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Newalta and DuPont

Contract Wins: DuPont, Newalta, Desalitech, Amyris, Xylem

Newalta and DuPontNewalta and DuPont Canada have signed a development agreement to test a water processing technology in the Alberta oil and gas industry. The technology removes solids from water and facilitates a higher level of water re-use for customers at their sites, the companies say.

Desalitech will supply an advanced wastewater recovery system to Mid American Steel and Wire. The system, which will recycle up to 60,000 gallons per day of wastewater for reuse in the rod mill at the Madill, Okla. facility, will reduce both the disposal costs and environmental impact of the operations at the mill, Desalitech says.

Amyris and Latin America low-fare airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to pave the way for GOL commercial flights to use Amyris renewable jet fuel in 2014. Lifecycle analysis indicates that the Amyris renewable jet fuel could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent or more when compared to convention fossil-derived jet fuel, the renewable fuel and chemical company says.

Xylem has signed a cooperation agreement with WaTech, the technological development center of Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, to evaluate new water technologies and accelerate commercialization of products and services. Under the agreement, the organizations will jointly assess emerging technologies related to water quality and security, optimization of water supply and sustainable water and wastewater treatment and reuse.

WaterSignal has installed its wireless water usage monitoring systems at two of Atlanta’s largest shopping malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Water Efficiency reports. The green technology company says its product, which measures water flows in real-time to detect leaks and monitor irrigation systems and cooling towers, can help reduce a building’s water bill by 14 percent on average.

Versar has been awarded a task order contract from Virginia’s Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. The one-year contract has a maximum limit of $1,500,000 per year and involves detection, remediation design and management, and oversight services for a wide variety of potential environmental contaminants.

Nett Technologies has won the bid to design, manufacture and install 19 diesel oxidation catalysts onto several large container cranes, generator, forklift and trucks owned and operated by the Jacksonville Port Authority in Jacksonville, Fla. The installation of these retrofit catalysts will reduce overall port emissions by 10 tons per year, the company says.

KBR has been selected by Melbourne Water, in a joint venture with John Holland to deliver engineering, procurement and construction services for water, wastewater and drainage projects in Melbourne over the next three years.

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