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  • Bonfiglioli presents the EVO project, the next EVOlution of our business to Industry 4.0

    The EVO project, which will be the Group's largest industrial site in Italy, has been presented at the Bonfiglioli Riduttori factory in Calderara di Reno. The EVO plant will be located in the “Clementino Bonfiglioli” area, measuring 148,700 sq.m., in which, by 2018, the foundations of a modern factory will be laid. Including the current Calderara plant, when fully operational, the EVO ...

  • Maximizing Flow Control and Treatment Revenues in the Oil and Gas Industries

    Flow control and treatment companies such as Flowserve who relied on the oil and gas industry for more than one-third of its revenues are recalibrating their market strategies to deal with capital reduction expenditures by their clients which approach 50 percent. A webinar on August 25 will invite discussion as McIlvaine proposes routes to both maximizing future oil and gas revenues and ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • IMF Survey: Overheard at the Spring Meetings

    Meetings brought together over 8,700 participants High-level panels discussed economic, social, and political challenges International cooperation vital in building global solutions The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders gathered at the 2016 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings to tackle today’s global challenges—a slowing ...


  • Maccaferri’s rockfall solutions securing highway in suggestive Oman moonscape

    With the support of Maccaferri Italia, the finishing of the project “Construction of Slope Protection Repairs for Bausher – Al Amerat Road” is finally nearing. The overall length of the project is approximately 17 km, trenched through the orographic reliefs south of ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • News on filter (media) test systems - Brand-new brochure available!

    Filter Test Systems Nature is also home to effective filters. For example, the leaves of a tree can absorb up to 700 kg of dust per year. But even the best filtration and separation system is useless if its function cannot clearly and reproducibly be validated. This is what the modular test rigs for complete filters and filter media that Palas® has already been building and developing ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Rising Sea Levels – The New Reality

    Water may be flowing from the Greenland icecap and into the sea more quickly than anybody expected. It doesn’t mean that global warming has got conspicuously worse: rather, researchers have had to revise their understanding of the intricate physiology of the northern hemisphere’s biggest icecap. Climate calculations Since ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology Moves Closer to Commercialization

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory published an article in Scientific Reports on its new method to directly convert biomass-derived ethanol to a hydrocarbon blendstock and is continuing work with Vertimass, LLC. to commercialize it. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Market for Mercury Removal will be Growing Robustly in the Next Decade

    Recent estimates of annual global mercury emissions from both natural and anthropogenic sources are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. These estimates include mercury that is re-emitted. The U.S. EPA analyzed the harm from mercury and came to the conclusion that reduction expenditures as high as $30,000 per pound would be warranted. On this basis the potential market for mercury ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Health warning for world’s oceans

    The world’s oceans – covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, and on which much of human life depends – are under severe pressure, a report says. Over-fishing has dramatically reduced fish stocks. The thousands of tonnes of rubbish dumped in the oceans wreak havoc on marine life, while climate change is warming and acidifying them, putting them under further ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Regufoam – Regupol vibration control products

    New Regufoam & Regupol types are available in Greek & Cypiot Market. ALPHA Acoustiki as the exclusive partner of BSW-Berleburg for Regufoam & Regupol Impact Sound Insulation & Vibration isolation is happy to announce that the new product types. Additionally as a consequence Vibration control product that uses Regufoam ...


    By ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd.

  • Natural gas demand outlook revised downward

    Lower prices will feed a pick-up in global natural gas demand over the next five years following a marked slowdown in 2013 and 2014, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its 2015 Medium-Term Gas Market Report. Nevertheless, the growth in demand will fall short of previous forecasts. The annual report, which gives a detailed analysis and five-year projections of natural gas demand, supply ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • United States issues cleanup order to owner of ruptured Refugio Beach oil pipeline

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude oil leaked from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, Calif. The order requires Plains Pipeline, L.P. (a.k.a. Plains All American Pipeline), the pipeline owner and operator, to continue its cleanup work inland, beachside, ...

  • Vermont Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Four winners in Vermont were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • Phenomenex Adds Tube Formats to Novum Synthetic Sorbent Line for Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE)

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, announced today the extension of its novel Novum Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE) sorbent line to include tube formats, in addition to the original 96-well plate formats. Novum is a synthetic ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • Green walls show promise as sound barriers for buildings

    Green walls, designed so they are covered in vegetation, could help cut the amount of noise that enters buildings, a new study has found. In lab. tests, researchers found that a modular green wall system reduced sound levels by 15 decibels (dB). This leads them to believe that it is a promising sound reduction device that could improve quality-of-life for city residents. Green walls and green ...

  • Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergy & Asthma Triggers Caused by Dust Mites

    The warm and humid conditions in many parts of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean make for an ideal environment for dust mites.  One of the most common causes of allergies to house dust is due to the presence of these tiny eight-legged creatures that are typically too small to see with the naked eye.    Many homes and buildings have dust mites and a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

    Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products. They are known as "microfibers" - exceedingly fine filaments made of petroleum-based materials such as polyester and nylon that are woven ...


    By Associated Press

  • Excellent Research by Bio4Energy Students: Flexible Carbon Foams, Polymers from Pulping by-product

    One of Bio4Energy’s greatest assets is its students. This month, no less than five of them are either defending their PhD thesis or giving their licentiate lecture or mid-term PhD seminar. In this case, five seminars make for five lines of excellent research on: Development of carbon foams for use as electrodes or sorbents in water purification; Heterogeneous catalysis ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • As US renewable energy industry changes, top-ranked EPC firms will need to adapt to keep pace

    With US renewable energy capacity (excluding hydropower) expected to double by 2021, the firms that provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for solar and wind projects will need to adapt to the economic realities of a changing industry. Faced with a scarcity of large utility-scale projects and shrinking profit margins, the largest firms will need to look at new ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

    Original story at MIT News The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that ...

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