Green & Clean

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Bio-Renewable Parts Cleaners work on larger industrial parts.

Apr 05, 2016

CleanBox Compact S, CleanBox Maxi, and CleanBox Mega , intended for use with cleaning agents CB 100/100 ALU, enable companies to replace toxic solvents with safer alternative and improves cleaning and degreasing efficacy for regular, large, and over-sized industrial parts. Compact S and Maxi are available in heated versions to increase cleaning efficiencies and non-heated versions for room... Read More

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Scientists pinpoint solar cell manufacturing process.

Apr 05, 2016

Looking for alternative to silver and lead oxide, scientists at NREL and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have focused on identifying the silver-contact reaction mechanism that occurs during manufacturing of silicon-based photovoltaic cells. Process involves silver paste screen-printed onto silicon wafer and then quickly fired in belt furnace at 750–800°C. Their paper, "The formation... Read More

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French Bioeconomy Cluster to support BIO's World Congress.

Apr 05, 2016

BIO announced that Europe's largest cluster of bioeconomy companies, IAR, will be a top supporting organization of BIO's 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. IAR represents more than 300 innovative companies and technology developers who produce biofuels and biobased products from agricultural residue and biomass. At this year’s conference, scheduled for April... Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Green & Clean

Bulk Case Floor Cleaner is available for high-volume users.

Apr 04, 2016

Supplied in 38 lb bulk case, ultra-concentrated floor cleaner keeps waste to minimum by requiring only one scoop per mop bucket to maintain proper dilution and control overuse. Combination of non-petroleum solvents and surfactants pulls grease, oil, and dirt from soiled floors and other areas in automotive maintenance/machine shops, industrial plants, and more. Non-toxic, biodegradable, and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Smart Building Solution targets small and medium businesses.

Apr 04, 2016

With Smart Building Solution, small and medium business owners can connect and control most important building assets, including lighting, doors and locks, refrigeration, and heating and cooling. Solution automates operations with pre-programmed business rules that take necessary action or alert on issues. Businesses can provide comfort, security, and management oversight to maintain optimum... Read More

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Global Gathering addresses PV role in energy prosperity.

Apr 04, 2016

Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes convened worldwide gathering of 50 experts from Germany, Japan, United States, and elsewhere to discuss the future of photovoltaics and assess its contributions to increasing global prosperity, energy security, and mitigation of climate change. During GA-SERI Terawatt Workshop, discussions centered on challenges that must be overcome to... Read More

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NREL Supports Native American Tribes with clean energy programs.

Apr 04, 2016

In 2008, Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe leaders established zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 100% renewable energy vision to power their community. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has since been helping that tribe refine its climate action strategy and GHG reduction goals. According to Blue Lake Rancheria Energy Director Jana Ganion, "NREL provides expert, practical support for... Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Laurel BioComposite Receives BPI Certification for Bio-Res PLA

Apr 04, 2016

Laurel, Nebraska — More than 4 billion petroleum-based plastic containers are used annually according to a recent study by Iowa State University. That’s 832,000 tons and less than 2 percent of that amount is recycled or re-used. In fact, the U.S. has generated more plastic in the last decade than has been mass-produced in the last century. With manufacturers and retail segments on the hunt... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission

Retrofit of Controls at Ulbrich on Steel Rolling Mill Increases Power Factor from 0.2 to 1.0

Apr 01, 2016

Advanced motors and drives replace old equipment, with estimated total cost of upgrade being recouped in less than two years of energy savings alone, thanks to regenerative drive technology from Siemens    Most coil steel companies spend considerable time repairing and replacing their line equipment, owing to all the factors one would expect in the heavy-duty world of coil... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

DLM Color Control works with araya5 LED light engine.

Apr 01, 2016

Interoperable with Lumenetix araya5® LED light engine, Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) Color Control consists of in-fixture control module integrated into DLM platform with wall box mounted astronomical clock and timer. This code-compliant circadian rhythm lighting system uses standard DMX protocol to communicate with LED drivers and controllers. Functionality enables control of... Read More

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Proposal covers lighting requirements for high rise dwellings.

