Life Cycle Analysis – How LCA works

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Life Cycle Analysis – How LCA works

Life Cycle Analysis – How LCA works Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product’s complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. How LCA Works Life cycle analysis examines the environmental impacts of a product by considering the major stages of a product’s life, which are: Raw material acquisition, which includes material harvesting and transportation to manufacturing sites; Processing,which involves materials processing and transportation to production sites; Manufacturing,which includes product manufacture and assembly, packaging, and transportation to final distribution; Product life, which includes energy and emissions during normal product life, required maintenance, and product reuse (refurbishing, material reuse); and Waste management/end of life, which includes recycling, landfills, liquid waste, gas emissions, ENSURETM to Future Proof your business with ESATCO!…

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Lifecycle Perspective for ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

Lifecycle Perspective for ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems Getting a management perspective on life cycles in environmental terms is nothing particularly new.  But what is, is its direct incorporation into the latest version of ISO 14001:2015. The good news is that the inclusion of life cycles in ISO 14001:2015 doesn’t mean an intricate and heavily detailed analysis. The standard states in Annex…

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6 key benefits of ISO standards

6  key  benefits of using ISO management system standards can provide a number of key benefits to an organization: Improved business performance – Used as a business management tool, this will improve performance, drive real value, remove complexity, and embed continual improvement. Using standards ensures all business processes are integrated and aligned with the business strategies of the organization. Improved risk and opportunity management – Identify risks and opportunities…

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Emerging biogas offers Energy Solutions

“Garbage in —> Energy out” Biomass offers efficient, environmentally-positive generation and helps secure provision in a world where traditional fuels are subject to price fluctuation and adverse geopolitical influences. Developing countries such as Burma, Honduras or Nigeria, which all reported developments in the month, can more easily meet their growing electricity generation needs. “Large scale…

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Stanford scientists develop water splitter that runs on ordinary AAA battery

Stanford Report – Aug 22, 2014 Hydrogen gas is used to power zero-emissions fuel cell vehicles, but most hydrogen is made from fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. Stanford University Professor Hongjie Dai has developed an emissions-free electrolytic device that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen at room temperature. The device runs on an…

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Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

A Stanford study outlines how power from facilities such as the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert can be part of the state’s renewable energy future. A new Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by clean, renewable energy. The plan shows…

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3-wheel commuter car closing in on U.S. production

Commuter car with two seats, three wheels and gets 84 miles to the gallon, is close to US production. Phoenix-based Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny Elio, which has a starting price of US$6,800. The company plans to start making the vehicles next fall at a former General Motors Co. (GM)…

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First large-scale solar power will hit BC Hydro grid in 2015

Kimberley, B.C., will be home to largest solar project west of Ontario With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s no surprise that the City of Kimberley in the B.C. Rockies has its sights set on solar power. Today, the city is an alpine ski resort with world-class recreation. But it wasn’t always known for…

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Blue Nose II – just after recent sea trials

Esatco is proud to participate in the ISO 9001 verification audit of the construction process pertaining to the “BlueNose II” project on a recent visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Also visited Lunenburg, NS to see the Blue Nose II at dock after several sea trials.

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