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GE’s Water Treatment Technology Selected by Petrobras

With the upstream oil and gas sector seeking new water treatment technologies as companies move into deeper waters, Brazil’s state-owned oil and gas company Petrobras has approved General Electric’s new seawater sulfate removal (SWSR) nanofiltration membrane for use in water injection applications regarding sulfate removal. The decision came after GE performed a … Read more »

Climate Pact Signed by 12 International States, Provinces

Twelve international states and provinces yesterday signed a first-of-its-kind climate agreement to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. The dozen-state agreement, called the Under 2 MOU, provides a template for the world’s nations to follow as work continues toward an international agreement to reduce … Read more »

US Supply Chains More Vulnerable to Climate Risks

US Supply Chains More Vulnerable to Climate Risks

Lack of preparation currently leaves supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the US more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan, according to a report by CDP and Accenture. Supply chain sustainability revealed: a country comparison also finds suppliers in China and India deliver the greatest … Read more »

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

Eleven more General Motors’ facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The company’s running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada) Colmotores Assembly (Colombia) … Read more »

Novelis Commissions Largest Recycling Center in Brazil

Novelis has announced that it will increase the annual capacity of its recycling complex at Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, from 200,000 to 390,000 metric tons when fully commissioned later this year. The investment in the recycling center supports the company’s long-term commitment to increasing the recycled content in its products to 80 … Read more »

Clean Transport, Energy Efficiency ‘Could Grow GDP by $2.6 Trillion’

Government policies that improve energy efficiency and public transport could increase global economic output by as much as $2.6 trillion per year, and also save lives, reduce crop losses and tackle climate change, according to analysis from the World Bank and the ClimateWorks Foundation. The Adding up the Benefits report, … Read more »

Honeywell Green Fuel Powers World Cup Flights

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from UOP’s renewable jet fuel process will power 200 commercial flights on GOL Airlines during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the company says. The Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil. Each flight will use a blend … Read more »

Yingli’s Goal: World Cup’s First-Ever Carbon Neutral Sponsor

Yingli Green Energy plans to become the first-ever carbon neutral sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off today in Brazil. The company plans to offset all carbon emissions arising from its promotional activities in Brazil as part of its mission to help make the 2014 World Cup the … Read more »

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WRI Launches Agriculture Guidance to Manage Emissions

Agricultural companies can better measure, manage and report greenhouse gas emissions with Agricultural Guidance from the World Resources Institute. This sector is responsible for 17 percent of global GHG emissions but 75 percent of agricultural producers targeted by CDP do not report their emissions, WRI says. Unlike industrial sectors, agricultural … Read more »

Boeing, Embraer Partner to Develop Aviation Biofuel

Boeing and Embraer will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding, the research conducted at the center will focus on technologies that address gaps in a supply chain for sustainable aviation biofuel in Brazil, such as feedstock production and processing technologies. … Read more »

Brazil Proposes Carbon Credits Swap

Brazil is trying to offset carbon emissions caused by the 2014 Soccer World Cup it is hosting in June by offering owners of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games, according to Reuters. Carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the … Read more »

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Pepsico Commits to Third-Party Environmental Audits of Top Supplier Countries

Pepsico is committed to establishing a third-party audit program based on the social, environmental and human rights standards of its top sugar sourcing country, Brazil, by the end of 2014, according to the company’s new land use policy. Pepsico plans to create similar audit programs for its sugar supply chain in Thailand, palm oil … Read more »