Zondits

Efficiency in Action, Uncategorized

Jack-O-Lanterns Add to Scary GHG Emission Levels

26 Oct , 2020  

Alex Schultz, ERS With fall comes cooler weather, apple cider, and Halloween décor: 151.95 million Americans plan to carve a pumpkin this year. Jack-o-lanterns provide a festive look to any front door, but they also represent a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions as they decompose. Talk about spooky! When a pumpkin ends up in […]

, , , , ,

Industrial Technology, Process

Carbon Dioxide Utilized in New Role in Chemical Industry

6 May , 2020  

This article was originally published on processinddustryinformer.com on April 30, 2020. VTT and its business partners have launched a two-year project to develop a concept for a process to capture and utilise carbon dioxide. The aim is to utilise the carbon dioxide produced during bioenergy production as a raw material for specialty chemicals. As certain […]

, , , ,

Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Colorado Finds Sustainable Mutualism with Beer and Marijuana

19 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on washingtonpost.com on Feb. 11, 2020. DENVER — The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like something out of the fever dreams of Willie Nelson: using carbon dioxide produced from beer brewing to help marijuana plants grow. Denver […]

, , , , ,

Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores Can Reduce Harmful Emissions by 95%

17 Sep , 2015  

GreenChill-certified-platinum

Cascade system earns highest GreenChill status Cooling Post, September 11, 2015. Image credit: dawnfu According to the EPA, a typical US supermarket leaks approximately 1,000lbs of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere every year. GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores reduce those emissions by at least 95%. This store is said to go further by reducing its annual […]

, , , , , , ,

Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

The Natural Refrigerant Set to Reduce Supermarket Energy Use

13 Mar , 2015  

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 13, 2015 Carbon dioxide refrigerant is being used in 200 Sainsbury’s grocery stores, replacing their old R-404A, hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant. This is not new, as many northern European supermarkets are switching away from HCF refrigerants. What makes this interesting is that the CO2 at these Sainsbury’s stores is created as […]

, , , ,

Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

How the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Regulations Could Be a Big Opportunity for Efficiency

18 Jul , 2014  

clean-energy-carbon-dioxide-regulations

In case you don’t have time to read through the 645-page rule to understand more about the regulation and how efficiency fits within it, we’ve summarized the key points here.

, , ,