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Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions to 0.2 billion tons (GT) in 2050 — half the 2005 figure — as opposed to the 2.1 GT projected by current growth rates, according to Lux Research. Biojet fuel innovations, led globally by Honeywell … Read more »

Packaging Sector Driving Strong Bioplastics Market Growth

The $30.8 billion bioplastics market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by Big Market Research. Major drivers for this growth include growing environmental concerns and the packaging sectors moving towards biodegradable plastics, the report says. The bioplastics … Read more »

EHS

EHS Software Market a ‘Booming Growth Segment’

The global environment, health and safety software market will exceed $1.4 billion in 2020, up from $932 million in 2016, according to forecast by Verdantix. The market will grow at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years reflecting economic growth, industry dynamics, and private equity … Read more »

Concept of a ‘Continuous Product Lifecycle’ Evolves from Recycling

A one-dimensional focus on managing waste at end-of-life can have the unintended affect of blinding a company to oftentimes more impactful phases of the lifecycle. Recycling is a highly visible, feel-good activity that is easy to take part in, and curbside programs and single-stream collection have increased the convenience level to an … Read more »

Sustainability Programs Mature, Focus on Intended Outcomes

This article is sponsored by Dakota Software. The corporate sustainability programs of many companies saw 2015 marking the beginning of a new set of goals, which would seem to suggest that such programs are maturing, according to a new report from the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). Of particular interest, the report … Read more »

Distributed Energy Catching On, Energy Rate Hikes Not as Dire, Survey Says

This article is sponsored by Ecova. Forty-three percent of energy, sustainability, facility and finance professionals are seeking to use energy data to increase financial efficiency and guide budgetary decisions, according to the 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey from Ecova. The survey illustrates steady advances in organizational efforts to move the needle … Read more »

The State of EHS in 2016

The State of EHS in 2016

Most environmental, health and safety professionals feel their department is understaffed and say it won’t be growing in 2016, according to Triumvirate Environmental’s first annual State of EH&S report. The report analyses the direction of the EHS industry and forecasts trends for 2016 and beyond. Four trends from the survey … Read more »

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Advanced sensors enable a host of smart technologies and are driving efficiency and environment, health and safety improvements across industries, from plastics recycling to water management and manufacturing. Some 35 percent of US manufacturers are currently collecting and using data generated by smart sensors to improve operating processes, according to … Read more »

bio-chemicals

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

The global renewable chemicals market will reach $84.3 billion by 2020, up from $49 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.47 percent, according to a Research and Markets report. Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants … Read more »

EHS

5 EHS, Quality Management Predictions for 2016

The environment, health and safety sector saw significant changes in 2015, with increasing regulatory pressures such as changes to the OSHA fine structure and updates to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, according to an Intelex Technologies blog. The EHS software provider says the macro … Read more »

EHS

‘Robust’ EHS Spending Increases Forecast for 2016

Environment, health and safety executives say they will increase EHS spending in 2016, according to a Verdantix survey. The global survey of 312 EHS executives found that 10 percent of firms will increase spending in 2016 by double digits and 21 percent will spend between 5 percent and 9 percent … Read more »