DENVER--Novinda, a leader in non-carbon mercury removal solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its reagent for mercury emissions capture, Amended Silicates® HgX.
“Novinda is committed to developing and commercializing innovative technologies that address environmental compliance and minimize the economic impact to the power company and its customers”
AS® HgX delivers higher performance and improved economics for removing mercury from coal-fired power plant flue gas emissions.
In data from sustained long-term, full-scale power plant testing, AS® HgX delivered up to 60 percent greater performance to meet the same EPA Mercury & Air Toxics Standards (MATS) than Novinda’s first generation Amended Silicates® product – AS-022.
The Amended Silicates® platform, known for preserving the beneficial use of fly ash, having exceptional SO3 tolerance, being less corrosive to the balance of plant, and operating in a broad range of operating temperatures, delivers a robust performance across a variety of coal-fired power generation environments. The new AS® HgX product’s economics are extraordinary since it is commercially available at the same cost as Novinda’s first generation product.
“Novinda is committed to developing and commercializing innovative technologies that address environmental compliance and minimize the economic impact to the power company and its customers,” said Ed Williams, CEO of Novinda.
AS® HgX performance results are based on side by side testing at multiple full-scale coal-fired power plants in 2012 and 2013. The product is now commercially available for testing and long-term supply contracts.
Novinda is unique for its family of non-carbon mercury capture reagents, Amended Silicates®, which remove mercury with chemical reactions rather than through adsorption technologies. Amended Silicates® provides economical, consistent, and robust performance across a variety of power-plant configurations and operating conditions while preserving fly ash value. Amended Silicates® was named Product of the Year in 2012 by Environmental Protection Magazine, in the Air Quality and Climate category.
- Company has Recycled More than 15,000 Tons of Food Waste in the Past Year
- 2013 Earth Day Global Theme is “The Face of Climate Change”
- EcoScraps Encourages People to Begin Making Small Environmental Changes Using 10 Simple Steps
PROVO, Utah--In honor of Earth Day, EcoScraps is pleased to announce that in the past 12 months it has diverted over 30 million pounds of food waste from landfills, an environmental milestone equivalent to removing 3.5 million cars from America’s roads for a day. When left in landfills, food waste rots and releases harmful greenhouses gases such as methane, a more potent pollutant than those emitted by motor vehicles.
“Our mission at EcoScraps has always been to attack environmental problems head on in everything that we do, so essentially every day is Earth Day here at EcoScraps. It only takes small changes in the ways we live to make a big difference.”
EcoScraps, a provider of organics, chemical and manure-free lawn and garden products, is dedicated to doing all that it can to help better the planet and conserve its resources. Safe for children, pets and the planet, EcoScraps recycles produce waste that would otherwise be hauled into the nation’s landfills to create methane. By diverting waste from landfills to create its products, EcoScraps is significantly reducing damaging methane gas from being released into the air, which perfectly aligns with this year’s Earth Day global theme of “The Face of Climate Change.”
“Earth Day is a great opportunity for people to recognize and remember the importance of environmental responsibility,” said Dan Blake, CEO and co-founder of EcoScraps. “Our mission at EcoScraps has always been to attack environmental problems head on in everything that we do, so essentially every day is Earth Day here at EcoScraps. It only takes small changes in the ways we live to make a big difference.”
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the following 10 simple steps anyone can take to reduce greenhouse emissions, and EcoScraps encourages everyone to use these as a starting point to becoming more environmentally conscious.
1. Change five lights to ENERGY STAR lights
2. Look for ENERGY STAR products and appliances
3. Heat and cool your home smartly
4. Seal and insulate your home
5. Reduce, reuse, recycle
6. Use water efficiently
7. Be green in your yard
8. Purchase green power
9. Calculate your household’s carbon footprint
10. Spread the word of energy efficiency
EcoScraps is an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer that was established in 2010. Its process recycles food waste into nutrient-rich products that help plants grow healthier in the most environmentally friendly way possible. The company now manufactures its products in Utah, Arizona, Texas and California. EcoScraps has received several awards in its short history, including the 2010 Sparkseed Innovator honor, 2010 SOCAP Scholar and was named as one of the Top 25 Most Promising Social Ventures in America by Businessweek. To learn more about EcoScraps and its products, visit: ecoscraps.com.
JOIN NARRATOR JOSH DUHAMEL ON AN INSPIRATIONAL VISUAL VOYAGE INTO THE ASTONISHING AND REMARKABLE HEART OF OUR EXISTENCE
AVAILABLE APRIL 9, 2013 ON BLU-RAY™AND DVD
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California – Directed by highly acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Home) and narrated by actor Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Life As We Know It), Planet Ocean is a cinematic adventure that invites viewers of all ages to change the way they look at the ocean and appreciate its greatest natural mystery. Planet Ocean will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 9, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Through dazzling aerial and underwater imagery captured in extreme geographical conditions worldwide, Planet Ocean delivers an unprecedented journey into the least known regions of our planet. The stunning documentary aims to captivate as well as provide understanding of humankind’s relationship to the ocean and stress the urgency of making sustainable change. Brought to life with dynamic and relatable narration, this groundbreaking film can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Planet Ocean will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
· Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
· DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing the movie in more places, both at home and while away.
