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Companies Are Responding to Shareholder Calls to be More Sustainable

Stakeholders want companies to disclose what they are doing to run their operations in a cleaner fashion and to benefit their communities, especially when it comes to things like carbon reductions and waste management.

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GE Buys Metem, Expands Low-Emission Turbine Business

General Electric has acquired Metem Corp., in a move GE says will help it produce more efficient gas turbines with lower emissions. GE first announced its intent to purchase the technology provider in December. By bringing the cooling hole-manufacturing technologies in house, GE expects to streamline its supply chain and … Read more »

Why GE Sees a Digital Future for Oil & Gas

Why GE Sees a Digital Future for Oil & Gas

Digital technologies are the key to the oil and gas industry’s survival, according to a report by General Electric. Previous attempts at digitalization have failed because they never achieved enterprise scale. However, GE says new tools and technologies can help the oil and gas industry overcome past challenges and secure … Read more »

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GE Puts Desalination Tech ‘On Ice,’ Costs 20% Less to Produce Fresh Water

General Electric researchers at GE’s Global Research Center in Upstate New York are working with the Department of Energy to test a water desalination system that produces fresh water at low cost by using a salt and ice mixture. If successful, the water treatment technology could reduce the cost of … Read more »

GE Taps into $225bn IoT Market with Predix Software Platform

GE Taps into $225bn IoT Market with Predix Software Platform

General Electric unveiled Predix.io, a dedicated cloud environment for app developers aimed at tapping into the $225 billion industrial Internet of Things market. According to the company, Predix.io will create the world’s largest app marketplace for industry. GE is converging all software offerings on Predix and commercializing Predix-based operations to … Read more »

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GE Saves Power Plant 1.3M Gallons, $120,000 on Water Costs

A gas-fired power plant in Russia saved 1.3 million gallons of water annually and reduced water consumption enough to save $120,000 annually by using General Electric’s AZ8101 corrosion inhibitor technology. The power plant, TEC VAZ VoTGK, located in the Samara area of the Volga region of Russia, also decreased the … Read more »

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GE Treatment Technology Enables Wastewater Reuse

The West Texas city of Abilene has completed an installation of General Electric’s LEAPmbr advanced wastewater treatment system as part of major upgrades to the Hamby Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Despite heavy rainfall that has eased conditions in recent weeks, the city is continuing is efforts to prepare for water … Read more »

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GE Launches Waste-to-Energy Project with Aseagas

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Aseagas, which focuses on renewable energy, has inked an agreement with General Electric’s Distributed Power business to power its first waste-to-energy project in Lian in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The 8.8-MW facility will be a biomass power plant running with GE’s ecomagination-approved Jenbacher gas engines. The … Read more »

GE Technology Helps Refinery Cut Water Use, Emissions

GE Technology Helps Refinery Cut Water Use, Emissions

Compañia Española de Petróleos (CEPSA), a Spanish petrochemical companies, has adopted General Electric gas turbine technology at its Gibraltar-San Roque refinery to meet environmental emissions restrictions without reducing efficiency or increasing operational cost. Developed by GE’s Power Generation Services business, the fuel-flexible high hydrogen fuel DLN1 technology increased the gas … Read more »

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How the Process Water Industry Can Optimize Processes, Keep Costs Down

General Electric Analytical Instruments has released an Organics Monitoring Practical Guide and other resources to help the process water industry manage its monitoring needs to best optimize processes, keep costs down, and control the water treatment needs. GE’s new Organics Monitoring page includes industry links for papers, videos and graphics … Read more »

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Production Test Shows GE Engine Meets Tier 4 Emissions Standards

General Electric Transportation says the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine shows that its newest engine meets the EPA’s Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards, which took effect on Jan. 1, meeting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions reductions by at least 70 percent … Read more »