With an output of 42.7 million tons, Germany was the largest producer of raw steel in the European Union in 2015. That makes the German steel industry an important economic factor, but it is also responsible for a significant amount of pollution. In fact, the industry accounted for 6.4 percent of Germany’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014.
BOSTON, Mass., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.
The new report analyzed publicly reported data on carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and mercury emissions from the nation’s 100 largest electric power producers, which account for 85 percent of the nation’s power production.
February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - "Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations.
Caterpillar's energy intensity down 28%, electrical energy use is 27.4% renewable or alternative
As part of an ambitious waste and energy-efficiency project, Advanced Components & Systems Division — Joliet Hydraulics, converted the process steam system to electric, ordered a compressed air leak inspection and implemented a regular audit and communication process. The project began in January 2014 and yielded cost savings of about $212,000 by the end of the year, with nearly 2.4 million kWh and over 1,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. Natural gas savings in the same period were about $41,500, with 320 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided.
Combined heat and power greenhouses capture waste and CO2
Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to keep the greenhouse warm and heat water that is also stored in large tanks to continue warming the plants throughout the night.
Facility team reduces overall power consumption, avoids 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions
6 Sigma Black Belt Maheswaran Govindan served as project lead and change agent for a major electric power conservation project at Caterpillar in Thiruvallur, India. The team used statistical modeling and analysis to identify opportunities to reduce the facility’s overall power consumption. The results were dramatic. By the end of 2014, these initiatives had already avoided 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saved the plant more than $234,000.