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Sustainable Manufacturing: A Q&A With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox

June 30, 2015 3:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Mark Cox explains how going green is a boost for the mega-manufacturer’s bottom line.

Get An Umbrella Before It Rains

June 25, 2015 11:56 am | by Jon Wikstrom | Blogs | Comments

Why companies are preparing now for future environmental regulations.

UCLA Chemists Pioneer Long-Term Solar Energy Storage

June 22, 2015 1:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chemists said the technology was inspired by photosynthesis.

Five Hits At Paris Air Show: Vertical Lift-Off, Tiny Satellites

June 19, 2015 12:08 pm | by Maggy Donaldson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are five innovative technologies that stood out at this year's Paris Air Show.

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Solar Plane Waiting Out Weather Front In Japan

June 18, 2015 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The aircraft could be forced to wait out the weather for up to two months.

USDA Program Promotes Products Such As Plant-Based Bottles

June 17, 2015 8:06 pm | by David Pitt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

It's part of a government program designed to promote plant-based materials.

Slow Sales Cause Honda To Scrub Natural Gas, Hybrid Civics

June 15, 2015 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda sold only about 16,000 natural gas Civics since 1998.


Toyota Close To Unveiling 4th-Generation Prius Hybrid

June 12, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The current Prius gets an estimated 50 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Reaches $62 Million

June 11, 2015 10:19 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Costs are running at $3 million a day.

Carrying On A Legacy Of Integrity And Innovation: A Profile On The Bales Girls

June 5, 2015 4:53 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In their twenties, sisters Stacey and Sara took over their family’s manufacturing business.

By The Numbers: Manufacturing’s Reputation For Sustainability

June 3, 2015 1:57 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent study measured the public perceptions of corporate commitment to sustainability.

Slow Wind Might Be The Latest Thing In Sustainable Living

May 13, 2015 10:24 am | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

Wind turbine designers have recently developed their own tricks to beat the doldrums and build efficient wind farms for landscapes caressed with slow-moving wind.


10 Best Green Cars List

April 24, 2015 2:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Popularity in greener, alternative fuel vehicles has increased from 250,000 in 1995 to over 11 million as of 2011 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Apple Invests In Sustainable Solar Project, Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"It's important to us to tackle climate change everywhere we are," Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president for environmental initiatives, told The Associated Press.

The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 10, 2015 9:48 am | by Industrial Maintenance And Plant Operations | News | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.

New Concept In Solar Energy Poised To Catch On Across U.S.

March 7, 2015 1:12 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway. Community solar gardens first took off in Colorado a few years ago, and the model — also known as...

NAM Partners With Ecolab To Support Manufacturers Nationwide

February 18, 2015 10:20 am | by Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today named Ecolab Inc. an exclusive Manufacturing Partner to provide thought leadership at NAM regional and national events and engage with manufacturing executives nationwide. "Ecolab has consistently been an industry leader in providing water...


Report: Solar Energy Jobs Up More Than 20 Percent In 2014

February 17, 2015 5:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, | News | Comments

The U.S. solar energy sector employed nearly 174,000 workers in manufacturing, construction, engineering, sales and other industries as of November 2014, an increase of nearly 22 percent compared to the previous year. That's according to data compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit The Solar Foundation, which...

Report Projects Solar Energy Production To Surge In U.S.

February 12, 2015 2:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, | News | Comments

A recently released study projects solar energy costs will be able to compete with those of traditional electricity generation in most states within the next 15 years. The report from Scottish energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie -- titled, "Is solar the next shale?" -- asks whether solar-generated electricity is...

Neighboring States Clash On EPA Coal Energy Regulation

February 9, 2015 3:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Montana and Wyoming, despite having a similar relationship to the coal energy industry, are planning to approach the Clean Power Act from two opposite directions. According to Benjamin Storrow of the Casper Star-Tribune, the EPA’s plan would require both states to meet a carbon reduction target—21% for Montana and 19% for...

New Catalyst Could Pave The Way To A More Eco-Friendly Fertilizer

February 9, 2015 10:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Taking nitrogen from the air and converting it to ammonia under natural conditions is a process that has only happened in nature — until now. Scientists from Northwestern University recently became the first to develop a catalyst driven by light that can pull off the feat with no temperatures or pressure...

Highlights From The North American International Auto Show

January 16, 2015 12:09 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The first week of the North American International Auto Show comes to a close today at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan, and it has been a whirlwind week of new models with incredible technology. Here is a wrap-up of the biggest news of the week...

"Greening" The Manufacturing Industry

January 16, 2015 9:43 am | by Monica Gomez | Articles | Comments

Going “green” is not only good for the environment—it is also good for the wallet in the long run, and it helps boost the social capital of a company. According to environmental news website Clean Technica, there are two primary ways to be considered “green” in the manufacturing industry. One way is to create...

Detroit Auto Show: Long-Range EVs Set Auto World Abuzz

January 16, 2015 9:23 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest headlines coming out of this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show was GM’s Chevrolet Bolt, a long-range, all-electric concept car that can travel 200 miles on a single charge and will reportedly cost around $30,000, after rebates. That range is nipping at the wheels of Tesla’s Model S sedans, but...

SAP Conference For Environment, Health, And Safety Management

January 15, 2015 4:33 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Events

Join T.A. Cook and SAP, at the annual SAP Conference for Environment, Health, and Safety Management, taking place in New Orleans on February 24-25, 2015. At this event you will you will discover how your organization can leverage SAP EHS to improve business performance. The event will kick-off with four...

Researcher Uses Crustaceans To Make Bio-Food Packaging

January 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

It can take 100 to 400 years for petroleum-based plastic bottles and films to biodegrade. It’s an issue that is known to be clogging our water ways — one study estimates that there could be 270,000 tons of everyday plastics floating in the world’s oceans — and has helped...

Philippine Farmers Harvest Power From Grass By The Acre

January 14, 2015 10:38 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Wild elephant grass, also know as Napier grass, is one of those wonder plants that needs little water and few nutrients to produce copious crops on fallow lands. Since it can be used for grazing, it has allowed farmers from Africa to Asia to amp up food supplies for their cattle...

After Convention Ends, CES Recycles Exhibit Materials

January 12, 2015 5:42 pm | by Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press | News | Comments

As exhibitors at the International CES showcase for consumer electronics packed up their booths last week, workers were just getting started recycling what was left behind. Convention-goer badges become room keys, vinyl banners get a new life as ice-skating rink covers or shade tarps and massive...

From Bullet Trains To Bag Bans: CA's Major Environmental Reforms Of 2015

January 7, 2015 12:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, | Articles | Comments

California has a well-earned reputation for pacing its fellow states in environmental regulations—from the California Environmental Quality Act more than 40 years ago to a slew of new laws taking effect this year. With no end in sight following an ambitious inaugural address this week by newly re-elected...

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