Environmental Footprint News

  • Sonic Environmental Solutions to acquire heavy oil upgrading technology

    SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. (“SONIC” or “the Company”) today announced that it has agreed to terms to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Northern Oil Research Technologies Inc. (“NORT”), an Alberta based oil process development company. NORT has developed and patented a low pressure and temperature chemical process for upgrading heavy crude oil (or bitumen) and is developing ...


  • Abu Dhabi new city a blueprint for no carbon footprint

    Abu Dhabi is a tiny nation with huge reserves of oil and, as a result, a lot of wealth. But this Persian Gulf emirate is taking the long view, and planning right now for a future beyond oil. The most dramatic piece of Abu Dhabi's futuristic planning is its creation of a whole new city from scratch, centered on an institute of technology modeled after, and created in collaboration with, MIT. The ...

  • New Zealand releases 2012 emissions reduction plan

    Agencies in the core public service have released their carbon emissions inventories and carbon reduction plans as the first step in New Zealand's internationally ground-breaking Carbon Neutral Public Service programme, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. 'Responsibility for developing a more sustainable nation needs to be shared by everyone. That is why the Labour-led government, ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • EC welcomes energy efficiency and renewable energy agreement by European retailers

    EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the declaration of the Association of Europe's leading retailers signed today which aims at reducing energy consumption per square metre by at least 20% by 2020 and go beyond the 20% objectives put forth by the Commission directive on Renewable energy sources. 'The EU commitment to mitigate climate change doesn't only concern national ...

  • Measuring Unilever’s economic footprint in South Africa

    A new report examines the overall impact of Unilever’s operations on South Africa’s growth and development, and on its society and environmental quality. Using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, it concludes that some 100,000 jobs depend on the company, making it responsible for some 0.8% of total South African employment and 0.9% of GDP. Unilever South Africa (ULSA), a subsidiary of ...

  • Tracking your carbon footprint

    An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme, the device uses satellite navigation technology to track journeys. Concerned about global warming, many people are now looking for ways to reduce ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Better performing companies focus more on social and environmental goals, says new research

    Companies that saw their share price rise by at least 50 percent in the last three years (share price climbers) place a greater importance on social and environmental goals than companies with share prices that have declined by more than 10 percent (share price losers), according to “Doing good: Business and the sustainability challenge”, new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Social ...


  • Renewable energy and reforestation project - Amazonas, Brazil

    Carbon footprint reduction has become an issue many businesses are tackling through their environmental strategy to become part of the global solution to climate change. Alongside the widespread legislative efforts underway to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, voluntary carbon offsetting is an increasingly popular way for businesses and individuals to reduce their ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • EPA Partners Improve the Environment and Their Balance Sheets

    Award-winning members of two of EPA's partnership programs are recognized for reducing and recycling materials, and for cutting back or eliminating over 4 million pounds of priority chemicals. At the same time, these green achievements also cut costs. 'Today, it seems like everyone is catching 'green fever," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. 'By taking voluntary steps that improve our ...

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • NEW CARBON FOOTPRINT MEASURES – ACT NOW

    Start preparing now for a new carbon emissions trading scheme, which will hit up to 5,000 UK organisations – starting next year, advises green power business Ener-g Combined Power. Although the government’s proposed Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will be implemented in stages from 2010 to 2013, it will affect businesses much sooner because charges are likely to be based on consumption ...


    By ENER-G

  • Less C02 with Haigh at Environmental Technology show (NEC Birmingham)

    Haigh will be demonstrating the Lisep liquid separator on Stand No AWM 11 at the Environmental Technology Show NEC, Birmingham, England on 1st,2nd,3rd May. The Lisep is the dewatering element of the established Lisep Package screenings handling system installed in large and medium sized waste water works around the world. Recent developments have enabled the Lisep package to perform ...

  • Keppel expands environmental footprint with S$13.5 million contract and strategic partnership in Tianjin

    SINGAPORE, 10 August 2006 Keppel Seghers, the environmental technology division of Keppel Integrated Engineering (KIE), has secured a S$13.5 million contract from Tianjin Taihuan Recycling Resources Utilization Co. Ltd to provide technologies and services for its waste-to-energy (WtE) plant. Keppel Seghers will supply, install and commission its air-cooled grate and nitrogen oxide removal ...


    By Keppel Seghers

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