carbon neutral Articles

  • 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 SERIES

  • The Chemical Route to a Carbon Dioxide Neutral World

    Excessive CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from anthropogenic activity can be divided into point sources and diffuse sources. The capture of CO2 from flue gases of large industrial installations and its conversion into fuels and chemicals with fast catalytic processes seems technically possible. Some emerging technologies are already being demonstrated on an industrial scale. Others are still ...


    By SusChem

  • 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

  • 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 Energi

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • One-Component Aluminum(heteroscorpionate) Catalysts for the Formation of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide

    Abstract New neutral and zwitterionic chiral NNO-donor scorpionate ligands 1and 2were designed to obtain new mononuclear and dinuclear NNO-heteroscorpionate aluminum complexes. Reaction of 1with [AlR3] (R=Me, Et) in a 1:1 or 1:2 molar ratio afforded the neutral mononuclear alkyl complexes [AlR2(κ2-bpzappe)] {R=Me (3), Et (4); ...


    By SusChem

  • 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

  • M.E. Heuck takes the carbon out of cookware

    Challenge As consumers make more and more purchasing decisions based on a product’s ‘green’ credentials, sustainable products have become more commonplace. Consumers readily abandoned companies that were not certified by a credible sustainability agency or group. Recognizing how important it was to adjust to changing consumer attitudes, Heuck, a renowned worldwide ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • 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. ...

  • Carbon footprints of Scandinavian wastewater treatment plants

    This study estimates the carbon footprints of 16 municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), all situated in Scandinavian countries, by using a simple model. The carbon footprint calculations were based on operational data, literature emission factors (efs) and measurements of greenhouse gas emissions at some of the studied WWTPs. No carbon neutral WWTPs were found. The carbon footprints ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon tax - key instrument for energy transition!

    Summary: Global warming is the most challenging problem facing humanity today due to the excessive use of fossil fuels. Carbon tax (carbon dioxide tax) is a simple and efficient way to reduce the use of fossil fuels, improve energy efficiency, and make renewables more competitive. It can be tax neutral, as reducing other taxes will complement carbon tax implementation. It is a smart move ...

  • 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

  • A solution to climate change economics - a carbon swap bank

    The original impetus of the Copenhagen Treaty in 2010 to solve the problem of climate change using a carbon emissions trading scheme has hit ground zero. The failure to advance various proposed bills in the USA and Australia has faltered on the role of agriculture, the failure to ensure that high carbon dioxide polluting industries actually alter technologies, the creation of excessive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ground-breaking energy-neutral water treatment plant goes online

    A newly upgraded water and wastewater treatment facility in Denmark is reportedly the first energy-neutral facility of its kind in the world. Through 3.19 million euros in upgrades, the Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant has been able to optimize a range of processes to become more energy efficient, said Aarhus Water, which operates the facility for the 200,000 residents of Aarhus. It ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Year One – A review of British Columbia’s carbon tax

    On July 1, 2008 British Columbians saw gas prices rise by 2.34 cents per litre and on July 1, 2009 gas prices increased again by an additional 1.17 cents. This is a result of the carbon tax introduced by the B.C. government in July of 2008 as part of its Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan commits the Province to a 33% reduction of greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions by 2020. B.C.'s carbon ...


    By McMillan LLP

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