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Greenpeace paints ‘illegal’ on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest


The activists painted the word "illegal" in Korean and English on the hull of the FV Premier, owned by South Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries. Activists also held flags and banners calling the ship "criminal" in response to accusations of wrongdoing off the West African coast. The nationalities of the activists are Fijian, Taiwanese, US, Spanish, Indian, French and Italian. "There is no place in the Indian Ocean or any other ocean for illegally operating vessels like the Premier. The South Korean government must immediately r... Read More »

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers


Duta Palma has a long history of deforestation, community conflict, illegality, and non-compliance with RSPO regulations. As recently as 7 April 2013, the district parliament condemned ongoing conflict between Duta Palma and local communities, which led to loss of life this month. “Duta Palma is a textbook example of why the RSPO urgently needs to tighten its standards and enforcement. Unless repeat offenders such as Duta Palma are expelled and the standard is tightened to stop deforestation, the RSPO will be rightly seen as a toothless tige... Read More »

GE Successfully Trials Breakthrough High Temperature Superconducting Technology for Next Generation Power Generation


"Hydrogenie" compact power generation technology tested in Rugby, England, runs at 50 Kelvin GE's Superconductive technology research offers significant advantages in efficiency as well as size, mass and weight reductions compared with conventional machines Impact on production of energy from alternative energy sources could be substantial The company has successfully completed trials of Hydrogenie, a power generator incorporating ground breaking technologies that enable highly efficient production of electricity in a small space. Hydrog... Read More »

GE Power Conversion Presents Advanced Electrification Solutions for Gas Liquefaction at LNG 17


PARIS—April 16, 2013—GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) will demonstrate its complete electrical portfolio for high requirement applications at LNG 17, the 17th  Annual Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), running from April 16 – 19 in Houston, Texas, booth 955 in Hall C. GE Power Conversion can provide the complete electrification solution for the LNG plant process. With extensive expertise in electrification and knowledge of LNG processes, its engineers have developed high-reliability systems and strong capabili... Read More »

GE’s Power Conversion Business Signs $80 Million in Additional Contracts for Electric Power and Propulsion Systems of LNG Carriers and FSRU


GE's Induction-Based Propulsion Motor Technology Is More Reliable, Helps Reduce Maintenance Costs and Improve Service Life Orders for Electric Propulsion Systems on 31 Vessels Recently Signed, Representing a Total Value of Contracts around $80 Million in the Las Six Months Alone Recent Contracts Awarded by Hyundai Heavy Industries and DSME Shipbuilders Demonstrate the Success of GE's Innovative Power and Propulsion Technology PARIS - April 17, 2013 - GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) announced today it has been awarded new contra... Read More »

ARCADIS expands environmental activities in Canada


ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced that it has acquired SENES Consultants Limited and its affiliated company DCS Limited.   SENES is a Canadian-based firm specializing in environmental, radiological and risk assessment services for the mining, energy, oil & gas and industrial sectors. DCS provides site assessment and remediation services and together they have approximately 250 employees and annual gross revenues of CAN$31 million (€23 million). SENES has six offices spr... Read More »

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opens Philips museum


Eindhoven, Netherlands – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), today officially opened the Philips museum in the city center of Eindhoven. Her Majesty the Queen symbolically switched on the lights in the museum by fitting a wireless LED lamp in a light sculpture to illuminate it. The opening ceremony was accompanied by music performed by members of the Philips Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, the Queen was given a guided tour of the museum. Visitors to the ... Read More »

Kremlin and Red Square Switch Off for the First Time for Earth Hour


Moscow/Singapore: For the very first time, Russia’s Kremlin, the residence of the President, and Red Square switch off for Earth to celebrate Earth Hour’s largest conservation outcome so far. Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, the most important site of Russia’s historical and political events, join a long list of the world’s icons participating in the largest environmental event which itself has become the iconic symbol of people’s commitment to protect the planet. In addition to the Kremlin and Red Square, around 100 landmarks across 70 c... Read More »

Siemens opens world’s largest wind turbine R&D test facilities


Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark. The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles. In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor blades, including the world's largest blade in operation with a length of 75 meters. In combination, the two facilities form the world's largest R&D test center for wind turbine technol... Read More »

MF-Folien introduces first film made from DSM’s EcoPaXX


DSM reports enthusiastic response to EcoPaXX - the green performer Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that its development partner MF-Folien GmbH in Kempten, Southern Germany, successfully introduced a new polyamide film based on DSM’s bio-based EcoPaXX® polyamide 410. MF-Folien is a leading expert in the production of polyamide film, and has been DSM’s development partner for EcoPaXX film from the outset. In 2011, the company was the first to create samples of 30 micron cast film fro... Read More »

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