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  • BETO-Funded Team Honored by the American Chemical Society

    Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists were part of a team honored at the 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition on March 25, 2015. The team, which consisted of John Frye and Alan Zacher of PNNL and Todd Werpy of Archer Daniels Midland Company, received the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Chemical looping is step towards fuels with lower carbon impact

    A move towards fossil fuels with reduced CO2 emissions is an integral part of the transition towards a sustainable energy future. Both the energy and transportation industries could benefit from liquid hydrocarbon fuels with a smaller carbon footprint, to help meet emissions targets. New research suggests that chemical looping technologies could be used to produce fuels with a lower impact, as a ...

  • Nitrous oxide is now top ozone-layer damaging emission

    According to new research, emissions of anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) are now causing more damage to the ozone layer than those of any controlled ozone depleting substance and this is projected to remain the case for the rest of this century. The study suggests that limiting N2O emissions could help both the recovery of the ozone layer and tackle climate change. Many ozone-depleting ...

  • Chinese `green credit` policy to reduce emissions falling short

    SEPA vice-minister Pan Yue told the media about the progress made in the green credit policy during the first phase. He said, thanks to the efforts of the last six months, we have achieved stage-based results in some aspects of the green credit policy, but they still fall far behind the expected goals, and there're some institutional and technical difficulties in extending the influence of the ...

  • Neptech Offers Free Sample of New Line of Emission Filters

    Neptech launches new line of filter products for use in emission testing and chemical analysis.  These products have been tested and proven to exceed industry standards and are priced well-below major competitive brands. Free Test Sample Offer To demonstrate the quality and performance of these new filter elements Neptech is offering free samples to select customers for testing and ...


    By Neptech Inc.

  • EPA proposes first national reporting on greenhouse gas emissions

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.  “Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Through this new reporting, we will have ...

  • EPA proposes to slash mercury emissions from cements plants

    EPA is proposing to signficantly reduce mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns, the fourth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the US The proposal would set the nation's first limits on mercury emissions from existing Portland cement kilns and would strengthen the limits for new kilns. The proposed standards also would set emission limits for total hydracarbons, particulate matter, ...

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • California Phases Out Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemical

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - A chemical common in dry cleaning will be phased out over the next 16 years to protect California air quality. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, has adopted regulations that require dry cleaners to replace perchloroethylene, or perc, a solvent used in dry cleaning, with safer alternatives already available on the market by 2023. Perc is listed by ...

  • Valero Energy Pays $238 Million to Clear Refinery Emissions

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2007 (ENS) - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement with petroleum refiner Valero Energy Corp. that requires new and upgraded pollution abatement equipment, obtains a $4.25 million penalty, and secures environmental projects to help communities affected by refinery emissions. The state of Ohio and ...

  • UL Launches Premier Product Emissions Test Lab in Germany

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced today the launch of a new product emissions testing laboratory in Cologne-Muelheim, Germany. The lab represents an expansion of UL Environment's capabilities and connects product manufacturers in Europe to UL ...


    By UL LLC

  • Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These ...


    By Transport Canada

  • BSI becomes world leader in greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) recently achieved US accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification services from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation validates BSI's global expertise in verifying GHG emission and reduction assertions, placing the world's most prominent independent management assurance service provider amongst ...


    By BSI

  • Nations agree first global treaty to ban mercury emissions

    A legally binding global treaty to curb mercury in the environment, agreed after a week of gruelling negotiations in Geneva, will also include a funding facility to assist developing countries in phasing out the toxic heavy metal in industrial processes and in artisanal gold mining in Africa, Asia and Latin America The Minamata Convention on Mercury, named after the Japanese port where people ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Argentina - environmental industries sector profile

    Argentina has one of the best-developed environmental protection regimes in South America. The environmental sector is growing again after the economic crisis of 2001-2002, and the Argentine government was expecting the overall economy to grow by 9% in 2007. Argentines are still striving to meet international environmental standards by refurbishing their plants and improving their products ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • ECHA publishes concise guidance on chemical safety assessment

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the availability of its Guidance in a Nutshell: Chemical Safety Assessment, which is intended to assist industry in understanding the general provisions for conducting a Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA). ECHA states that the Guidance is aimed at non-experts who would like to understand the legal requirements under the Registration, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin starting January 1st 2010

    European environmental legislation has established a new basis for the harmonised assessment and monitoring of air quality in cities in the form of Framework Directive 96/62/EC and two additional texts known as daughter directives. The directives were transposed into German law through amendments to the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz [Federal Immission Control Act — BImSchG] and the 22nd ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new ...

  • Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

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