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  • Leanardo Energy holds second concentrated solar power online training course

    Following the first training series dedicated to Concentrated Solar Power technology description, Leonardo Energy is launching a second course, covering market aspects, special applications (solar desalination) and solar resource assessment. To register for the course, please ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • In the world: Remote Mexican village uses solar power to purify water

    Original story at MIT News Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, residents of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona are producing clean drinking water using the power of the sun. For nearly two years now, members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have operated and maintained a ...

  • DOE Selects Twelve Projects for Crosscutting Technology Research Funding

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 12 projects to receive funding through its Crosscutting Research Program’s Transitional Technology Development to Enable Highly Efficient Power Systems with Carbon Management initiative. The NETL Crosscutting Technology Research Program is ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sustainability in Water Technologies to help combat the GCC Water Crisis, says Frost & Sullivan

    Ensuring water security for sustenance and growth has been a constant challenge for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. With increasing population and growth in industrial and agricultural activities, pressure on existent water resources is further amplified. Focus of the water sector in the GCC is shifting towards sustainable practices, wastewater treatment, and recycling. According to ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Manchester United Unveils Abengoa as its Official Sustainable Technology Partner

    Environmental technology partner to help the ‘Reds Go Green’. Club’s first global Sustainable Technology partner Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, and Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have announced today a global partnership which ...


    By Abengoa

  • GE and memsys Achieve Technology Milestone for Unconventional Gas Water Treatment

    Membrane Distillation Technology Replicates Conventional Thermal Evaporation Process While Using Less Energy and Lowering the Cost and the Carbon Footprint of Evaporation - Field Project Proves Effective for High-Salinity Produced Water After 200 hours of continuous operation at a Texas-based commercial disposal well, GE (NYSE: GE) and ...


    By General Electric

  • Genesis Water Technologies Announces New Distribution Partnerships in South America, Africa and SE Asia

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. a US based manufacturer and wholesale supplier of sustainable water treatment, filtration, purification solutions and components worldwide is proud to formally announce the expansion of their companies distribution network in South America, Africa and the ...

  • Our Man in Doha: Day Five - Technology’s a sticky wicket that’s too important to stay stuck

    Jeff Beyer is our man in Doha, representing the Carbon Trust at a number of events taking place alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, and reporting back with his own perspective on what is taking place. Technology will play a big role in mitigating and adapting to climate change, but scripting the technology story is proving to be difficult at this ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Increasing Water Scarcity and Need for Environmental Sustainability Drives Innovations in Water Production Technologies, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    The intensifying difficulties in obtaining clean water have stoked a plethora of innovations in water production technologies. As countries that until recently enjoyed abundant water supply are waking up to the reality of water scarcity, there has been an accelerated movement towards enhancing wastewater reuse and eventually, the development of advanced recycling technologies. The trend of water ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Today’s technology can support water reuse practices, but policy incentives still needed for long-term success

    According to the United Nations Development Program, more than 1 billion people, or about one in six worldwide, do not have safe drinking water and more than 2 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. If current water usage trends continue, by the year 2025 two-thirds of the world’s population won’t have enough clean water. With World Water Day (March 22) fast approaching, now is the time for ...


    By General Electric

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Additional water can be obtained from existing RO plants

    Water production capacity at existing RO sea water desalination plants can be significantly increased. By treating the RO reject water with a new technology, additional pure water can be obtained and the reject can be concentrated for easier disposal. The technology can be integrated in new RO-plants but can also be used as add-ons to existing RO-plants The new technology is called ...


    By Scarab Development AB

  • SwissINSO is on the Move

    SwissINSO, a major innovator in the application of solar-power to water purification/desalination and heating/cooling of buildings, announces its move to Switzerland's prestigious EPFL Science Park, joining an exclusive club of world-class players. LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SwissINSO SA is proud to announce its move to the prestigious R&D Science Park at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de ...


    By SwissINSO

  • Access to water for world`s poor

    With many arid regions of Africa and Asia suffering from severe water shortages, European enterprises are stepping in to lend a helping hand, providing local communities with the tools necessary to supply themselves with drinkable water. In the past, solutions have traditionally focused on large industrial desalination plants which are capable of supplying 50 million cubic metres of fresh water ...

  • Thomas S. Rooney Jr. as New Chief Executive Officer

    ENERGY RECOVERY INC’S GG PIQUE RETIRES; BOARD APPOINTS THOMAS S. ROONEY JR. AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   Cleantech Executive Brings Extensive Experience in Water and Renewable Energy to ERI   Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), a ...


    By Energy Recovery Inc

  • Environmental considerations

    This part of the presentation addresses environmental considerations related to desalination. Large-scale seawater desalination projects are now being developed in locations where they never had been previously considered. In the last eight years, plants have begun to be developed and constructed in Australia, Europe, India and the US. Some of these projects are located on extremely ...

  • California City Looks to Sea for Water in Drought

    This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water. The $34 million desalination plant was fired up for only three months and mothballed after a miracle soaking of rain. As the state again grapples with historic dryness, the city nicknamed the "American Riviera" ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Mexico adopts sustainable water disinfection in Chiapas cleantechnica

    Working with the social investment group FEMSA, the government of Chiapas, Mexico is introducing sustainable disinfection technology to 175 local water systems, in support of the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals partnership to reduce extreme poverty, hunger and disease. The new systems will be installed by MIOX Corp., a water treatment company that specializes in producing ...

  • Desert eco-city to run on waste

    Abu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is building a US$22 billion zero-carbon showcase city for 50,000 residents with its power plants running on waste. A plot of desert land will be transformed into Masdar City  which will produce no waste, emit no carbon and be completed by 2016. It is an initiative by the Government of Abu Dhabi through the Mubadala Development Company ...

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