Sustainability

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Feb. 19, 2018 - Nestlé, in partnership with EDP Renewables, has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 per cent of the electricity load for five facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The agreement is a step forward for Nestlé’s goal to procure 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls, is accepting entries for its ninth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition
Dec. 12, 2017 - Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity.
Dec. 8, 2017 - General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Glass and glazing products producer NSG Group is a multinational supplier of architectural, automotive and technical glass for buildings, OEM and aftermarket replacement and displays, optoelectronics and glass fibre products. With principal operations in 28 countries and 27,000 employees worldwide, the company sells its products into more than 130 companies around the globe.
Oct. 28, 2017 - Coulson Ice Blast, a British Columbia startup that launched this February, recently commenced mass production of a new technology using blasted ice for industrial cleaning.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, has announced the Energy Star Challenge for Industry, encouraging Canadian industrial manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use and related costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct. 16, 2017 - When it comes to energy management, the key word is management, not energy. As such, all the rules of management apply, which means everything starts at the top. This reality determines everything. So how do we achieve effective energy management in a manufacturing setting?
Aug. 28, 2017 - Improving energy efficiency contributes firsthand to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving industrial competitiveness and increasing profitability.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Considering sustainability characteristics of your beverage plant conveying system? Whether your application is in the glass bottle filling, high-speed can filling, or can and glass container manufacturing, there are four key areas that should be given attention.
Aug. 1, 2017 - MillerCoors says it used 15 billion fewer gallons of water across its value chain in 2016, a reduction that can be attributed to changes in farming techniques that include tools and irrigation initiatives that use less water.
Jul. 14, 2017 - High temperatures are the most common cause of sensitive electrical and electronic components tripping or even failing, so users of manufacturing automation systems need to ensure that they are prepared for the summer heat.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Carlo Gavazzi has introduced the WM20 three-phase power analyzer, describing it as a new product range targeted to assist manufacturers and end-users in monitoring and managing escalating energy costs.
Apr. 14, 2017 - The HumanTool project being led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves the testing of new indoor temperature control concepts for adjusting spaces to individual needs. Energy is saved when unused rooms can be left unheated or uncooled. The final result of the project will be a completely new product.
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