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
· THE MAKING OF PLANET OCEAN
· IN THE SKIES ABOVE RIO: Breathtaking images of Rio de Janeiro’s magnificent shores will inspire you with wonder and delight.
· UNDERWATER: Uncover the natural mysteries of marine life with Planet Ocean’s team of underwater cinematographers.
· SHANGHAI: Extraordinary aerial photography of Shanghai’s busy harbor underscores the significance of ocean commerce.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: April 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61126490 / 61126510 (CDN)
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Languages/Subtitles: English, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, and Swedish
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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Street Date: April 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61126491 / 61126512 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
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Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
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OSAKA, Japan--Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) deploys the 100 THOUSAND SOLAR LANTERN PROJECT, a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity, by 2018, the 100th anniversary of the company's founding. As the first stage in this effort, Panasonic donated 3,000 Compact Solar Lights (CSLs) to NGOs helping to solve social challenges in Myanmar in February 2013. In March 2013, Panasonic donated an additional 5,000 CSLs to NGOs and social enterprises in India, and then, plans to donate 2,000 CSLs*1 to refugees in Kenya.
[Video] What is "100 THOUSAND SOLAR LANTERN PROJECT"
[Video] Light of Hope in Cambodia -100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project
About 100 THOUSAND SOLAR LANTERN PROJECT
Currently, there are about 1.32 billion people worldwide living without electricity, mainly in developing countries in Asia and Africa*2. Many homes in these regions use kerosene lamps for lighting, but they pose the risk of fire and the smoke released by them is harmful to human health. Since they do not provide sufficient light, activities of people are significantly restricted at night. The lack of electric light in these regions means challenges in the areas of healthcare, education and the economy.
To help solve these challenges, Panasonic has been promoting corporate citizenship projects by utilizing its core competence. In April 2011, Panasonic donated 1,000 solar lanterns to Tanzania through a UN agency, followed by 2,000 lanterns to Cambodia through 15 NGOs in March 2012. Thanks to the bright light of these lanterns, users can effectively carry out healthcare, education, and economic activities even at night without health risks. Some households have reported lower expenses since they do not have to buy kerosene.
Toward 2018, Panasonic will continue to donate solar lanterns to developing countries. The company is striving to help improve living conditions in these regions and to help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
*1 In fiscal 2013 (April 2012 - March 2013), the initial year of the project, Compact Solar Lights were donated instead of solar lanterns.
*2 Source: "World Energy Outlook 2011" International Energy Agency
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[Photo Album] Solar Lantern Project in India
[Feature Story] 100 THOUSAND SOLAR LANTERN PROJECT
The Institute for Green Business Certification (IGBC) announced today that Baleco Ecosolutions, a manufacturer and distributor of environmentally-friendly cleaning products in the city of Montreal, province of Quebec, has passed a comprehensive green audit and achieved the Institute’s “Green Business Certification”.
Baleco Ecosolutions, founded by Anie Rouleau, provides a full line of eco-products that are both efficient and price competitive. Their on-site refill stations not only provide continuous access to high quality eco-friendly cleaning products, they also significantly reduce the use of plastic containers thus helping to lower the use of plastic. Baleco believes that, for the industrial and the commercial markets, the sustainability efforts should be communicated to customers, employees and shareholders. For the residential market, it is a simple way to make a big difference.
Philippa Settels, IGBC’s Eastern Canadian representative, said it is amazing to see products being formulated without the use of harsh chemicals, such as the traditional triclosan, ammonia and bleach, found in most cleaners, which have been related to many health and environmental issues. Philippa said she is very pleased that the second Eastern Canadian business to complete IGBC’s green audit and achieve certification is located in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec. “People here are becoming increasingly conscious of the environment and the need to live in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way – and I’m sure that many businesses in the region will soon follow the example of Baleco Ecosolutions to gain their green certification,” she said.
IGBC President, Garry H. Peterson, compliments the company for their high standards and commitment to the community’s environmental health and well-being, and he congratulates them for achieving Green Business Certification. “Baleco Ecosolutions is a leader in the environmental movement and the survival of our world,” Peterson said.
The Institute for Green Business Certification (IGBC) – with offices around the world – is the first international organization of its kind to certify businesses’ environmental practices. It uses a comprehensive Green Audit that is becoming a model for what it means to be a “green business”. The Green Audit evaluates a business in 10 different categories. IGBC’s certification process has been used by small, medium and large companies alike.
