Day: 28 June 2002
Business Briefs: water in Kuwait, China and North America, and cleaner diesel
In this week’s international Business Briefs, US$320 million for a membrane based water project in Kuwait, a strategic alliance for water treatment technology, wastewater treatment in China, and a distribution agreement for cleaner diesel in the US.
Japan leads the way with electronics recycling
Japanese electronics firms lead the world in environmental investments, according to a new report on recycling electronic equipment. The report also notes that government-run take-back systems within Europe are less effective than those run by industry.
Business Briefs: fridges, renewable energy, Welsh water, waste, and water company expansion
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, another fridge recycling plant opens in the UK, Scotland receives £100 million loan for renewable energy, Glas Cymru appears to be a success, a £10 million waste contract in Bradford, a wastewater treatment company states that it is to expand, and a new publication on public participation in decision-making is launched.
Will the Climate Change Levy deliver on improved energy efficiency?
The government’s Climate Change Levy is a valid method of motivating business to improve energy efficiency, particularly in comparison with emissions trading, according to a survey by London Electricity. But just how influential it has been in actually implementing new energy management initiatives is yet to be seen.
Group Restructuring Brings Further Growth At LETG
As part of its ongoing restructuring and consolidation programme, Peterhouse Group Plc has announced that with effect from July 1st, the shoring and survey businesses of ESS Shorco have been transferred to the relevant Peterhouse Group divisions that best reflect and serve the markets they operate in. Shorco’s survey instrument business will merge with IETG (Integrated Environmental Technology Group), its technology based data gathering and information management division. The business will be branded as Shorco Survey and will be encompassed under the IETG umbrella to provide hire, sales and service facilities for all types of survey equipment.
Strategic Alliance announced between Kvaerner Chemetics and Electrolytic Technologies
Kvaerner Chemetics of Vancouver, BC., and Electrolytic Technologies Corporation, North Miami Beach, FL., announce today that they have formed a Strategic Alliance to supply safer, cost effective technology to the municipal water and wastewater treatment market for the generation of chlorine, sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite.
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