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Standard Biocarbon Corporation and Germany's PYREG GmbH Sign Exclusivity and Distribution Agreement

Partnership offers exclusive use of Pyreg’s state of the art pyrolysis technology in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.
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PORTLAND, Maine, July 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - CleanTech startup Standard Biocarbon Corporation (SBC), announced today an agreement with Germany’s Pyreg GmbH (Pyreg) for exclusive use regionally of their technology for processing biomass. SBC has two of Pyreg’s latest and largest plants on order and scheduled for commissioning in East Millinocket, ME in the first quarter of 2022.

Construction Industry Needs Whole Life Carbon Understanding to Hit Net Zero

New report calls for measurement and data sharing to set clear targets and rapidly change an industry that counts for 38% of global emissions.
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  • New report calls for measurement and data sharing to set clear targets and rapidly change an industry that counts for 38% of global emissions.
  • Authors estimate that less than 1% of buildings currently assess the whole life-cycle carbon footprint.
  • Report points way to halving emissions from global building construction by 2030 – with measurement and clear targets.
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  • New report calls for measurement and data sharing to set clear targets and rapidly change an industry that counts for 38% of global emissions.
  • Authors estimate that less than 1% of buildings currently assess the whole life-cycle carbon footprint.
  • Report points way to halving emissions from global building construction by 2030 – with measurement and clear targets.

Webinar: An Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Plan

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Professionals in our industry, as well as the agencies we work with, are increasingly seeking ways to incorporate equity into transportation and infrastructure projects. Join us in this discussion between the WSP project team and our client, the City of Raleigh, about their work together to develop the Equitable Development Around Transit Study. Their collaborative effort led to a citywide guidebook with toolkit of strategies the City can deploy to leverage transit investments for equitable development and sustainable growth.

Tokyo 2020: Sustainability Update Highlights Safety, Gender and Climate Change

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

Rockwell Automation Technologies Help to Light Eiffel Tower

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Rockwell’s advanced automation technologies recently helped to light up the Eiffel Tower.

To create the light show, a team from EOdev, a subsidiary of Energy Observer, built a hydrogen fuel cell-based power generator using Rockwell energy management technologies. The generator mirrors the one used on the Energy Observer – the world’s first hydrogen-powered ship. This first-of-its-kind light display was part of the city’s “Le Paris de l'hydrogène” event in May.

Paving the Way for a U.S. Infrastructure Supercycle

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Why the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan could spark a decade-long supercycle for building materials, spilling over to the rest of the U.S. economy. 6 takeaways for investors.

After decades of underinvestment, U.S. roads, bridges, ports, airports and transit systems could be closer to their own shot in the arm, with the introduction of the Biden administration’s ambitious infrastructure package.

London Is on Board With England's First Hydrogen-powered Double-deckers

by Jack Porter
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A fleet of 20 hydrogen double-decker buses has been released onto the streets of London to help cut toxic fumes and tackle climate change.

In what is believed to be a first for England, the £12m hydrogen double-decker buses are being introduced on the number 7 route in the capital, running between East Acton and Oxford Circus.

Qualcomm Partners With Georgia Smart City To Test Out Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology

Peachtree Corners, Georgia will serve as the testing ground for a new slate of technology including autonomous vehicles.
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By Jonathan Greig

Qualcomm has announced a new deal with the government of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Jacobs that will see the three organizations roll out a variety of technology related to Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology.

Conservation Is in Bloom at Franklin Park Zoo

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club teams up with Zoo New England for new Smartflower solar system and two solar-powered golf carts
Press Release

BOSTON, July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo is taking sustainability to the next level thanks to a $123,000 grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Steel Dynamics Sets Goal to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today announced a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 for its electric arc furnace (EAF) steel mill operations. To achieve this target, the company also set interim emissions reduction and renewable energy milestones to be achieved by 2025 and 2030.

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