International Business Briefs: wind power, software, bioenergy, and ISO 9001
In this week’s International Business Briefs, a telecommunications company is to purchase all of its electricity from a wind farm; a new version of stormwater engineering software; restructuring of a bioenergy firm in Europe; and a microfiltration company has gained ISO 9001.
Socially responsible long distance telephone company Redjellyfish is purchasing 100% wind energy for its California and Minnesota offices in the US. The company will purchase its energy from a wind facility in Oregon, preventing the emission of 9.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide. According to the company, this is equivalent to planting 2.5 acres of forest, not burning 6.4 tonnes of coal, or not driving 24,000 miles.
US-based Haestad Methods has released the latest version of StormCAD, its premier software for stormwater engineering. Version 5.0 builds on the foundation established with previous versions, offering a complete approach to storm sewer design and analysis, says Haestad.
Canadian bioenergy company DynaMotive Energy Systems is completing interim private financing with assistance from its strategic partner, UK-based Rotch Limited. DynaMotive and Rotch continue to co-ordinate the restructuring of DynaMotive’s operations in Europe.
Microfiltration company Osmonics has announced that its Massachusetts facility has become the company’s first facility to achieve the new 2000 version of ISO 9001 Quality Management System. The facility manufactures flat sheet membranes, laboratory syringe filters and capsule filters.