One of the main problems in developing disused brownfield sites is the risk from the underground accumulation of dangerous gases. Now an invention from a university company that monitors the deadly gas methane lingering in earth pockets could lead to much more building on old factory or industrial sites.
Plans for a tidal-powered lunar clock have been showcased at an exhibition in London. It is set to become one of the most recognised landmarks on the planet and the globe's first public artwork to power homes.
Australia and China have signed an agreement that will pave the way for the installation of low-emission coal energy technology in Beijing.
Downer EDI Engineering Electrical of Port Melbourne received the 2007 Environment and Energy Efficiency Award when National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) members celebrated excellence in Victorian projects.
The second annual Eco Expo Asia will be held 27â€“30 October. This year it will highlight the theme of â€˜Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)â€™, as this has become one of the increasing concerns in both the environmental health and safety field and the general public.
Third-generation photoionisation detector (PID)-based instruments, the MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 are suitable for applications in industrial settings, environmental monitoring, indoor air quality and hazardous materials response applications. The products are intended for use where hydrocarbon-based chemicals pose a toxic threat. They can be used for both leak detection and industrial safety. The instruments both have intrinsic safety certifications for use in hazardous environments in the US and Canada.
Exair's Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD) is a handheld instrument that can locate costly leaks in a compressed air system. Leaks often account for over 30% of the compressed air consumed in industrial plants. A huge annual air savings worth tens of thousands of dollars is possible when the leaks are located and repaired. Testing the various unions, pipes, valves and fittings of a complete installation can be done quickly and effectively at distances up to 6.1 m away.
An Australian owned and run water technology provider has caught the wave of industry growth, announcing its third major acquisition in 18 months.
The Powerboss Eluma system provides a low energy alternative to high intensity discharge (HID) lighting. While matching or exceeding light levels of a typical 400 W HID light, the Eluma system will only use around 108-230 W.
Transpacific Industries Group (Transpacific) in association with Country Energy and the Bathurst Regional Council have announced the start of construction on a â€˜green energyâ€™ (landfill gas fired) power station at Bathurst Waste Management Facility in Bathurst, NSW.
Caltex and Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited (DBRL) have announced a major contract for supply of ethanol from DBRL's new ethanol plant to be built at Dalby in Queensland's Darling Downs.
National greenhouse emissions reporting will commence by 1 July 2008 through purpose-built legislation or the National Pollutant Inventory, according to the Council for the Australian Federation.
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels have accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over recent years, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new study into two very different attempts to introduce zero-emission vehicles by governments highlights how cultural differences can influence policy on technological innovation
Solar Systemsâ€™ mega scale solar power technology has been endorsed under the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6). Solar Systems technology generates electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions.