Sustainability

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Sustainability May 26, 2022

Groups working together on energy management future

IfM Engage, University of Cambridge and ABB have teamed up to develop a blueprint for better and more sustainable ways of working.

By ABB
John Lee is the strategic manager of manufacturing intelligence at Matrix Technologies. Courtesy: Matrix Technologies
Sustainability May 13, 2022

Creating automation interoperability, sustainability at a resin plant, flour mill

It is crucial to understand business goals and requirements up front and to have ways to test requirements and measure automation project success. Control system integration projects reduced waste to zero in the first year; the other reduced delays and backlogs.

By John Lee
Overcoming financial hurdles, moving from analysis to action and establishing the culture for change.
Sustainability May 11, 2022

The road to net-zero: How to begin your decarbonization journey

It is critical to develop meaningful strategies to achieve net-zero targets and to begin to act now.

By Ari Kobb
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Sustainability March 19, 2022

Smarter lighting: For a brighter future

Combining highly efficient lighting technology, smart control and sensors, mean every aspect of the luminaire can be fully optimized.

By Jesús Fernández
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Sustainability February 1, 2022

Survey shows significant impact of industrial autonomy on environmental sustainability

Yokogawa's survey on environmental sustainability revealed the number of manufacturers moving forward with industrial autonomy is increasing.

By Yokogawa Electric Corporation
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Sustainability January 23, 2022

Smart AI-based system developed to improve sustainability

Rheality has partnered with Clean Engineering to commercialize a "smart" AI-based system designed to optimize fluid production.

By University of Birmingham
The latest high-performance LGVs for pallet movement offer improvements in battery performance, energy utilization, vehicle uptime, CO2 reduction and enable a more integrated and space-optimized facility.
Sustainability January 11, 2022

Laser-guided vehicles (LGVs) support sustainability in manufacturing and distribution

Laser-guided vehicles (LGVs) are used in manufacturing and distribution facilities for good reason

By Jim McMahon
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Sustainability December 31, 2021

Achieving quick ‘green’ wins from a steam system

As businesses rise to an increasingly complex set of energy and sustainability challenges, the need for sustainable solutions is greater than ever. Michael Hyde offers some insight into what can be done today to optimize steam systems.

By Michael Hyde
Duke Energy established the Mount Holly Microgrid Innovation Lab to help learn how to deploy new technologies for reliability and efficiency as microgrids become more common.
Sustainability December 17, 2021

Resiliency, sustainability and conservation best practices

Duke Energy helps customers with conservation, sustainability and carbon goals

By Jack Smith
Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su and colleagues found an economical and sustainable method for separating cobalt and nickel from each other for battery recycling purposes – making spent battery electrodes a secondary source of these valuable metals.
Sustainability December 3, 2021

Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling

Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.

By Lois Yoksoulian