Surveying the Greenscape
In “The profoundness of zero,” Editor Kate Bachman discusses how absolutes can push manufacturers to extremes of accomplishment that they
might not achieve with a less definitive goal.
One reader wonders why a magazine like Green Manufacturer hasn’t existed before; two others challenge the “print: bad; digital: good” mentality;
and another comments on the “The end of the Throwaway Society.”
The USGBC’s Greenbuild is coming to Chicago in November; Siemon has
achieved carbon negativity; Orion Energy Systems is awarded NSPE Product
of the Year Award; A hybrid electric fuel cell bus has made its debut.
Greif Inc. found a way to clean its steel in an environmentally efficient, cost-effective manner; Sinomatech Wind Power Blade Co. Ltd. streamlined its
design-to-manufacturing wind blade process with engineering software.
Green on the Hill
Columnist Stephen Barlas thinks the proposed EPA boiler standards could
burn a lot of companies; reports that 13 states’ permitting has not caught
up to EPA GHG rules; and lead exposure regulations may be coming.
Sustainable conveyor systems
Compare conveyors for efficient sorting, transporting.
Portable, fuel cell-based device turns scummy water into more than
20,000 gal. of pure water a day; Full-scale, high-temperature, superconductive (HTS) induction heater heats large aluminum billets.
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