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  • Worried California Governor Pumps Water Storage Plan

    SACRAMENTO, California, July 17, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday gathered state and local officials on the bank of the shrinking San Luis Reservoir to raise public support for his $5.9 billion water storage program. High temperatures, low rainfall, and a growing population have led to a 'water crisis' across the state, said the governor, pointing to marks on the walls of the ...

  • EU-backed carbon capture and storage technology not without critics

    Within the European Commission's comprehensive package of legislative proposals on climate change and energy announced on Wednesday (23 January) is a plan to promote the development of a controversial carbon emissions mitigation technology known as 'carbon capture and storage' (CCS). CCS 'captures' carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it in underground geological formations or deep oceans ...


  • Peat bog in storage

    Oil company Total has agreed to dig up an entire moorland peatbog on Shetland and store it for 30 years, with a view to restoring it at the end of operations for its Sullom Voe oil terminal. It's estimated that more than 260,000 cubic metres of peat – enough to fill 100 Olympic swimming pools – will have to be cut out and moved away to be piled up in 'peat terraces' and covered with a layer of ...


    By Causeway Technologies

  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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.

  • Carbon capture and storage - reality or illusion

    Carbon capture and storage has become a hot topic in the business press recently, touted by some as the emission reducing key to continued use of fossil fuels, and panned by others as a great green scam perpetrated by the oil and gas industry. The truth is carbon capture and storage is anything but an illusion; but making it a commercial scale reality - at least in Canada - will require a great ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Goulds Water Technology releases Aquavar e-ABII

    Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, has introduced the Aquavar e-ABII, pump controller with extended hydraulics for low-water residential and commercial applications. The updated controller is designed for municipal water district customers with low water pressure, or those drawing water from a storage tank and want continuous water pressure, even when demand is high. ...

  • Portland Water Bureau Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) in Oregon has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water ...


    By Innovyze

  • Hong Kong Water Supplies Department Selects Itron Water Metering Technology

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it will provide Hong Kong Water Supplies Department (WSD) with 400,000 highly accurate, residential water meters over a period of two years beginning in late 2011. The project is building on Hong Kong WSD’s water conservation objectives. As an island, Hong Kong faces limited water reserves and relies ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Innovation to drive cuts in Carbon Capture and Storage costs

    The winners of an £20m competition for innovative projects to reduce the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development were announced today. Universities and world leading energy and technology companies at the cutting edge of CCS research are among the 13 projects that have been awarded the money from the UK’s CCS £125m research and development fund. CCS technology, if ...

  • DOE Selects Projects to Assess Offshore Carbon Storage

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected four projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Storage program. The program is working to develop and advance the effectiveness of onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies, reduce the challenges associated with implementation, and prepare them for widespread commercial deployment ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Aquentium Enters Lithium Ion Battery Storage Industry

    Aquentium, Inc. (OTCBB: AQNM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, New American Energy, Inc., is now entering the lithium ion battery / energy storage industry. Aquentium, Inc. and New American Energy, Inc. will now be able to provide proven energy storage and management solutions utilizing patented technology. New American Energy, Inc. is able to offer an intelligent, integrated, ...


  • CO2 capture and storage gains a growing foothold

    On a placid bend of the Ohio River in West Virginia sit two coal-fired power plants. The Philip Sporn Plant boasts four boilers from the 1950s, surrounded by mountains of coal and a series of man-made lakes to contain the toxic residue of its coal-burning. A faint haze emanates from its main smokestack, the only visible sign of the thousands of tons of acid-rain-forming sulfur dioxide, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Hopes Rise Again

    Carbon capture and storage, if it proved possible, would help to make the main greenhouse gas harmless. American scientists say they are making progress. Two groups of US scientists are exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One technology mimics the tree by using ...


    By Climate News Network

  • SharpEye 20/20MI Protects Naphtha Storage Tanks

    SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks. While regular hydrocarbon fuels don't pose any problems for flame detectors when stored in dome tanks, naphtha can present a serious problem with any apparatus that doesn't contain naphtha resistant gaskets and o-rings, since naphtha affects these gaskets and o-rings causing the ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Innatank - A Revolution for the Safe Storage of Hazardous Liquids

    The safe storage of hazardous liquids is a perennial challenge facing the water treatment and chemical processing industries - but things could be about to change thanks to a ground-breaking innovation by leading British tank producer Forbes Technologies Ltd. Following an investment of over £1.7 million at their main manufacturing plant located in the Borders of Scotland at Kelso, ...


    By Forbes Technologies Ltd

  • Infocast`s 5th Annual Storage Week Returns

    Infocast brings its highly acclaimed Storage Week Summit to San Jose, CA this coming June 25 - 27, 2012 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose. Top industry thought leaders such as Luminant, CPUC, SunEdison, BrightSource Energy, Inc., SDG&E, SunPower, Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, Statnett, PJM, NYISO, MISO, Hawaiian Electric Co., PG&E, APS, CPS Energy, PNM Resources, DNV-Kema, and ...


    By Infocast

  • Elecsys Pioneers Monitoring Solution For Underground Storage Wells

    Elecsys Corporation, a provider of industrial machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications, has unveiled an automated solution to simplify compliance with the recent advisory bulletin issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) targeted towards ...


    By Elecsys Corporation

  • Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

    Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That ...


    By Climate News Network

  • US Energy Department Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce Fresh Water from CO2 Storage Sites

    The Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water – or brine – from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water. These projects – which will receive more than $7 million in funding from ...


    By US Department of Energy

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