Using glycerol from a used cooking oil-to-biodiesel fuel conversion, engineering students developed a soap that is used to clean campus lab equipment and wash hands.
Recycling, and to a greater extent tolling, decouples used solvent generators from the high cost and volatility of virgin solvent prices.
- By Paul DeVeau
- Apr 11, 2011
A University of Alabama graduate student is using Clostidium pasteurianum bacteria to break down a biodiesel waste product and find uses for its byproducts: butanol, propanediol, and ethanol.
BMI+ImageNet helped the bank adopt a reduce, reuse, and recycle attitude in its print environment.
- By Herb Stebbins
- Jan 21, 2011
New survey findings are released; WhitePages and its Ban The Phone Book initiative announces $10,000 research grant to examine the environmental and economic impact of printing, distributing and disposing of the phone book.
The non-profit business will involve 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star appliances, and both solar hot-water heating and solar photovoltaic technologies.
Pennsylvania communities collected a record 5.48 million tons of recyclable materials in 2008, according to Gov. Edward G. Rendell.
The City of Phoenix Public Works and Street Transportation departments have signed an agreement with Ameresco to provide lighting retrofit services, materials, and equipment for the installation of traffic signal LED lamps.
Oil-soaked plastic boom material used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is finding new life in auto parts for the Chevrolet Volt.
Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the University of California’s San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.
Amid the holly and jolly, don't forget to be nice and not naughty when it comes to recycling during the holiday season.
Preliminary emissions testing of a small-scale waste-oil power generator have found that the system generates low emissions.
The Salt River Materials Group’s Phoenix Cement Company Plant in Clarkdale, Ariz., achieved a perfect efficiency record for the third straight year.
Amid concerns of dangerously elevated lead levels in the reusable grocery bags many earth-conscious consumers have been using for several years, the Earthwise Bag Company Inc. and the Green Bag Company Inc. announced that regular, independent testing has confirmed their reusable grocery bags have consistently met federal standards.
A Sodexo pilot program at eight college campuses has cut kitchen waste by about one-third by tracking and monitoring food waste, lowering both costs and unnecessary methane emissions from decomposing food.
The global firm will seek to grow its business in developing countries while minimizing its environmental footprint.
Applicants have until Jan. 8, 2011 to submit their proposals.
The “Design for Reuse Primer,” a free e-book, looks at the untapped potential of material reuse through the perspectives of the architects, contractors, and clients committed to its use.
Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.
- By Bedanga Bordoloi, Etali Sarmah
- Aug 02, 2010