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Black & Veatch Takes on Innovative South African Waste-to-Energy Project

August 3, 2016 - in Energy, News, Renewables, Uncategorized

Johannesburg, South Africa/Overland Park, Kansas – Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant…

U.S. Companies Look to Develop Waste and Water Business at IFAT 2016

Munich, Germany and Waldwick, N.J., May 26, 2016 — Against a dynamic backdrop of heightened environmental pressures, infrastructure safety and security…

TiE Hackathon Semi-Finalists Tackling the World’s Waste Problem

February 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Waste management is a significant problem for the world, which is why it was one of the topics chosen for teams to tackle at the January 2016 TiE Smart…

NEC and ASCAN to Launch Pioneering Smart Waste Collection Service in Santander

October 7, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance

MADRID, Oct. 7, 2014—NEC Corporation (TSE: NEC 6701) announced today that it is developing a smart waste collection solution for the city of Santander in Spain in partnership with waste management service provider ASCAN. The solution uses sensors that collect…

King County, Washington to Try New Envision Rating System for Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Transportation, Wastewater

King County invests hundreds of millions each year on major infrastructure for transportation and waste disposal. Incorporating sustainable development principles into these projects has long been a priority for county leadership. But until recently, sustainable…

Government’s Empty Buildings Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

March 16, 2014 - in Analysis, Facility Management

Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings across the country. Taxpayers own them, and even vacant, they're expensive. The Office of Management and Budget says these buildings could be costing taxpayers $1.7 billion a…

Atlas Copco Filtration Solution Helps Turn Nottingham’s Waste Into Energy

January 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

FCC Environment, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies, is using the latest energy-efficient compressor and filtration solutions from Atlas Copco to help turn waste into energy at its Nottingham waste processing site. The energy…

Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses?

August 16, 2013 - in Water

Debates about most smart meter installations have centered on projects at electric utilities. But intelligent networks and sensor technology could have an even more profound positive impact on aging water infrastructure around the world, according to several…

Can Cities Be “Resilient” and “Sustainable” at the Same Time?

October 29, 2012 - in Water

If you've successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what the weather's like. But weather is actually a challenge for…

Can Cities Be "Resilient" and "Sustainable" at the Same Time?

October 29, 2012 - in Water

If you've successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what the weather's like. But weather is actually a challenge for…