Canadian Manufacturing

Sustainability


  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Researchers find plants could have long-term solar potential

    September 7, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    Cambridge, Mass.: New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found the solution to degrading photovoltaic cells could be harvested in plants, as reported by MIT News. The sun’s rays can damage materials that are used to harvest

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    Linde Canada to supply Ont crumb rubber plant

    August 30, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    Mississauga, Ont: Linde Canada has signed a long-term agreement to supply liquid nitrogen to Liberty Tire and Rubber’s Brenner, Ont. plant. The multi-year deal is for an undisclosed amount. Liberty Tire, a US and Canadian crumb rubber producer, will use

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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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    Google buys 20 years of wind power

    July 21, 2010 by Canadianmanufacturing.com Staff

    Mountain View, CA: Tech blog and online news source Mashable has reported that Google has signed a power purchase agreement with an Iowa wind farm to buy its energy output for the next 20 years. Indeed, Google is so committed

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    World’s fastest electric vehicle makes pit stop in BC

    July 19, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    VANCOUVER: One of the world’s fastest electric cars made its first stop in Vancouver last week. The Racing Green Endurance (RGE) left Prudhoe Bay, Ala, on July 4, headed for Ushuaia, Argentina. After its 84-day journey through 14 counties, the

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    Domtar to build cellulose pilot plant

    July 16, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    MONTREAL: Domtar Corp. and FPInnovations have formed a joint venture to build a commercial-scale nanocrystalline cellulose demonstration plant at Domtar pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que. Construction will take approximately 20 months. The plant will cost about $32.4 million

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    Westport, Volvo sign engine development deal

    July 13, 2010 by Canadianmanufacturing.com staff

    VANCOUVER: Westport Innovations Inc. , a Vancouver-based manufacturer of alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, has signed an agreement to develop biogas- and natural gas-fuelled engine products with Volvo Powertrain, a subsidiary of Volvo AB, The two companies agreed to share

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    GE ups the enviro ante

    June 24, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.: General Electric has committed to invest an additional $10 billion in environmentally sustainable products by 2015. The company surpassed its pledged $5 billion in “Ecomagination” research and development investment in 2009, one year ahead of schedule. GE’s 2009

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    Canadian CEOs greener than most: PwC

    April 26, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    TORONTO: Executives at Canadian companies are more likely say going green is good business than their global counterparts, according to the 13th annual Global CEO Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Survey highlights: 79% of Canadian CEOs indicated their investment in