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EPA Moves Towards Regulating Emissions From Planes

The US EPA says greenhouse gas emissions generated by commercial aircraft contribute to global warming and endanger human health, a declaration that lays the groundwork for regulating domestic aircraft regulation. The agency also announced that its releasing information about the international process already underway by the International Civil Aviation Organization for developing carbon dioxide … Read more »

Biorem Snags Emission Abatement Orders

Biorem, a cleantech company based in Ontario, has announced several new orders totaling $2.5 million for air emission abatement projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive line of high-efficiency air emissions control systems used to eliminate odors, volatile organic compounds and hazardous air … Read more »


FedEx Tests Fuel Cargo Trucks at US Airport

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered ground support equipment debuted at the Memphis International Airport this spring, marking the beginning of a two-year demonstration project at Federal Express’s airport hub location. The 15-vehicle fleet is expected to save more than 175,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the … Read more »

American Water Lands Wastewater Treatment Research Grant

American Water, a New Jersey-based publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has been awarded a research grant from The WateReuse Research Foundation to study human pathogens removal through a variety of wastewater treatment processes. The two-year study, which will cost $590,546 with funding from the WateReuse Research Foundation and … Read more »

IoT to Open New Opportunities in Smart Buildings Market, Report Says

The Internet of Things could be a game-changer for companies that provide integrated solutions that can process and analyze large amounts of data that will maximize the operational and energy efficiency of smart buildings, according to a report released by Frost & Sullivan. Flexible, secure and cost-effective cloud-based applications that can convert building … Read more »

Cargill, Monsanto, P&G to Develop Sustainability Metrics for Farmers

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture along with its 75 members — including Cargill, Coca-Cola, Environmental Defense Fund and Monsanto — pledged to develop the next generation of farm-level sustainability metrics during a roundtable session at the White House. The metrics are designed to help growers measure and ultimately, reduce emissions, Field to … Read more »


Johnson Controls Scales Up Efficiency Program for Suppliers

Johnson Controls is scaling up a program aimed at helping small and medium-sized suppliers reduce energy use in their manufacturing facilities. The program will build on an existing pilot in which company energy experts visit the plants of their suppliers and train their in-house teams to identify and implement low-cost or … Read more »

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Sprint to Use Paper Made From Wheat Straw Waste

Sprint will test a new kind of paper made from 80 percent wheat-straw waste for its customer mailings as a sustainable paper alternative. The company says its the first to use wheat-straw paper for mailed customer correspondence in the US. The wheat-straw based paper will come from Prairie Paper Co., … Read more »

CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

Project to Use Data Center Waste Heat to Farm Fish

An environmental attorney and geothermal expert plans to redevelop an 8-acre brownfield in Ohio into a sustainable commercial sea bass farm that uses waste heat generated by an underground data center. The Foundry Project in will recycle waste heat generated from an underground data center and then use it to … Read more »

Walmart Sustainable Products Director Leaves for Company-Backed Recycling Fund

Robert Kaplan, Walmart’s sustainability director is leaving the US retailer to become managing director of the Closed Loop Fund, a recycling initiative that aims to provide 100 percent of US consumers with access to recycling where and when they need it. Kaplan had been serving as an advisor to the Closed … Read more »


Ericsson Launches Water Quality Monitoring Competition

Telecommunications giant Ericsson and the nonprofit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper are challenging students to develop innovative devices that can be used to remotely monitor the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper takes water samples on a weekly basis and conducting monthly river and patrols. The river, which borders Alabama, Georgia and Florida, supplies drinking water for … Read more »

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