On December 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products (including cells, modules, laminates, and/or panels) from China and Taiwan and its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of … Continue reading
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Chandler Slavin is the Sustainable Manufacturer Network’s newest board member. She is the marketing manager and sustainability coordinator at Dordan Manufacturing, an engineering-based designer and manufacturer of custom thermoformed packaging solutions, such as clamshells, blisters, trays, and components. The company, located in Woodstock, Ill., has 50 years’ experience providing plastic … Continue reading
CleanTechnica has reported that Nestlé U.K.’s Fawdon factory, maker of Rolo candies, is using leftover (unsold or rejected) chocolates and other residual raw material to generate electricity via a 200-kW Clearfleau power generation unit. It says the unit is based on anaerobic digestion that generates methane gas from waste product … Continue reading
Researchers at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the byproduct of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), is used in such products as plastic, paper, rubber, and paint. “We are turning the industrial solid byproduct … Continue reading
Douglas Battery™ has introduced two new battery chargers for industrial lift truck applications: the Legacy® Neo™ charger for applications in which space is limited and the high-powered Legacy® Insight™ HF charger that enables opportunity charge for a range of batteries. The Legacy Neo HF charger is a small, compact model … Continue reading