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Campo Dalias desalination plant

Veolia Starts Up Campo Dalías Desalination Plant

The Campo Dalías desalination plant, one of the biggest in Europe, will begin producing more than 97 million liters of desalinated water per day beginning next month, according to Veolia, which designed, built and will operate the 130 million Euros ($144 million) facility. The desalination plant will supply drinking water … Read more »

How Spain’s Leading Province in Recycling Beat EU Target

How Spain’s Leading Province in Recycling Beat EU Target

Gipuzkoa, a province located in the Spanish Basque Country, has almost doubled recycling rates in five years, saving € 250 million ($280 million) and meeting European Union targets five years ahead of schedule. Zero Waste Europe executive director Joan-Marc Simon says this shows that the EU target of 50 percent … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hydrogen fuel cell

PowerCell Converts Toxic Waste to Electricity

Swedish fuel cell company PowerCell is leading a project to convert toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. Biogas2PEM-FC is an European Union-funded project coordinated by PowerCell with partners from Spain, Greece, Sweden and the UK. It includes a pilot plant in Andalucía, Spain. The waste from olive oil … Read more »

VOC emissions system

VOC Treatment Expected to Reduce 99% of Emissions

Environmental technology company Tecam Group has signed an agreement with Bol&For Impresores, a flexible packaging manufacturer, for the supply of one exhaust air reduction system for the abatement of gas emissions emitted during the production process. The regenerative thermal oxidizer system for volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions treatment will be installed … 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 »

UK Lags Behind In Plastic Recycling

UK Lags Behind In Plastic Recycling

Over 77 percent of total European plastic waste is generated by seven countries, and of those, the UK is the worst when it comes to recycling and energy recovery, according to a recent report by Wrights GPX Plastics. The report notes that although there has been a positive trend in … Read more »

cradle to cradle

Cradle to Cradle Product Registry Launches

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has launched a product registry designed to increase transparency from manufacturers. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Registry allows designers, builders and consumers to make decisions about products. The registry includes a certification scorecard, which summarizes levels achieved in five categories: material health, … Read more »

All-gas project

Toilet-to-Tank Project Produces First Algae Biomass Crops

A sewage-powered algae-to-energy plant that developers say is the world’s largest has grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Spain. Spanish water company Aqualia, which is leading the All-gas project, calls the milestone a “major breakthrough” for the project that aims to obtain a low-cost … Read more »

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