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Megafires and Floods: Making Climate Change Resilience Mission-Critical

Megafires and Floods: Making Climate Change Resilience Mission-Critical

When photos from the megafires that blazed through New Mexico appeared on the screen, several people gasped. The Cerro Grande fire in 2000 burned 43,000 to 48,000 acres and cost Los Alamos National Laboratory $331 million, not including productivity. The Las Conchas fire in 2011 cost $15.7 million. Then two … Read more »

Toyota, Dish Network Share Waste Management Strategies

Toyota, Dish Network Share Waste Management Strategies

Waste management, according to Toyota’s Ryan McMullan, is the “gateway drug” to employee engagement on environmental sustainability initiatives. At Environmental Leader’s conference, McMullan, who is Toyota Motor Sale’s environmental and safety manager, and Dish Network environmental safety manager Scott Chizanskos discussed commercial and industrial waste management strategies. Unlike supply chain … Read more »

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Failures at Los Alamos Lab Caused Nuclear Waste Repository Shutdown, Report Finds

Failures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory caused the shutdown of the country’s only underground nuclear waste repository, according to a report by the inspector general of the US Department of Energy. The audit report identified several major deficiencies with the lab’s procedures for the development and approval of waste … Read more »

Fuel Cell Projects Selected for First-Ever Award

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected 40 small businesses to receive first-of-its-kind technology-to-market Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards that total about $6.3 million. The award moves existing inventions developed at the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace and accelerates the … Read more »

Cool Planet

Contract Wins: OriginOil, ISI, Solidia Technologies, Cool Planet, Locus

OriginOil, developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, has signed its first pay-per-barrel agreement with Industrial Systems, Inc. (ISI) for a water treatment system integrating OriginOil’s process as the first stage of treatment. ISI will operate the EWS Model P160, … Read more »

IX Power

IX Power Develops Produced Water Treatment Technology

IX Power Clean Water has acquired the patent rights to OrganiClear from Los Alamos National Laboratory and begun commercializing the technology to filter and destroy toxic organic hydrocarbons in produced water without creating an additional waste stream. The company estimates the toxic water produced from oil and gas industry operations … Read more »

Contract Wins: First Solar, Kyocera, Alstom, Constellation

First Solar won a contract to build four solar power plants in New Mexico totaling 20 megawatts of generating capacity for PNM Resources.  The solar plants could be in service by the end of 2013, depending on project approval by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The four projects, which … Read more »

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