Environmental Management News

  • Ramboll engaged by Brazil´s Federal Public Ministry to oversee remediation of the Rio Doce Basin

    At an official signing ceremony on March 8th, leading engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll entered into a long-term agreement with the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil (MPF) in connection with the country’s November 2015 socio-environmental disaster. Ramboll will evaluate and monitor the work of the Renova Foundation to remediate the damage caused by the dam rupture at the ...


    By Ramboll Group

  • PowerCell has received a patent for the reduction of carbon monoxide in reformate

    The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has a unique reformer technology which makes it possible to extract hydrogen rich gas from biofuels and conventional fossil fuels. The company has received a patent for an improved and a more compact clean up system that reduces the amount of carbon monoxide in the gas. PowerCell manufactures fuel cell stacks and systems ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • pLog and ESlog / gINT in Environmental Data Management

    The capture of soil logging data, and subsequent reporting, can be a time-consuming component of your project. Companies such as GHD, Cardno, LBW, Senversa, Robson and Jacobs are using pLog to collect borehole information in the field and produce logs in either gINT or ESlog. When you're out in the field pLog captures your bore location, soil description and ...

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • LG Sonic presents algae control solution to improve water quality during Cleantech Exhibition in Beijing

    From Monday 20th of March to Friday 24th of March LG Sonic will be attending the EU-Gateway Clean Technologies Exhibition in Beijing, China. This exhibition brings together different companies in the cleantech industry and gets them acquainted with the Chinese market. For this visit, participants had the option to request a meeting with one of our representatives Mr. Yousef Yousef, (CEO of LG ...


    By LG Sonic

  • DESMI Ro-Clean A/S and SeaHow Join Forces

    Odense and Helsinki – Denmark and Finland: DESMI Ro-Clean A/S and SeaHow, two pre-eminent figures in the global oil spill solution and oil spill response vessel market, today announce a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine DESMI Ro-Clean’s expertise in designing and producing an extensive range of systems to recover oil and ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Guam`s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved

    OSROCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabras Marine, and T&T operate the skimming system as well as an array of small crafts, and other specialized response equipment.  OSROCO, Cabras and T&T employees are trained and certified in accordance with the U.S. Federal Government’s oil spill response and safety standards. Moreover, the companies’ comprehensive oil spill response ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater Management

    The 22 March is celebrated World Water Day with the motto Wastewater. The goal of this initiative that emerged in 1993 is to raise awareness about the conservation and development of water resources. In  ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Exposure to Asbestos Still a Major Health Issue in Puerto Rico

    In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about an increase in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. The rise in deaths was detailed in the CDC’sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It showed the number of annual deaths due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. People diagnosed with ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The 12th Eco Expo Asia Set For October Information Exchange on Green Tech

    Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 26 to 29 October 2017. The Expo will showcase leading-edge environmental technology solutions from around the world, and ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

    Oracle recently introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that is designed to enable utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership. The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid -- a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois' energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid is an approximately eighteen-month consumer-focused and collaborative study. In addition to identifying ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate and Outreach Initiative

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently (3/21) launched a $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative to encourage the growth of clean and non-polluting electric car use in New York and promote the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation sector. The Drive Clean rebates are now available to all New York residents who buy eligible cars through participating new car dealers. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Australia and New Zealand to Invest $6.1bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    Australia and New Zealand have among the most developed power sectors in the world and are in the process of investing in smart grid infrastructure to further improve utilities' performance. However, the region is not without its challenges as South Australia has been in the headlines recently for power shortages. The Australian state in particular can benefit from smart grid infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy Announces the Nation's Largest Multi-State Investment in Wind Energy

    Xcel Energy, the leading utility wind energy provider in the U.S., has plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country. The company has proposed 11 new wind farms in seven states, which would add a total of 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan significantly increases the amount of wind energy in the company's energy mix by 2021, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Schneider Electric Study Highlights Cross-Industry Trend to Move Security Applications to the Cloud

    According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future. Organizations ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk Form Joint Venture for Smart Grid Expansion

    iemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (A ÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Practical Infrared Thermometry for Aluminium Hot Rolling at Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2017

    Dr. Fiona Turner, Physics Section Manager for AMETEK Land will speak at the Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2017, June 20-24, 2017, in Verona, Italy.    Dr. Turner’s topic is “Practical Infrared Thermometry for Aluminium Hot Rolling”.  Dr. Turner, a Chartered Physicist, specialises in instrumentation and metrology and manages AMETEK Land’s in-house ...


    By AMETEK Land

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