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  • London Olympic Park Environmental Cleanup Uses Bioremediation Technology from REGENESIS to Expedite Development

    The July 17 opening of London’s £7-billion 2012 Olympic Park, with its 16 new major stadia and other sports facilities, also marks the successful conclusion of one of the world’s largest brownfield regeneration projects in recent years. This olympic-sized cleanup included the remediation and redevelopment of more than 200 hectares (500 acres) ...


    By REGENESIS

  • `VSG` - a readily biodegradable grease gets food grade approval

    Background: Obtaining regulatory approval for a lubricant as a non-food chemical used in food preparation facilities means that the ingredients have been reviewed and deemed acceptable. This service is no longer performed by US government agencies but it still provided by Agriculture Canada’s Food Inspection Agency. Approval was granted this year. Significance: ...

  • Green Star Signs Agreement to Launch a Major Marketing Campaign for Its TVT Product Line

    Today Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) announced that it has signed an agreement with Harrison & Horlick to launch a marketing campaign for the TVT Lubricant Product Line. Harrison & Horlick has been a long term supporter of Green Star's environmental business models, technology and products. Robert Horlick, President of Harrison & Horlick, stated: "Green Star possesses a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green Star's 'Gun Oil' at Major NRA Show

    Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) and Eco Solutions Group are continuing the successful product roll out of "Italian Gun Grease," their amazing anti-friction weapons lubricant to multiple niche markets. The military (including snipers), law enforcement, hunting and shooting communities have shown great enthusiasm for a product that can improve performance and solve problems. What we ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green Star Continues to Expand Its Product Line

    Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) announced today that they have successfully continued the expansion of their product lines in several different industries. Mr. Joseph LaStella, President of Green Star Products, stated: "Early this year we announced the adoption of a new business strategy directed at increasing our revenues. This sales plan would include not only ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hazardous waste was to be used on farm land

    Two companies have today been fined for waste offences involving mixing hazardous used drawing soap with compost to spread on fields. Land Network pleaded guilty to three offences at their site at Sturgate Airfield, Upton in Gainsborough between 3 June 2009 and 25 February 2010. The company admitted accepting hazardous drawing soap as well as welding rod waste, neither of which are biodegradable ...

  • Explosionproof CMA actuators deliver ‘Performance Plus’ process valve control

    Available in quarter-turn, rotary and linear versions, robust Rotork CMA actuators perform numerous process control valve, metering pump and damper applications. Single-phase or DC electrical power is all that is required for simplified installation and control valve actuation in safe or hazardous areas. Explosionproof certification to international standards is available. The latest ...


    By Rotork

  • Near Unanimous Vote by Green Star's Stockholders to Cancel Reverse Split

    Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) announced today that at its Special Shareholders Meeting held on June 4 in Salt Lake City, Green Star stockholders voted almost unanimously to cancel the planned reverse split of Green Star stock. The new Board of Directors that was elected on January 4, 2011, including the reelected nineteen year President of Green Star, Joseph ...


    By Marketwire

  • Sealless pump standards updated

    The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has updated the 2000 edition of the ANSI/HI standard on sealless centrifugal pumps and published ANSIHI 5.1-5.6-2010 Sealless Rotodynamic Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, Operation and Test. The revised standard covers sealless rotodynamic pumps driven by canned motors or through magnetic couplings with conventional motors. ANSI/HI 5.1 - 5.6-2010 is ...

  • Portable IR Analyzer provides ASTM method for on-site measurement

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks, provides users with a rapid, on-site ASTM Method D7686 for measuring soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils.  Soot levels as high as 12% - 15%  are easily measured in just 30 seconds.  This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of the percent of suspended carbon (soot) in the diesel engine lubricating oil without sample ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Making Way for Biodiesel

    A major revision to ASTM International’s standard D396, Specification for Fuel Oils, sets performance specifications for higher amounts of biodiesel blends in conventional fuels. The new grade of B6-B20 could have a significant impact on the heating oil industry while also helping to meet growing consumer and regulatory ...


    By ASTM International

  • Poland’s PGNiG technologie selects GE’s emissions-reducing ICL technology for Husow project

    GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) will supply its Integrated Compressor Line (ICL) technology to Polish oil and gas company PGNiG Technologie for the extension of the Husow underground gas storage station. This project will mark the first installation of GE’s ecomagination-qualified, emissions-reducing ICL technology in Poland and in Eastern Europe. ICL is a fully integrated system that ...

  • Biofuel Industries Group Breaks Ground in Adrian on Michigan’s Largest Biodiesel Manufacturing Facility

    Site is State’s First Certified Renewable Energy Renaissance Zone Adrian, Mich.—Biofuel Industries Group, LLC, a privately owned holding company that provides resources and strategic direction to its alternative energy affiliates, recently began construction of Michigan’s largest biodiesel manufacturing plant in Adrian.  The plant will produce NextDiesel™, a trademark brand ...


  • Safety-Kleen to Conduct Preliminary Engineering for New Oil Re-Refinery in Southern U.S.

    Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., today announced plans to move forward with preliminary engineering for its third North American used oil re-refinery, designed to further solidify the company's position as the world's leading re-refiner.   "Our two existing re-refineries, in Breslau, Ontario, and East Chicago, ...


    By Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.

  • New EPA rule on greenhouse gases references 42 ASTM standards

    ASTM International is a primary standards contributor to a recent rule approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on greenhouse gas reporting by large sources and suppliers in the U.S. The final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule was enacted in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161). Under the rule, manufacturers of vehicles and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Enhanced functionality for Rotork CMA boosts electric process valve control

    Rotork has announced an extensive advancement of CMA electric actuation technology for the operation of process control valves, introducing new options to meet evolving customer and market requirements. With the latest developments, the innovative CMA design can now be specified with increased functionality encompassing local controls, LCD positional display and programmable fail-to-position ...


    By Rotork

  • Enhanced functionality for Rotork CMA boosts electric process valve control

    Rotork has announced an extensive advancement of CMA electric actuation technology for the operation of process control and choke valves, introducing new options to meet evolving customer and market requirements. With the latest developments, the innovative CMA design can now be specified with increased functionality encompassing local controls, LCD positional display and programmable ...


    By Rotork

  • EPA Proposes $20 Million Settlement with Lightstone Group Development to Conduct Cleanup on the Banks of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced proposed agreements with two subsidiaries of The Lightstone Group that are developing 700 units of residential housing adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. The companies, LSG 363 Bond Street LLC and LSG 365 Bond Street LLC, have agreed to conduct sampling, cleanup work, and other measures on three parcels of land along the ...

  • ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Now Specifies Bioderived Components

    Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. The revised standard was approved July 1, 2011. Through the new provisions included in ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA proposes plan for cleaning up Gowanus Canal; Multi-million dollar cleanup to revitalize polluted Brooklyn Waterway

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal that includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls to prevent raw sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is expected to be between $467 ...

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