Alcoa announced today that it has established a goal to raise the industry’s used beverage can (UBC) recycling rate in North America from its current 52% rate to 75% by 2015.
Air Products introduced a series of Tomadol surfactants based on renewable or bio-based resources. Air Products natural Tomadol surfactants are derived from palm or coconut oil and provide formulators with a choice of alcohol ethoxylate surfactants to meet their customer s demands for bio-based solutions for the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning markets.
EMCORE Corporation announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of between 200 MW and 700 MW of solar power systems that are scheduled for deployment in utility scale solar power projects under development in the southwestern region of the United States.
Isopad, a specialist provider of customised heating solutions for industry, has developed radiant heating platens which offer manufacturers of thin-film photovoltaic cells the opportunity to make significantly larger cells - and lower the cost per watt of energy generated.
The booming North American wind energy generator market attracts foreign investors by the droves as a result of its increased focus on alternate energy sources, technology advances and tax break extensions. This compels domestic companies to compete more aggressively.
The DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies recently released a series of 12 briefs that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025. “Biofuels,” by futurist Mark Justman, is the sixth trend in the series.
As members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) prepare for the launch of the NAHB National Green Building Program, they're planning on getting educated - in droves.
Wind power has propelled the cities of Dallas and Houston onto the Environmental Protection Agency's national list of top green power purchasers.
Five states and non-profit organizations in Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, Florida, and Texas were recently awarded more than $500,000 in federal grant funds to educate health care providers and women of child-bearing age on environmental health risks. The EPA grants will focus on environmental health issues that include exposure to mercury, lead, environmental tobacco smoke, chemicals, pesticides, drinking water contaminants, and indoor and outdoor air contaminants.
Research and Markets has announced the release of Visions For a Sustainable Energy Future to their offering.
New catalysts could hold the key to developing cleaner and greener hydrocarbon-based fuels. As part of its mission to produce cleaner fuels for the future, Oxford Catalysts is expanding its laboratory facilities and investing in additional analytical equipment to speed up the development of new catalysts, including new Fischer Tropsch (FT) and hydrodesulphurisation (HDS) catalysts.
Trina Solar Limited announced today the following updates relating to its previously stated capacity, operational, and technology roadmap targets that were achieved in the quarter ended December 31, 2007.
Rio Tinto Alcan has announced a £45 (US$90) million investment in the modernisation of its Lochaber plant, in Scotland. The modernisation project will see new hydroelectric turbo-generators installed to power the smelter, ensuring the increased use of clean renewable energy for aluminium production at the plant. The modernisation project is set to begin in 2009 and should be completed by 2012.
Horizon Wind Energy LLC, a leading wind project developer, has signed wind turbine supply and service agreements with GE Energy for future U.S. projects.
An increasing number of private individuals supply their excess energy, from external energy sources (windmills and solar cells), to the electricity grid and only take energy from the grid when necessary.