Combined heat and power greenhouses capture waste and CO2
Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to keep the greenhouse warm and heat water that is also stored in large tanks to continue warming the plants throughout the night.
Facility team reduces overall power consumption, avoids 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions
6 Sigma Black Belt Maheswaran Govindan served as project lead and change agent for a major electric power conservation project at Caterpillar in Thiruvallur, India. The team used statistical modeling and analysis to identify opportunities to reduce the facility’s overall power consumption. The results were dramatic. By the end of 2014, these initiatives had already avoided 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saved the plant more than $234,000.
March 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today released its integrated report for 2014, setting out the financial and nonfinancial factors that influence its performance. This year is the first time SAP has expressed in concrete monetary terms how changes in its employee engagement and employee health indexes affect its operating profit.
Higher recycling rates, lower CO2 emissions and commercialisation of the world’s first 100% bio-based carton mark a successful year on several fronts
March 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak made further progress towards its 2020 environmental goals during 2014, passing several important milestones in its journey to develop sustainable products, reduce the environmental footprint of the value chain and increase recycling.
March 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On the occasion of the ITB Berlin, AIDA Cruises and atmosfair are presenting a program that sets standards for climate protection in the still dynamically growing cruise industry. The program features direct reduction of CO2 ship emissions along with voluntary CO2 compensation for the cruises.
Charlotte, NC, February 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) celebrates today its fifty-fifth anniversary since its founding as a company by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes. The two inventors set out to create a new wall covering by laminating two plastic sheets with air bubbles between them. Although the invention never caught on as interior decor, the two men discovered their new material’s lightweight and insulating properties were very useful—first as greenhouse insulation and then as the packaginging material we now know as Bubble Wrap®.
December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, is supporting Costa Cruises in its path of sustainable business by upgrading its fleet with the latest LED lighting. More than 300,000 light fittings are being replaced across 10 ships with the MASTER LED and CorePro LEDTube solutions. The lighting project guarantees energy savings of up to 80 percent and a resulting huge reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
World’s largest cruise company releases 2013 Sustainability Report highlighting key initiatives from company and its nine brands; Company meets goal for 20 percent reduction in rate of CO2 emissions a full year ahead of schedule
November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, today released its 2013 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled it to meet its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent – a year ahead of its initial plan.
As a company with the next seven generations in our view, we care deeply about climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing our time. Our greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of product decreased 11 percent from 2012 – 2013 although our absolute emissions increased 4.5 percent. We will review our GHG emission reduction approach to ensure that we are driving the needed change.
Our decrease in GHG emissions intensity is due to the combined effect of these initiatives:
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 15, 2014 – Just as the making of BACARDÍ® rum is an exacting science, so is the crafting of every bottle bearing the iconic bat logo and prestigious Bacardí family name. Bottles for each distinctive brand in the award-winning rum portfolio are highly engineered – crafted for beauty and environmental efficiency.
One example is the bottle for BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails. Through careful, creative redesign, it now weighs 30% less than it did just a few years ago. That makes shipping more streamlined, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.