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Process recycles plastic without using liquids

| Water

Phys.org has reported that Ak Inovex, a startup company from Mexico, has developed a process to recycle plastic that does not require liquids. The technology can process styrofoam, polystyrene, PET, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene using the same type of customizable machinery.The technology is said to process more than 90 percent … Continue reading

DOE announces $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicles

| Air/Emissions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will make more than $55 million available to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption. It also will support the department’s … Continue reading

Sensus demo lab brings to life meter reading, leak detection products

| Energy Efficiency

Sensus, Raleigh, N.C., has announced it is offering customers a chance to use its products at its Research Triangle Park demo lab. Simulating operations of the company’s offerings in a real-time, real-world environment, the lab brings to life the company’s integrated technologies of interest to public service providers, including utilities. … Continue reading

Fraunhofer Institute biobattery improves biogas plant efficiency

| Renewable Energy

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Energy and Safety Technology UMSICHT, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, have announced they have improved the efficiency of biogas plants. Their biobattery process supplies not only electricity and heat but also gas, oil, and vegetable carbon. These products can be used to produce electricity, as marine … Continue reading

Webinar to address renewable energy in Mexico

| Renewable Energy

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and B2BWebinars.net will hold an interactive web conference entitled Renewable Energy in Mexico Under the Energy Reform. The webinar will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET.  The background for the conference is the Mexican energy reform, which presents new opportunities … Continue reading

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