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Biobased corrosion-inhibiting lubricant safe for use on food processing equipment

| Materials

EcoLine® food machinery lubricating grease from Cortec® Corp. is a certified biobased, corrosion-inhibiting lubricant formulated with renewable American-grown natural seed oil. This environmentally friendly lubricating and rust-preventive grease is formulated for use in food and meat processing plants. Continue reading

NRDC opposes efforts to block DOE’s gas furnace efficiency standards

| Energy Efficiency

Congress should strengthen energy efficiency programs and adopt policies that would save taxpayer dollars, promote job growth, and cut pollution, not delay or weaken them, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Efficiency Advocate Elizabeth Noll told lawmakers.
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Induction motors compliant with newest standard for oil and gas industry applications

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Siemens Process Industries and Drives has announced that it can manufacture induction motors that achieve the American Petroleum Institute. Continue reading

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announces new Envision Review Board

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Leading firms have increased their revenue as much as 20 percent and cut supply chain costs up to 16 percent by implementing sustainable supply chain practices, according to a World Economic Forum report titled “Beyond Supply Chains—Empowering Value Chains.”
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Firms use sustainable supply chain practices to increase revenue, cut costs, boost brand value

| Air/Emissions

Leading firms have increased their revenue as much as 20 percent and cut supply chain costs up to 16 percent by implementing sustainable supply chain practices, according to a World Economic Forum report titled “Beyond Supply Chains—Empowering Value Chains.” Continue reading

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