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Toray Plastics Launches Second Cogeneration Facility

Karen Henry

Toray Plastics has opened a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, Rhode Island, campus. The new cogeneration system produces electricity and steam for the Torayfan polypropylene film division and steam for the Lumirror polyester film division. The facility, which broke ground in August 2013 and came online in August of this year, will   …Continue Reading


Membrane Technology Generates Renewable Energy from Wastewater

Karen Henry

GE has combined anaerobic digestion technology with its ZeeWeed 500 wastewater treatment membranes to create the anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR). AbMBR generates renewable energy from industrial wastewater. According to GE, the AnMBR provides reduced energy consumption, energy recovery and reduced sludge production. It solves the issues associated with traditional anaerobic process by separating solids retention   …Continue Reading


Industrial-Scale Thermoelectric Generator Debuts

Linda Hardesty

Alphabet Energy introduced its E1 thermoelectric generator, which attaches to an exhaust stack to capture exhaust heat and convert it into electricity. The industrial-scale thermoelectric generator is the first product introduction for the company, which was founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Thermoelectrics use a temperature differential to generate electricity in the solid   …Continue Reading


Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of energy, environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator from LNS Research. Last   …Continue Reading


GSEP Releases Guidance for Measuring Energy Savings

Karen Henry

A new guide published by the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group offers organizations practical, step-by-step instructions on performing measurement and verification (M&V) processes on energy efficiency projects to assess their impact and performance. By providing a methodology that enables practitioners to credibly assess energy performance impacts, the document, Measurement and   …Continue Reading


Yokogawa Releases Energy Performance Software

Karen Henry

Yokogawa Electric, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has announced it will release its Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics) software in November. The software uses energy performance indicators to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between energy performance targets and actual performance and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance. The EP-Analytics   …Continue Reading


Fuel Cell Lift Truck Market Looks Bright, Providers Say

Karen Henry

There are some big advantages to using fuel cell lift trucks. Not only does it take far less time to refuel a hydrogen fuel cell lift truck than it does to swap out a battery for a conventional lift truck, but fuel cell lift trucks don’t require battery rooms and don’t experience power degradation during   …Continue Reading


Are Europe’s Green Energy Rules Driving Businesses Away?

Karen Henry

European Union (EU) laws targeted at energy security and pollution reduction may have cost the UK as much as $155.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.com. As a result of the laws, Business for Britain said in a recent report, companies are seeking out nations with lower energy prices. Business for Britain has launched a national drive   …Continue Reading


Ford, DTE Energy to Build Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Karen Henry

Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters will soon be home to Michigan’s largest solar array. The project, funded by DTE Energy, will provide employees with 360 covered parking spaces and 30 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles. An onsite kiosk will provide visitors with general information about solar power and details about the Ford carport. The   …Continue Reading


Laundry Industry Considers Long Term Energy Management

Karen Henry

The laundering sector is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by 35 percent over the next five years, according to an article in Laundry and Cleaning News International. Before embarking on this effort, the industry publication says that several factors need to be considered. Laundry and linen and uniform rental facilities must first implement any   …Continue Reading


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