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Conference attendees can get behind wheel of biodiesel-powered vehicles

| Air/Emissions

Fort Worth, Texas will host the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo from Jan. 19-22. Session topics will include state and federal policies, biodiesel myths, trade issues, energy security, diesel engine options, the work of student scientists, and heating oil standards. In addition to visiting the expo hall, attendees will … Continue reading

White House senior climate advisor to keynote wind energy symposium

| Renewable Energy

The AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium 2014 will take place Nov. 18-20 in San Diego, Calif. The event is a top-tier event where CEOs, VPs, directors, and other C-level executives can share successes, strategies, and lessons learned with their peers. The keynote speaker will be White House senior climate advisor … Continue reading

EPA issues large-facility greenhouse gas emissions report

| Air/Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its fourth annual emissions report for its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. The dataset details greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution trends and emissions by industrial sector, geographic region, and individual facilities. The EPA says that for reporting year (RY) 2013, more than 8,000 facilities … Continue reading

Skyonic to open first commercial-scale carbon capture, utilization facility

| Air/Emissions

Skyonic Corp., Austin, Texas, has announced it will open Capitol SkyMine, the first-of-its-kind, commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility, on Oct. 21. Located in San Antonio at Capitol Aggregates, an existing cement plant, the $125 million facility will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 tons/yr. through the direct capture … Continue reading

5 common-sense rules for tools in your energy toolbox

| Energy Efficiency

Most manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption. Fortunately, you can access tools and resources to achieve industrial energy efficiency. Kevin Totherow, business development manager, Schneider Electric, and Joe Harrell, assistant vice president, utilities, University of Cincinnati, offer their perspectives on how manufacturers can achieve energy efficiency. Duke Energy’s … Continue reading

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