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Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Article

This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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Sustainability, Clean Technology in Focus of First Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator Cohort

Collaboration with LaunchKC focuses on high-tech solutions that enable a sustainable future
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 9, 2019/3BL Media/ – Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of copper.

The RMI and ICA aim to harmonize expectations for responsible practices in the copper value chain by applying existing industry norms covering major environmental, social and governance issues.

AIDAnova Is the First Cruise Ship to Receive the “Blue Angel” Certification for Its Eco-Friendly Ship Design

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises has been awarded the “Blue Angel”, German federal government’s ecolabel, for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.

ON Semiconductor’s Top Notch Reclamation Center

by Lana Hall
Blog

In 2018, approximately 1,150,000 metric tons of scrap materials and 822 kilograms of precious metals from ON Semiconductor’s global manufacturing facilities were processed, sorted and sold for re-use. The reclamation of these materials recouped more than $29 million USD.  

The Energy-Efficient Production Line

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One of the pillars of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program focuses on the reduction of energy consumption. The IVECO plant in Valladolid, Spain, which recently achieved Gold status in WCM, demonstrates the extensive range of energy-saving initiatives across CNH Industrial’s facilities that support its sustainability goals in manufacturing.

Automotive Application Corner: On-Board Charging (OBC) for Electric Vehicles

by John Grabowski
Blog

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) have high-voltage battery systems used for propelling the vehicle. These battery systems require a means of charging them when not in operation. The most common systems use 300V-400V batteries, although some manufacturers are beginning to specify 800V battery systems as a means of improving vehicle efficiency. Regardless of the battery voltage or type, they need a method for daily charging.

ON Semiconductor In The News: Dr. Chakraborty, A Brief History of Batteries and EV Projects

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Read our roundup of news, announcements, and energy efficiency projects including an interview with Dr-Sudipta-Chakraborty, a brief history of batteries and much more. 

For more of On Semiconductor in the news, visit www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/InTheNews

GM Integrates Sustainability Into Every Part of the Business

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To reach a world with zero emissions, General Motors is always hunting for ways to save energy and be more energy efficient in every part of its business.

For these efforts and its continued leadership in energy management, General Motors has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the eighth year.

To learn more about the ENERGY STAR award and General Motors’ sustainability efforts, check out the 2018 Sustainability Report.

Using Virtual Reality to Design Better, Safer Products

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Lockheed Martin is home to one of the largest virtual reality (VR) laboratories of its kind in the world – the Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHIL) in Denver – where Lockheed Martin product-design and manufacturing teams test and validate products and manufacturing processes virtually before ever physically building a thing. 

Their goal? Reduce operator fatigue and discomfort, while maximizing safety and productivity. 

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