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Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the west are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need for information, Bureau of Reclamation Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López announced today that Reclamation has awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects. The complete list of selected projects is available at http://www.usbr.gov/research. “Reclamation and its partners in the West are confronting an ever widening imbalance between supply and demand,” López said. “By investing in research to develop innovative solutions we can provide tools to guide a sustainable water and power future [...]
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International technology Group ANDRITZ has acquired Herr-Voss Stamco, Inc., headquartered in Callery, Pennsylvania, and is thus enlarging its service and product offerings for North American customers in the metals sector – Herr-Voss.com / ANDRITZ.com ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco has around 300 employees and generates annual sales of approximately 50 million euros. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price. ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco generates a major portion of its sales with service business. In addition to a very comprehensive service portfolio, the company is one of the leading suppliers of coil and sheet metal processing solutions for both ferrous and non-ferrous applications worldwide. [...]
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THE UK's first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road today which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that's unfit for human consumption, helps to improve urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines.Running on waste products that are both renewable and sustainable, the bus can travel up to 300km on a full tank of gas generated at Bristol sewage treatment [...]
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