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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

February 5, 2013
Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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Innovations in continuous drum processing of pasta, rice and vegetables

Overflow water heat energy captured; mid-process quench cycle introduced prior to chilling
February 1, 2013
Amidst efforts to reduce costs while improving sustainability, one critical objective for food processors is less energy and water consumption. Implementing energy- and water-efficient practices and technologies should be a senior management priority in food manufacturing plants.
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California city moves forward with wastewater for irrigation plan

January 30, 2013
The 500-foot pipeline will be part of a system that will irrigate a golf course, parks and vineyards.
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Phoenix water treatment plant installs solar power system

January 16, 2013
The city of Phoenix's Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant is working directly with the sun to produce energy for the plant, which produces 15 billion gallons of tap water each year.
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Robot turns human waste into electricity

January 7, 2013
As scientists try to develop new and sustainable methods for creating power, news of innovative technologies being implemented is not scarce. This one, however, may raise a few eyebrows.
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Global beverage manufacturer to participate in region's inaugural International Water Summit

January 4, 2013
The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 15-17.
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Gauging industry’s role in water reuse

GE survey says consumers see industry as ‘responsible’ in at least several ways
December 1, 2012
Industrial conglomerate GE has released results of a survey of 3,000 consumers in the U.S., China and Singapore, indicating Americans believe large water users are most responsible for contributing to water scarcity, and that they strongly support reusing water to help the U.S. drive economic competitiveness and protect the environment. Yet Americans’ understanding of water lifecycles and solutions falls behind those of survey participants in other water-challenged countries.
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Microsoft data center to utilize sewage-fueled power plant

November 27, 2012
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Microsoft is installing a stationery fuel cell power plant that will utilize renewable biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility as the fuel source to generate
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Global university program to promote water reuse

October 26, 2012
DENVER — CH2M HILL WaterMatch is collaborating with Net Impact to launch the new WaterMatch Makers University Program. This first-of-its-kind program channels the energy and creative thinking of students
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Majority of Americans support water reuse, survey finds

October 23, 2012
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Amidst growing water scarcity and concern about the future availability and quality of water, a new GE consumer survey unveiled today indicates that Americans strongly support
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