IGBC does not offer or sell products or training courses, and does not charge for its literature. It provides consulting to businesses and organizations regarding environmental management and sustainability. IGBC is accredited with the Better Business Bureau. For more information about IGBC, please visit: www.gbcertified.ca
Public · By MUS Sustainability Network
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
6:00pm until 7:30pm in EDT
Bronfman room 245
Interested in sustainability but not sure where that can lead you after graduation?
The MUS Sustainability Network together with Net Impact are bringing you a professional panel with a unique focus on sustainable careers. Speakers from various companies will be coming out to talk about their jobs and career paths as well as giving advice on how to get into the industry.
The organizations that will be represented are: - Four Green Steps (http:// www.fourgreensteps.com/)
- The SWAP Team (http://theswapteam.org/)
- McGill Office of Sustainability (http://www.mcgill.ca/ sustainability/)
- Cascades Fine Papers Group (http://www.cascades.com/ papers/)
The event is free for everyone.
Included are a panel discussion, followed by refreshments, food provided by Green Panther Montreal and some time for networking.
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Hope to see you there!
Speakers and Organizations:
- Aleece Germano, founder and board chair of The SWAP team
A multidisciplinary thinker with over 15 years of experience in digital. She has overseen the launch of many successful, innovative marketing and commerce initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, startups and nonprofits in various markets worldwide. She has a proven and consistent track record and expertise in e-commerce development and social marketing. She is the founder of The SWAP Team, which is a non-profit social enterprise run entirely by volunteers. It is the creator of “Take Off Your Clothes” – a giant clothing swap for charity.
Founded in 2007, The SWAP Team has formed chapters in Montreal, Boston, NYC, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg, Northampton (MA) and Quebec City, and is ever-expanding.
Learn more at http://theswapteam.org/ - Billy Yarrow and Jaye Yarrow, founder and president of Four Green Steps!
Four Green Steps is a one-stop online destination for all things green. As the largest green marketplace in the world, they offer over 50,000 products from sustainable vendors across North America. Check them out!
Learn more at http:// www.fourgreensteps.com/
- Valérie Cusson, Paper Specialist for paper users in Quebec, Ottawa, and Atlantic Canada at Cascades Fine Papers Group.
Cascades Fine Papers Group is a leader in the manufacturing of ecological fine papers and security papers in Canada. The Group uses 50% and 100% post-consumer fiber to manufacture its commercial papers and uses renewable and local biogas energy that is produced from the decomposition of waste buried in landfills.
Learn more at http://www.cascades.com/ papers/index.php
- Lilith Wyatt, Sustainability Projects Fund Administrator at the McGill University Office of Sustainability.
The Office of Sustainability supports McGill's mission to be a leader in on-campus sustainability initiatives and research. Their mission is to create a culture of sustainability at McGill - to encourage and unite the efforts of students, faculty, staff and administrators to incorporate principles of sustainability in university operations, campus living and learning and in its relations with the broader community.
Learn more at http://www.mcgill.ca/ sustainability/about/ office-sustainability
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.--ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international design, consulting, engineering and management services company announced today that it has become a global sponsor of Water For People, increasing its previous annual donation fourfold to a total of $100,000. Water For People’s mission is to help people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs.
“The partnership with ARCADIS is critical to helping us provide access to clean water and sanitation for everyone where we work and ensuring that this coverage lasts forever. We are grateful for our supporters who are part of the movement to eradicate water poverty”
ARCADIS has supported Water For People for many years as a regional sponsor, but its increased role as a global sponsor will allow the organization to increase their contributions helping some of the 1.8 billion people who lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion who lack adequate sanitation facilities.
“Furthering our alliance with Water For People helps them bring safe drinking water and sanitation to areas in need, a cause in which ARCADIS truly believes,” said Steve Blake, CEO of ARCADIS U.S. “This would be important enough if it were just for the benefits of public health, but in many developing nations, this can also change the fundamental economic realities of their society. In some areas of the world people walk for miles carrying up to 40 pounds of water sacrificing time that could be spent on education and employment. At ARCADIS, we recognize that it we must take an active role in valuable programs like Water For People that preserve our natural resources for future generations.”
“The partnership with ARCADIS is critical to helping us provide access to clean water and sanitation for everyone where we work and ensuring that this coverage lasts forever. We are grateful for our supporters who are part of the movement to eradicate water poverty,” said Jodi Lundin, Development Executive, Water For People.
In addition to Water For People, ARCADIS has a partnership with UH-HABITAT through its Shelter program where the company sends its talented staff on missions providing knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485 or
ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 employees and more than $3.3 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at: www.arcadis-us.com.
About Water For People:
Water For People is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries. By working with local governments, the private sector, and partners, Water For People ensures that Everyone in a specific region has these basic needs met forever. This innovative approach reaches every family, every school, and every clinic, catalyzing transformative change for better health and economic development to occur. Learn more at www.waterforpeople.org. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.