As heavy industries around the world continue to strive for cleaner, more efficient, and environmentally friendly energy storage, plenty of options in addition to cogeneration, or combined heat and power (the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time), are emerging.
dmg events and The Global Energy Show & ConferenceWhat’s on Show? Just the Entire Energy Value Chain
The world is in debate, and the subject is energy, whether traditional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, or solar, wind, geothermal, and other renewables. Meanwhile, regulators and power producers alike search for the holy grail that is a lower-carbon economy.
Borea ConstructionInnovation in Alberta: Bringing New Technologies to Solar Power
As Canada works toward total carbon neutrality by 2050, a future rich in renewable energy moves ever closer. Canada’s largest renewable-energy constructor, Borea Construction, is making renewable energy more accessible and smaller in size and environmental impact than ever before.
La GranaudièreRevitalizing a Community With Renewable Energy
The La Granaudière renewable energy project is currently underway in the Saint Michel des Saints region of Québec. The project involves constructing and operating a wood pellet plant capable of producing 200,000 metric tonnes of pellets annually, to be sold primarily in Europe. After more than five years of planning, the development broke ground in September of 2019 and is expected to be complete by end of the summer of this year.
AdvancedAgDoers, Dreamers, and Visionaries
Canada is one of the world’s biggest food producers, responsible for nutritious crops like wheat, corn, canola, rye, malt barley, soybeans, beets, and potatoes, to name a few. Pulses such as peas and lentils, chickpeas and beans—staples of Canadian farmers—are packed full of health-giving protein, fibre, and iron.
CLAAS of AmericaFarming For the Future: New Developments, Facilities and Labor Practices
In an era marked by changing climates and a rising global population, the world’s food producers need new tools to raise efficiency and output. From its U.S. headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, CLAAS of America is dedicated to its mission of improving efficiency and reducing losses using over a century of industrial experience. With new machines, new facilities, and new leadership, CLAAS and its North American division offer the latest in farming machinery.
Schnell Industries, Inc.Agriculture Gets Unique Solutions: And Everyone Gets a Yes
Founded by Fred Dueck in 1994 in a rented 600-square-foot bay in Manitoba, Schnell Industries Inc., quickly found its footing in constructing and maintaining farm industry machinery.
New Age Oilfield ServicesSmarter Thinking for a New Age
Since it was founded almost 20 years ago, Alberta-based New Age Oilfield Services Inc. has believed in doing things differently. A diversified oilfield services provider, New Age is not only a one-stop oilfield product and service provider, but a company committed to safety, quality, integrity, and sustainability.
Trojan Safety ServicesSafety on Site
Trojan Safety Services is an enduring family company that has provided occupational health, safety, and environmental services to companies in the oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, forestry and construction industries in Western Canada for nearly 30 years.
Hightowers Petroleum CompanyThis Gas and Diesel Downstream Wholesaler Goes Upstream and Electric
There have been some major developments since Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC), a prominent gas and diesel wholesaler based in Middletown, Ohio, was profiled in April 2021 in Resource in Focus magazine. This leading, family-owned, African American business has expanded into new markets and has ambitions of becoming a billion-dollar company.
EVs in Resource OperationsElectrifying the Way to Lower Emissions
Once thought of as something from the future, electric vehicles (EVs) are now here to stay. While rechargeable batteries are nothing new and can be found in everything from smartphones to handheld drills, vast improvements in technology have made rechargeable batteries lighter and smaller, yet with the strength to power mining trucks and other heavy stuff. Batteries that seemingly took forever to charge and with little operating time are yielding to batteries with much shorter charging times, longer-lasting charges, and better lifespans.
Is North America Next?Europe’s Energy Crisis
Natural gas shortages and skyrocketing electricity prices across much of Europe are forcing homeowners, local businesses, and major manufacturers to cut hours, reduce output, or go out of business entirely. How will North Americans handle blackouts and rising power prices?
Geo-Environmental Drilling Inc.Raising the Bar for the Geo-technical Drilling Industry
Geo-Environmental Drilling Inc. (GEDI) is a drilling company unlike any other in its field. Founded over thirty years ago, and based in Halton Hills, Ontario, it has earned a reputation for high quality services and safety standards.
Total Operations & Production Services (TOPS)This Texas Company Expands its Gas Compression Business
Total Operations & Production Services (TOPS) LLC of Midland, Texas, is on the cutting edge of gas compression. This fast-growing company offers a rental fleet of automated, electric-driven gas compressors that generate minimal emissions and collect vast amounts of real-time data that can be remotely monitored.
Peninsula PlasticsNew Products, New Ownership for This Family Firm
Big changes have taken place at Peninsula Plastics Ltd., a start-to-finish custom injection moulding company in Fort Erie, Ontario, since it was profiled in February 2021’s Resource in Focus magazine. There has been a change of ownership in this family firm and some exciting new products—including a cutting-edge plastic garbage can.
Premier Facility Management / Premier Compaction SystemsReducing Waste, Expenses, and the Carbon Footprint of Its Clients
Premier Facility Management (PFM) and sister company Premier Compaction Systems (PCS) offer practical and sustainable waste management and recycling services, solutions, and products. Based in Woodland Park, New Jersey, the Premier firms aim to shrink landfills, improve the environment, and lower costs for clients by reducing their waste transportation and tipping fees.
Classic Recycling New York Corp.Eat, (Don’t) Sleep, Recycle: Keeping NYC Clean and Green
It’s known as the city that never sleeps, and with countless types of businesses, tourists, residents, restaurants and entertainment, New York City produces a lot of trash at all hours of the day and night. Donna Chiaia helps keep the city she loves clean and green through Classic Recycling New York, her multi-generational family business that she proudly owns and runs with her sister and daughter, and which boasts more than 50 years of experience.
altE StoreShine On – How DIY Solar Power Pays Off
While Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson are sending rockets to explore space and make Mars habitable for humans, there’s a strong argument to be made for housekeeping changes on Earth, especially if you can’t afford to relocate to the Red Planet.
Geosource EnergyThings Are Heating up For Geothermal Energy
Geoexchange is how geothermal energy, generated and stored below the Earth’s surface, provides efficient and cost-effective heating, cooling, and hot water to a home or structure. Because the temperature below the surface of the earth remains constant, exchanging heat is more efficient, making geoexchange more sustainable than conventional HVAC, at a fraction of the financial and environmental cost. Known as geothermal heat pumps or ground source heat pumps, these systems use the stable temperature of the ground to store heat energy so it can be pulled back out and distributed into a building using minimal electricity.
Grasshopper Energy CorporationA World Leader in Sustainable Energy Solutions
2020 may have surpassed 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to global climate tracking by NASA and the UN. One clean energy company out of Canada is hoping that by helping businesses and communities shift their power needs to clean energy sources, it can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change.
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