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Biodetection app

Biodetection Product Guide App Available

A free app from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can help hazmat professionals choose the right biodetection technology. The product guide, a mobile version of PNNL’s online biodetection technology assessment, provides web links, equipment specifications and pricing on 31 detection technologies and 25 sampling products from about … Read more »

green building

Green Buildings Cost 25% Less to Operate

Green buildings cost less to operate and have a smaller carbon footprint, according to the US General Services Administration. Buildings.com reports on a post-occupancy evaluation study of 22 green federal buildings conducted by GSA and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The study compared one year of operating data and surveys … Read more »

PlugPower

Plug Power Awarded $650,000 DOE Contract

The US Department of Energy has awarded Plug Power a $650,000 contract to demonstrate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells to power the refrigeration units in semi-trailer trucks that transport perishable and frozen foods. Plug Power’s transport refrigeration unit (TRU) fuel cells, which will be based on its GenDrive technology, … Read more »

Akermin's pilot CO2 capture unit

Akermin Pilot Captures 90% CO2

Akermin says it has successfully tested its Biocatalyst Delivery System at the National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville, Ala. The pilot unit (pictured) has operated continuously for several weeks capturing close to 90 percent CO2 from flue gas with significant rate enhancement and no degradation in performance, the cleantech company … Read more »

Energy Retrofit ‘Disaster’ as Toronto’s $21.1m Project Fails to Deliver

The city of Toronto spent $21.1 million retrofitting 89 arenas and more than 50 community centers and pools, and doesn’t know if the energy efficiency measures produced any real cost savings, reports The Globe and Mail. The newspaper cites a report from Toronto’s Auditor-General that won’t be made public until … Read more »