International Business Briefs: certification, greenhouse gas software, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment

In this week’s International Business Briefs, environmental certification allows a Japanese company to save over US$1 million, one of the world’s largest power producers uses software to manage greenhouse gas emissions, the launch of a new partnership for bioremediation in Mexico, and the purchase of wastewater treatment services in Canada.

Tokyo Metropolitan Water Authority has saved 145 million Yen (US$1.18 million) by achieving compliance with the British Standards Institute (BSI) 14001 series of environmental management standards, says BSI. One of the biggest water suppliers in the world, Tokyo Water has introduced a number of operational enhancements that came to light through the certification scheme. The improvements include a reduction in the use of purification chemicals – which were being over used, and 100% recycling of sewage sludge.

California-based Exelon Generation, described as one of the world’s largest power producers, has selected to use ESP’s (Environmental Software Providers) Greenhouse Gas Suite software for the management of its greenhouse gas inventory, reduction projects and portfolio information, says ESP. Exelon has worked along with other companies to help ESP establish a solution that meets its needs.

US company Sub-Surface Waste Management Inc has announced that it has signed an agreement with Mexican company Servicios Ecólogicos Especializados to provide environmental consulting, engineering and bioremediation services at sites polluted with petroleum hydrocarbons. The partnership will work throughout Mexico.

And finally, Canadian company H2O Innovation (2000) Inc, which describes itself as a leading Canadian company in the application of innovative solutions for the treatment of drinking and waste water, has completed the acquisition of the common and preferred shares of three water treatment companies. The purchase is designed to allow H2O to acquire both knowledge and expertise in wastewater treatment.

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