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Concrete Industry Issues Environmental Product Declarations

The North American Precast Concrete industry has released Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in three key precast concrete product categories: architectural and insulated wall panels, structural precast concrete products and underground precast concrete products. The EPDs will allow architects, engineers, building owners and other specifiers to better understand the environmental impacts … Read more »

Testing for Gases in Water Simplified

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to provide a simplified way to test for dissolved gases, such as methane and ethane, in water. Drilling companies’ environmental and testing laboratories will be able to use the proposed standard to ensure that drinking water is safe in areas in which hydraulic fracturing … Read more »

NREL Updates Cetane Data for Low-Carbon Fuels, Engine Development

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Members of the engine, vehicle and fuel industries, along with researchers, rely on these numbers to … Read more »

ASTM

ASTM Proposes Sustainable Manufacturing Standard

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to help industry adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by informing manufacturers how they can incorporate sustainability into their daily operations. WK35702, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes, describes methods to enhance resource efficiency, considering environmental impacts, at … Read more »

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Stormwater Filter Standard in the Works

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with EPA clean water initiatives, the standards and certification organization says. … Read more »

GOL Completes First International Flight with Alternative Biofuel

Brazilian airline GOL completed its first international commercial flight this week using farnesane, a recently approved renewable jet fuel that is made from sugarcane and produced by industrial bioscience company Amyris. The flight departed from Orlando, Florida on July 30, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. ET and traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil. … Read more »

GOL

Amyris Biofuel to Power GOL International Flights

Amyris has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, a renewable jet fuel that was approved for use last month. GOL has committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the biofuel on its US to Brazil … Read more »

Joule Sustainable Fuels Achieves ASTM Compliance

Joule’s Sunflow-D and Sunflow-J CO2-neutral fuels meet the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for diesel and jet fuel, respectively. Demonstrating ASTM compliance marks another step toward commercial readiness of CO2-derived hydrocarbon fuels, the company says. ASTM test regimes address a number of fuel requirements, such … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: RoHS Consultation, GBI Seeks Applicants, R2 Addresses Concerns

The RoHS 2014 Consultation No. 2, including a substance assessment of diisobutylphthalat (DIBP) and review of quantitative information for substances on a shortlist, is now closed, and contributions are posted on the consultation website. The 2013 consultation No. 2, concerning Exemption Request 2013-6, is due to close on April 11. A new … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ASHRAE and Green Building, R2, Global Recycled Standard

ASHRAE is for the first time partnering on the development of the National Green Building Standard, ICC/ASHRAE 700. Other organizations developing the standard’s third edition include the National Association of Home Builders and and the International Code Council. The Canadian government has proposed legislative changes to the Hazardous Products Act as a … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Kodak’s ISO 50001, ASHRAE Refrigeration Guide, LEED

Kodak‘s Osterode, Germany manufacturing plant has achieved the ISO 50001 energy management standard, with certification by UL DQS. Kodak recently announced that the plant would be expanding capacity to meet demand for Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates, which the company says are more sustainable because they completely remove the chemical processing step … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Sustainable Beef, IgCC Changes, Prop. 65 Reforms

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef for public comment, through May 16. The draft was developed by GRSB members, including producers and producer associations, the processing sector, retail companies, civil society organizations, and regional roundtables. California’s Office of Environmental Health … Read more »