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Green Power Partners using one billion kWh of onsite green power annually

| Renewable Energy

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers updates to its On-site Renewables Challenge, an initiative created under the Green Power Partnership. The Partnership tracks all Partners’ annual combined on-site renewable energy use, updated quarterly. As part of the Challenge, the EPA invites Partners to increase the amount of energy they … Continue reading

ELM earns USDA-certified biobased product label for 10 products

| Materials

ELM Inc., Grundy Center, Iowa, has announced it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified biobased product label for 10 of its grease and lubricant products. The label verifies that the products’ amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA. Biobased products are … Continue reading

Water 2.0 Conference and Energy Efficiency Workshop – Nov. 3, 2014 – GE Aviation Centre – Cincinnati, Ohio

| Energy Efficiency

These conferences are co-located at GE Aviation Centre and registrants may attend both programs for one registration fee. Water 2.0 programming is from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. A lunch is included for both groups from 12 -1 p.m. Energy Efficiency Workshop program is from 1 – 5 p.m. Reception for both … Continue reading

Biobased spray can products contain no propellants, CFCs, HCFCs

| Materials

Cortec® Corp. has introduced EcoAir®, a line of compressed-air-powered, water-based spray can products. Designed to be fast-acting and safe to handle, the products are biobased replacements for hazardous chemical propellants. A four-layer EcoPouch is inserted into a can, which then is pressurized. Next, the pouch is filled with the liquid. … Continue reading

Dust collector’s filter clamping system ensures accurate tolerances

| Air/Emissions

Camfil Air Pollution Control has announced two updates to its line of Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors. The two improvements—one to the filter access door hardware and the other to the filter clamping system—provide enhanced ease of use, safety, and reliability, says the company. A new patent-pending … Continue reading

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