Buffer STORY HIGHLIGHTS New York’s state assembly passed a limited ban on hydraulic fracturing Also known as “fracking,” it’s a controversial method of drilling for natural gas The EPA is studying whether fracking contaminates ground water (CNN) — New York could be the first state in the country to impose a limited ban on a [...]
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BufferThe most common question I field when I mention desalination is, “Doesn’t that take a lot of energy?” The truth is, yes, it does. That’s why you’ll not hear me advocate for desalination without strongly insisting on complementary conservation. We must redouble our conservation efforts by upgrading infrastructure intelligently and in no way excuse wasteful [...]
BlueTech methods mitigate the causes of climate change by making efficient use of water, thereby making efficient use of energy, reducing fossil fuel extraction (thereby reducing water usage still further) and reducing the release of pollutants like CO2 and mercury into the atmosphere and water supply.
BufferSpeaking of Resource Recovery, Canadian company BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc has announced plans to build a wastewater treatment plant at a copper mine in China. The plant will be a joint-venture with Jiangxi Copper Company. Construction is slated to begin Q3 2010 and cost $3 million, to be shared equally. The plant will purify produced [...]
BufferEcosphere Technologies’ agreement with Mid-Gulf Recovery Services has developed into a contract announced July 8th. The contract stipulates two Ozonix mobile water treatment units will be deployed on barges carrying housing quarters, to purify grey and black water generated by the personnel deployed to clean portions of the gulf. One unit has been deployed, and [...]
TaKaDu, who we’ve written about previously, recently announced they’ve partnered with Schneider Electric, a global energy management giant.
The partnership exposes TaKaDu to Schneider Electric’s customers in more than 100 countries, where TaKaDu will be deployed to identify inefficiencies in water management in an effort to reduce energy usage.
Seven weeks after the explosion on the Deepwater oil platform, oil slicks have inundated the shores of mainland United States. Traditional oil recovery methods have proved inept.
Ecosphere Technologies signed a letter-of-intent with Mid-Gulf Recovery Services, LLC to deploy Ecosphere’s Ozonix technology to clean up the “Gulf’s marshes and inland waterways,” according to Glen Smith, CEO of Mid-Gulf Recovery Services.
With their vast coastlines and open spaces, Western Australia can mitigate the effects of drought by looking to the seas for partnerships between advanced, efficient water technology and sustainable energy like wind and solar.
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