water-use reduction News

  • Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, released its second annual sustainability report today. The report, entitled, “A Drop is Everything” is viewable online at www.xyleminc.com, and details Xylem’s accomplishments in the area of sustainability for its ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Xylem reports significant reductions in global energy, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, released its second annual sustainability report today. The report, entitled, “A Drop is Everything” is viewable online at ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Smart Meters do lead to energy use reductions

    Recent smart grid policy initiatives in the United States and the E.U. have led to large-scale research projects on the impact of real-time feedback technologies that leverage data provided by smart meters. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released Results from Recent Real-Time Feedback ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Best Practices in Energy Data Collection, Tools for Water Use Reduction, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. UPCOMING WEBINARS ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US EPA offers US$3.6m in grants for innovative diesel emissions reduction projects

    The US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4, as part of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, this week announced the availability of approximately US$3.6 Million in grants to fund projects within the Southeast to demonstrate effective emission control technologies and strategies, methods or approaches to reducing diesel emissions. EPA expects to fund between five and ten grants ranging from ...

  • Mixing processes below evaporation reduction covers - a use for the scamp and MSCTI

    Researchers from the Griffith School of Engineering at Griffith University in Australia are assessing a variety of methods for reducing the rate of evaporation. These methods include the implementation of a water cover and chemical films.PME’s MicroScale Conductivity and Temperature Instrument (MSCTI) and the Self Contained Autonomous MicroProfiler (SCAMP) are being used study mixing dynamics in ...

  • US announces $38.5bn loan guarantee solicitations for emission reduction projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced plans to issue loan guarantee solicitations in two stages this summer for up to $38.5 billion for projects that employ advanced technologies that avoid, reduce or sequester emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.  This will mark the second and third rounds of solicitations for DOE’s Loan Guarantee program, which encourages the ...

  • Biothermica granted approval for first-of-kind carbon reduction scheme in US

    Biothermica announced this week that it had received authorization from the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction project at Jim Walter Resources’ coal mine no. 7 in Brookwood, Alabama. Biothermica will use its VAMOXTM regenerative thermal oxidation system to destroy ...

  • Toxic-free Ontario - CELA releases toxic use reduction model law

    The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has released its model toxic use reduction law. For the past year CELA has worked with other environmental, health and worker groups to frame a model law to reduce our use and reliance on toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products in Ontario. 'Concerned parents, workers, and consumers in Ontario support widespread ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AbTech Industries Smart Sponge® Achieves 99.99% Reduction of Hydrocarbons in Produced Water and Frac Water

    AbTech Holdings, Inc. ("AbTech") (OTCBB: ABHD) a manufacturer and developer of patented innovative technologies to clean water, today announced successful completion of field testing of its Smart Sponge® Mixed Media Contactor ("Contactor") to treat produced water at a Wyoming natural gas exploration and production site.  The AbTech Contactors were designed to remove the ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • U.S. EPA honors federal agencies for water conservation, waste reduction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized six federal agency offices in California with its prestigious Federal Green Challenge (FGC) program award for reducing their operations’ environmental impacts. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld presented the awards to the Northern California agencies at a ceremony hosted by the Federal Executive Board in San ...

  • PEL Waste Reduction Equipment

    PEL Waste Reduction Equipment is exhibiting at IFAT 2014. This takes place from 5th-9th May 2014 in Munich Germany. You can find us in Hall C1 on stand 125. We would be pleased to welcome you. PEL is the leading manufacturer of bottle crushers, high density balers and bin compactors. PEL products are renowned for their exceptional quality and innovative features. IFAT is ...

  • A change in diet and reduction in food waste can help achieve sustainable land use

    The land use associated with food imports to Germany outweighs that of exported food, leaving the country with a ‘land debt’, new research suggests. However, reducing the amount of animal products in the diet and minimising food waste could enable the country to achieve a positive land balance, the researchers conclude. Many countries in Europe rely on agricultural imports from other, ...

  • Reduce it, don’t lose it – electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide using copper loaded nanotubes

    With levels of green house gases increasing in the earth’s atmosphere, strategies how to deal with this problem are in high demand. One of the most promising of them is direct use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as feed for producing valuable chemicals (methanol, methane, ethylene, …). A paper recently published ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Efficiencies in Green Waste Reduction

    Most logging operations face — probably routinely — the same issue: a need to get rid of “slash” and tree tops left behind after usable timber is harvested from a site. Some operations have means to take care of this material themselves. Others hire contractors to do final cleanup or even complete landclearing. Either way, someone needs the right equipment for the job, which typically translates ...


    By Vermeer

  • India says no to emission reduction

    India's minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has ruled out the country's agreeing to specific targets for reducing carbon emissions. 'There is simply no case for the pressure that we [India] — who have among the lowest emissions per capita — face to reduce emissions,' Ramesh told visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (19 July). 'And as if this pressure was not ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Collaboration key to waste reduction

    The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the voluntary approach achieves impressive results quickly – ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • A better way for the US Government to clean our water

    When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck. Reverse auctions are auctions with many sellers but only one buyer. They are often used in the private-sector to procure services inexpensively, but reverse auctions can also be used to cost-effectively allocate public conservation dollars. In 2005, WRI, together with the ...

  • Year End Inventory Reduction

    At eFACTOR3 we offer a full line of blades both in Standard D-2 with an HRC of 58/60/61 as well as our popular Carbide Inlay Cutters in a variety of shapes and sizes for all commercial name brand Shredders and Granulators in the Recycling Industry. 30x30, 40x40, 50x50, 60x60, 80x80, custom sizes and more. ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • Food and drink giants pledge to slash water use

    Leading food and drink manufacturers have committed to making major cuts to their water use in an effort to reduce their environmental impact. 21 of the UK's biggest food and drink companies have signed up to an agreement brokered by trade association the Food and Drink Federation which, when fully implemented, will save 140 million litres of water a day. The companies will work with ...

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