in Monte Carlo, where the world recycling body also celebrated its sixtieth birthday, the enormity of the industry’s role in ...


    By Recycling International

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