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    Exelon to buy Deere’s wind energy portfolio

    August 31, 2010 by staff

    Moline, Ill.: Deere & Company is selling its wind energy business to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for $9 million. John Deere Renewables consists of 36 completed projects in eight states with a total operational capacity

  • Conference preview: Protecting profits with cleantech

    August 25, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    What does the man who coined the term ‘cleantech’ more than a decade ago think about its promise today? Nicholas Parker, executive chairman and co-founder of the Cleantech Group (San Francisco), and one of the first to invest in sustainable

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    SNC-Lavalin awarded Alberta oil sands contract

    August 19, 2010 by Staff

    MONTREAL: SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction group, has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Grizzly Oil Sands ULC for its new Algar Lake steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility located near Fort McMurray, Alta. The project consists

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    $95M maintenance contract for Flint

    August 12, 2010 by Staff

    Fort McMurray, Alta: Nexen Inc. has selected Flint Transfield Services (FT Services) for maintenance contracts worth an estimated $95 million over three years. FT Services, a partly-owned maintenance company of Flint Energy Services Ltd. (Flint, the Company), will provide electrical

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    Tighten control of remote operations

    August 12, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Honeywell’s RC500 remote terminal unit. Photo: Honeywell MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ: Honeywell’s RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) gives industrial users more control over remote, automated operations such as those found in oil and gas operations. The modular and scalable controller easily

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    The latest poop on renewable energy

    July 22, 2010 by DE staff

    Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough toward producing electricity from sewage, by the use of new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity production about 20 times. The findings, recently published online

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    Technology helps cellulose mill tap wasted heat for energy

    July 5, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: Thermal Energy International Inc. is helping the Fortress Specialty pulp mill in Thurso, Que. use heat to augment its energy supply. Thermal Energy’s Forevergreen Energy Inc. subsidiary has signed a $1.8-million arm’s length greenpower purchase agreement with Fortress Specialty

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    A bump in the road to sustainability

    April 21, 2010 by Noelle Stapinsky, Features Editor

    For many, driving over speed bumps, potholes and cracks in highways causes irritation, but for a Welland, Ont., based inventor a bump in the road gave him an idea. After spending 11 years as a robotic welder at the now

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    Energy consumption down 1.3% in OECD: BP

    June 11, 2009 by Staff

    The largest incremental growth in world gas demand was from China, where consumption rose 15.8 per cent.Photo: BP PLC LONDON, UK: For the first time ever, the developing world leapfrogged OECD nations in the consumption of primary energy, according to

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    Oil sands developers want some eco-respect

    April 21, 2009 by Joe Terrett, Editor

    Furthermore, citizens on both sides of the Canada/US border have a dim view of the tar sands and the “dirty oil” produced there. Of course, 500 ducks dieing in a Syncrude tailings pond near Fort McMurray, Alta. last April has