eco-efficiency News

  • Efficiency meets eco-friendliness

     In an opening ceremony on August 10, 2012, Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) officially dedicated the Lodi Energy Center (LEC). The new plant with an installed capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) is located in Lodi, California. For this natural gas-fired plant Siemens (NYSE: SI) supplied the SCC6-5000F 1x1 ...


    By Siemens Energy, Inc.

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • DNV GL Survey: Reduced Costs are the Top Driver for Energy Efficiency Investments by Utility Customers

    DNV GL's second Trade Ally Pulse Survey, which measures the challenges and opportunities key utility partners face in the marketplace, found that a reduction in operating and maintenance costs was the most effective means to sell energy efficiency, according to the contractors that work with utilities in demand-side management (DSM) programs. The survey findings reveal how these industry, ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Macrotek selected for two acid scrubber contracts

    Macrotek Inc. has announced receipt of two major contracts for a hazardous waste treatment service provider in Central Canada. Macrotek will design, engineer, and deliver two counter-current packed bed scrubbers for the removal of acids from process gas. Acids being removed include HCl, Cl2, and HCN. Macrotek’s Packed Bed Scrubbers will be ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • AMTA and AWWA announce awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

    The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association today announced awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC). Awardees were recognized at an awards luncheon during the conference in Long Beach, Calif. Christine Owen of Tampa Bay Water in Tampa, Fla. was presented with this year’s Water Quality Person of the ...

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Guidelines for eco-efficient and socially inclusive cities

    City infrastructure planning is vital for the health of the climate, because it locks in consumption and production patterns. This is a key message from a new report, Guidelines for Developing Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure, which is written by several United Nations departments, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fire Protection Storage Done Right

    Water storage tanks for fire protection has improved in recent years as technology has advanced, processes have evolved and standards have become more rigorous resulting in increased flexibility, greater durability and lower costs. Modern ground storage tanks used for fire protection are commonly one of three designs; ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Guide to assessing viability of cogeneration projects published by ENER-G

    Cogeneration specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The guide, which is available to download, details the steps that building engineers and energy and facilities managers should take to prove the viability of a proposed CHP scheme to investors or board members. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Eco-Efficiency in commercial buildings - the business case

    This Sustainable Development Business Case produced by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an assessment of the market potential of eco-efficiency technologies related to the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. It sets out a picture of how the commercial building sector will evolve over the next two decades with particular reference to technologies that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BASF micro surfacing eco-efficiency analysis is verified by NSF International

    An eco-efficiency analysis demonstrating the ecological and economical benefits of micro surfacing techniques to protect engineered road pavements and extend their service life has been verified by NSF International, Ann Arbor, ...

  • Sandvik joining CEEC organization to collaborate in comminution eco-efficiency

    Sandvik has joined the Coalition for Energy-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), an organization established by the mining industry, for the mining industry, to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption. The mining sector is an energy intensive industry and almost half of this energy is consumed by the comminution process: size reduction to liberate the valued minerals ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • AEROMIX TORNADO Eco™ Qualifies for energy efficiency and environmentally innovative stimulus funding projects

    On February 17th, US President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Recovery Act has designated 7.22 billion USD for projects and programs that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is overseeing. More than 80% of that funding will go to Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF). The Act specifies that “to the extent there are ...


    By RWL Water LLC

  • Emerging LED Lighting Market in India to push Urban Planning towards Eco-Efficiency and Low-carbon Trajectory

    An "energy" revolution akin to the Green and White revolutions that occurred few years ago altering the agriculture and dairy sectors, is the need of the hour in India. And, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting will be at the heart of such a revolution. Mandatory norms of energy efficiency for new buildings/facilities, incentive support for energy-efficient projects, Integrated Lighting Management ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Umberto, the cost effective software for eco-efficiency has been launched in the Italian market

    A partnership among Delta Engineering Services & Indica with IFU Hamburg has been signed for introducing Umberto tools in Italy. Ferrara, Italy and Hamburg, Germany ─ Umberto is a software application for modeling and assessing the eco-efficiency and environmental impact of processes and products. By calculating environmental indicators it enables the creation of environmental ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • Coal/Biomass combination with CO2 capture greener than renewables but not most eco-efficient

    If a combination of coal and biomass provided the energy source for electricity and the CO2 from the combustion was captured, there would be more carbon extracted from the atmosphere than returned to it. The best global warming reducer would be a 100 percent biomass boiler with 90 percent CO2 capture, but there is not enough biomass to generate the electricity the world needs.  However, a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Eco Marine Power Launches Eco Ship Study

    Fukuoka, Japan, May 12, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has commenced a study to investigate how its Aquarius wind and solar marine power system could be incorporated into a future eco ship specifically designed to minimise fuel consumption and reduce noxious gas emissions. The aim will be to further expand on the company's green shipping concepts and ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Creating an Eco-Internet

    Over thirty green groups and leaders from around the world have launched a debate on the rules for a new 'Eco-Internet' and have released an open letter calling on anyone with an interest to join in at www.doteco.info. 'We want to know what you think it means to be 'eco' and Earth Week is the perfect time to have your say.' Said Jacob Malthouse, Co-founder of Big Room Inc., the ...

  • smart eco-driving

    smart has unveiled a new green driving initiative called ‘smart eco driving’. Developed alongside the launch of the smart fortwo cdi, the lowest CO2 emitting car in production, the initiative builds on smart’s green driving credentials and teaches motorists how to drive in the greenest and most economical way. The initiative is designed to encourage all drivers to adopt smarter driving techniques ...


    By RealWire

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