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Alternative Fuel Sources to Transform Smart Cities, Fleets and Mass Transit

Black & Veatch, industry leaders to examine clean transportation ecosystems, from personal cars to growing commercial segment
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design, construction and integration of green transportation infrastructure, is looking beyond personal vehicles as it develops the role of sustainable transportation in smart cities. Next week, the company will sponsor VERGE and their Sustainable Transportation Summit. The summit brings together policy makers and private sector leaders for a critical focus on the sustainable movement of people and goods.

The Second Lives of Lithium-ion Batteries

First on the road, then at home: after serving their time in electric vehicles, recycled lithium-ion batteries make ideal stationary energy storage devices.
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Lithium-ion batteries are the untiring driving force behind electric mobility. They deliver their full output on board vehicles for at least ten years. Nevertheless, there always comes a point where a battery makes its last journey and is duly removed from service. But even after completing their automotive stint, there’s still life in these power packs. These batteries are veritable treasure troves of raw materials.

Risky Business: Unfettered IT Purchasing and Lack of Accountability Put Brands in Jeopardy

Blog by Carol Baroudi
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Sustainability leaders are known to quote Peter Drucker’s “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” though they may not know where the quote comes from. I’d add, “You can’t protect what you don’t know you have,” and “You can’t protect what you don’t control.” When it comes to protecting data, the environment and ultimately the brand, unknown and uncontrolled assets pose serious threats, and those threats are on the rise.

October Reveal for Chevrolet Colorado-Based Fuel Cell Vehicle

GM and U.S. Army TARDEC Project Will Field-Test Fuel Capabilities
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WARREN, Mich, August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

As Seen on The Guardian: What Will the Highway of the Future Look Like?

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Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has always been fascinated by public spaces. That’s why, as automakers dedicate more resources to the production of smarter, environmentally friendly vehicles, he’s on a related mission: to reimagine the roads on which those cars of the future will drive.

World Water Week Twitter Chat with BITC

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August 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- How can we use water for sustainable growth?

World Water Week 2016's theme is Water for Sustainable Growth. We all have a stake in a more sustainable future, including the global hotel and tourism industry. In fact, it is these industries that are taking active steps to address water issues that affect the whole planet.

New Ingersoll Rand® Rotary Screw Air Compressors with Variable Speed Drive Increase Energy Efficiency by up to 35 Percent

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DAVIDSON, N.C., Aug. 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Ingersoll Rand®, a global leader in compression technologies and services, has introduced new models to its revolutionary line of Next Generation R-Series compressors, which incorporate the latest advancements in variable speed drive (VSD) technology to increase air flow output by up to 15 percent, reduce energy costs by up to 35 percent and increase system reliability.

The Drawer of Many Cords

By Carol Baroudi
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For a long time, I’ve wanted to teach a course in popular literature exploring how social change is reflected in book series. When prolific authors’ works span years, even decades, you can see how social issues emerge and attitudes change. Fewer protagonists smoke. Minorities take prominent positive roles. For more than a decade, climate change has insinuated itself into the works of best-selling authors. And now there’s e-waste.

Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase

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August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This event in San Francisco, CA will feature a panel of VIP judges for a fun, festive, biomimicry-themed pitch session, starring seven teams from the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator.

Don’t miss seeing nature-inspired innovation in action, as the teams showcase their food system design solutions. Enjoy heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and opportunities to meet and mingle with the Accelerator entrepreneurs.

Click here for more information.

IAA Preview Mercedes-Benz Trucks

OM 470: more powerful, more economical and even lower emissions
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OM 470: more powerful, more economical and even lower emissions

Maximum efficiency combined with minimal emissions and outstanding performance: Mercedes-Benz Trucks is optimising its heavy-duty trucks to be exhibited at the IAA commercial vehicles in September 2016. The international motor show, in German known as  the Internationale Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), is the world’s largest motor show.The latest generation of the OM 470 six-cylinder in-line engine incorporates numerous new developments to achieve a further reduction in fuel consumption.

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