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  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hybrid buildings: a pathway to carbon neutral housing

    In the residential sector, there is growing interest in the concept of carbon neutral and net zero energy housing within the context of emerging climate change mitigation and energy security strategies. A hybrid building represents a new class of dwelling capable of achieving net zero energy, carbon neutral or zero carbon status. This article reports on the carbon footprints of alternative ...

  • Case study - Carbon-neutral cottage in Suffolk

    Carbon Neutral Cottage in Suffolk. Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral homes of the future may look like and they estimate the 120 sq.m property could cost as little as £340 a year for heating, hot water and lighting. The Site Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral homes of the future may look ...

  • Copenhagen aspires to be the first carbon neutral capital in the world

    The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005. On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Biomass is Carbon Neutral – What Does This Mean for Sustainability?

    The topic of climate change is not without its fair share of controversy, and while there are dozens of conflicting scientific and political perspectives at play, one positive that has emerged from the chaos is that the average global citizen is far more aware of the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility than perhaps ever before. This has trickled into the realm of ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • GlaxoSmithKline could save £100m in 2020 by becoming carbon neutral

    Pharmaceutical giant has laid out a guide to help the company reach its goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2050. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) laid out a road map last week aimed at guiding the company towards its goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2050. This follows the GSK’s recognition in its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report that it’s an ambitious target, and that it ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Hydro Nano Gas could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions

    Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, globa economies are ...

  • Collaboration essential for an energy neutral urban water cycle

    Two Dutch water boards prepared a Master Plan with measures to substantially reduce their energy use by 2027. In total, more than 100 measures were identified such as bubble aeration and heat recovery from effluent. Together these measures result in a 90–95% reduction in energy use at the water boards. However, for the whole urban water cycle, thus including the energy required for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arab explorer completes CO2 neutral expedition

    Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. Through a sponsorship partnership with Dubai-based Carbon Credit brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), Samra will have his team’s emissions calculated and the ...

  • The new Caofeidian eco-city will be climate-neutral

    The whole new Caofeidian eco-city is emerging some 200 km southeast of Beijing. Urban planners, architects, engineers and technical consultants from Sweco have taken part in planning of the first phase, a 30 square km area that will be completed carbon neutral. ...


    By Sweco

  • Modular treatment system neutralizes process water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring sys- tem for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment. Fortrans' Model 5000S uses car- bon dioxide gas to neutralize high-pH process water, offering precise alkalinity monitoring and control of water in pits, settling basins and other containment areas, as it lowers total suspended solids. Designed ...


    By Fortrans, Inc.

  • Influence of natural organic matter on equilibrium adsorption of neutral and charged pharmaceuticals onto activated carbon

    Natural organic matter (NOM) can influence pharmaceutical adsorption onto granular activated carbon (GAC) by direct adsorption competition and pore blocking. However, in the literature there is limited information on which of these mechanisms is more important and how this is related to NOM and pharmaceutical properties. Adsorption batch experiments were carried out in ultrapure, waste- and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application Note: Wastewater Neutralization Process Using the Sievers InnovOx TOC Analyzer

    Industrial wastewater is a result of manufacturing, agricultural, environmental, and research activities. Managing the treatment and discharge of industrial effluents is a critical process that ensures compliance with regulatory ordinances, upholds public health and safety, and guarantees the protection of natural and public resources. Classical processes are typically employed to deal with ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Carbon Offsets

    In the 21st century, achieving 100% carbon neutrality can be a daunting task. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call all produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsets offer an alternative to reducing emissions by enabling individuals and businesses to compensate for their carbon emissions by purchasing credits which offset their ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers

    ABSTRACT: Optimal pH for most biodegradation processes falls between 6.5 and 8.5. Enhanced bioremediation in poorly buffered soils and ground water is likely to lower pH below 6.5 as the added electron donor produces carbon dioxide and or ganic acids. The common agricultural practice of liming soils adds alkalinity and adjusts soil pH by mixing finely divided insoluble calcium ca ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • An innovative hydrodynamic separation technology (HDS) for water pretreatment: harvesting neutrally buoyant particles effectively

    This paper describes the feasibility and application of a fluidic-based technology, called hydrodynamic separation (HDS), to separate suspended particles from liquid. It uses customized fluid flow patterns in a curved channel to create a pair of Dean vortexes that focus particles into a concentrated band near one channel wall. A splitter at the end of the channel divides the flow into a clean ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers.

    Optimal pH for most biodegradation processes falls between 6.5 and 8.5. Enhanced bioremediation in poorly buffered soils and ground water is likely to lower pH below 6.5 as the added electron donor produces carbon dioxide and organic acids. The common agricultural practice of liming soils adds alkalinity and adjusts soil pH by mixing finely divided insoluble calcium carbonate into the shallow ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • Are Voluntary Carbon Offsets for You?

    The rapidly growing market for voluntary carbon offsets presents challenges for companies who want to purchase offsets and, at the same time, avoid criticism of how they manage their carbon footprint. The reality for most businesses is that they cannot reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and if they do want to go the extra mile to achieve “carbon neutrality” or another target, they may ...

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Danske Bank - Measuring the impact of carbon reduction initiatives

    The Danske Bank Group is the largest financial enterprise in Denmark and one of the largest in the Nordic region, offering customers a wide range of services in the fields of banking, insurance, real-estate and asset management. Not content to lead only in financial services, Danske Bank was the first large Danish bank to set a goal of reaching Carbon Neutrality. ...


    By cr360

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