Apr 01, 2016

Fourteen addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment from March 25 until April 24, 2016. Proposed requirements are similar to those in U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR program for high efficacy lighting. They will effectively eliminate use of incandescent/halogen sources as well as less efficacious... Read More

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NexSteppe Inc. CEO to receive Rosalind Franklin Award.

Apr 01, 2016

BIO announced that Anna Rath, President and CEO of NexSteppe, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award, which was established to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. In 2010, Anna founded NexSteppe to develop and commercialize optimized crops for renewable energy and fuel. In less than 5 years, Anna... Read More

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Test Method will analyze biodiesel samples from fires.

Apr 01, 2016

Proposed ASTM test method will help extract and identify biodiesel products in fire debris. Standard will help forensic labs analyze samples to determine presence of ignitable liquids and to help with potential cases of fuel tampering or contamination. Specifically, according to ASTM member Ronald Kelly, this new standard could provide an alternative way to characterize the fatty acid methyl... Read More

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Energy Department to Participate in Clean Line project.

Mar 31, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announced that Department of Energy (DOE) will participate in developing Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), which will tap wind generation resources in Oklahoma and Texas panhandle regions to deliver up to 4,000 MW of power via 705 mile direct current transmission line. This makes first use of Congressional authority conferred to DOE... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

First Installation Completed with Solar FlexRack's New Ballasted Solution, FlexRack Series B Cast in Place, Installed by Turning Mill Energy

Mar 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, announced today the installation of the first solar power generation system which utilizes its new FlexRack Series B3P-X racking system. The B3P-X racking system, together with Solar FlexRack's inventive Cast in Place (CIP) ballasted system, provides a robust... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Energy-saving Upgrades to Street Lights in East Rockaway, NY Scheduled to Begin Early April

Mar 31, 2016

Upgrades part of a self-funded energy performance contract with Johnson Controls guaranteed to save the Village more than $2 million MILWAUKEE – The Village of East Rockaway, New York, is upgrading 745 street light fixtures, beginning in early April, as part of an energy performance contract with Johnson Controls. Over the next several months, Johnson Controls will replace existing high-wattage... Read More

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EPA honors 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

Mar 31, 2016

U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE are honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Recipients of the 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Beazer Homes, The Home Depot, and Verizon. By offering energy-efficient products, services, and programs, awardees continue to... Read More

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DOE explores wind power to stabilize electric grid.

Mar 31, 2016

In 2015, researchers at National Wind Technology Center near NREL in Golden, CO, connected 1.5 MW wind turbine to the controllable grid interface test facility, which simulates real-time conditions of utility-scale power grid. DOE researchers are evaluating potential of wind farms to provide frequency-responsive back-up or "ancillary services" currently supplied to grid by conventional power... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Green & Clean, Labels Tags Signage & Equipment, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Thermal Transfer Printer can replace multiple label printers.

Mar 30, 2016

Offering Wi-Fi® to allow direct peer-to-peer connection without wireless access point, Energy-Star®-certified LW-PX800 enables multiple users to print to same printer from desktops, smartphones, and tablets. Built-in tape saving features are standard along with half-cut feature that facilitates removal, PeelGuard® trimmer, and Label Editor Professional for PC software. Printer uses PX... Read More

Green & Clean, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Isodaq Frog RTU Designed for Borehole Monitoring

Mar 29, 2016

Frog RX GSM/GPRS Datalogger Transmits Real-Time Data via Modem CHESTERLAND, OH – Ideal for borehole monitoring and other water monitoring applications, the Frog RX GSM/GPRS Data Logger is a rugged IP68 field telemetry device with a difference—it’s designed for rapid deployment at a low cost. The FROG RX is a remote outstation to monitor water level or flow and also generates alarms for... Read More