One-off webinar to equip businesses to tackle single-use plastics and lead transformation

To make a real difference, businesses need to start thinking about less obvious measures. It’s all about doing the right thing in a way that’s sustainable for the planet as well as your business”

— John Morgan, head of floorcare at phs

CAERPHILLY, UNITED KINGDOM, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Businesses wanting to eradicate single-use plastics are being invited to attend a live webinar hosted by sustainability website edie.net with waste management experts phs Group.

The special one-off webinar, hosted on January 17th at 2pm (GMT), will bring together a selection of leading retailers, manufacturers and economic experts presenting best practice case studies and insights into how businesses can achieve real breakthroughs when it comes to reducing single-use plastics from their operations, products and supply chains.

The panel of industry experts on the ‘Single-use plastics: How to lead a business transformation’ webinar include Fiona Ball, head of Sky Ocean Rescue, A Plastic Planet’s co-founder Sian Sutherland, Cranswick's site director of gourmet pastry, Andy Mayer, and phs supply chain partner Aquafil, an Italian company that gives new life to plastic waste. Maria Giovanna Sandrini of Aquafil will be discussing how small and simple supply chain decisions can deliver wider sustainability achievements.

“There is a huge onus on businesses to tackle single-use plastic and the resulting pollution,” commented John Morgan, head of floorcare at phs. “Of course a lot of the cause of plastic pollution is easy to identify in the form of packaging and consumables from bottles, cups and straws and measures are starting to be taken to reduce this. However, if businesses want to make a real difference, they need to start thinking about less obvious measures which can make a significant impact. It’s all about doing the right thing in a way that’s sustainable for the planet as well as your business.”

Maria Giovanna Sandrini of Aquafil continued: “The commitment to Research and Development, sustainability and excellence has allowed Aquafil to become a pioneer in innovation in the Nylon market, in a real way. These efforts culminated in 2011 with the launch of the ECONYL® Regeneration System, which enabled us to become a benchmark in the Circular Economy.
In 2013 Aquafil, together with a Dutch NGO and another company founded the Healthy Seas Initiative, through which ghost nets are recovered and then used together with other nylon waste into our process and become brand new ECONYL® regenerated. This incredible fibre is then supplied to phs to make floor mats. So everyone who steps into a business, retailer, office or school with a floor mat made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon is contributing to the clean-up of ghost fishing nets, which accounts for 46% of the ocean’s plastic waste pollution, simply by wiping their feet.”

Matt Mace, content editor edie, who is chairing the webinar, added: “This is exactly the sort of example that we want to explore. Taking on the challenge of plastic pollution isn’t an option anymore, it’s expected. Businesses need to review their entire operation to ensure that the ethos of sustainability is engrained into its core. It sounds like a big job but there are so many quick, cost-effective tweaks which will make you stand out as a business. We’ll be discussing how to avoid the unintended consequences of replacing single-use plastics, how to develop new partnerships to spur innovation and closing the loop in your supply chain to achieve a true business transformation. It’s a webinar which shouldn’t be missed.”

• The Single-use plastics: How to lead a business transformation webinar will be hosted at 2pm on January 17th. For details and to register, visit: www.tinyurl.com/saveplastic

ENDS

About us
phs Group provides washroom, healthcare and floorcare hygiene services to 90,000 customers across 300,000 locations nationwide. Wherever we’re needed, we’re on your doorstep.

phs provides vital services to organisations whether it’s disposing of sanitary waste and nappies, installing hand dryers, soap dispensers and air purifiers or supplying floor mats to prevent slips, trips and falls. You’ll also find phs working within the healthcare industry disposing of clinical, pharmaceutical and dental waste. Under the phs umbrella, different companies service a range of needs from plant and tree hire, specialist cleaning, compliance, workwear, providing consumables and supplying crates and boxes.

What makes phs different? A commitment to do the right thing. phs diverts hygiene waste from landfill and uses it to create energy to power homes through its pioneering and patented LifeCycle process. It’s helping clean up the ocean from plastic by using ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from waste such as ghost nets to create floor mats. It has patented products which deliver significant water and cost savings. Its air purifiers help to improve employee wellbeing.
By using phs, organisations can make a difference to the environment and their bottom line as well as telling a good news story. It’s all about doing the right thing.

Laura Windeatt
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Save the planet & reduce the ecological footprint of your website…

Better Robots.txt WordPress plugin

Better Robots.txt WordPress plugin

Better Robots.txt WordPress plugin

Save the planet with your website !

WHAT if you could reduce your site’s ecological footprint and, at your level, the greenhouse gas (CO2) production inherent to its existence on the Web?

The web activity in terms of CO2 production is equivalent to the production of CO2 from the aviation industry worldwide. And GOOGLE is responsible for almost half of it (45%).”

— Gautier Dorval

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — An idea, original, crazy some would say but which gradually, for more than 6 months, is making its way. How could a simple website help fight global warming?

To understand it, you have to immerse yourself in the world of the Web, search engines and how they work. Every day, new websites appear on the Internet that contribute to enriching, regardless of the content, the information available online. Thanks to search engines, whose mission is to crawl & index content in order to make it accessible online via simple requests, anyone, no matter where in the world they are, can access the most varied content, on their computer or cell phone. This is the beauty of search engines, of which Google is the most effective representative.

However, the process of crawling a site, which, it should be noted, is carried out continuously (all the time, or almost all the time) in order to make published information (including the most recent) accessible to anyone, is particularly energy consuming! This involves crawlers (spiders) visiting your website, from link to link, to detect the presence of new pages, content, changes to represent them as accurately as possible in search engine result pages (SERP). As such, Google, which has become in a few years the most widely used search engine in the world, excels in its ability to provide the most appropriate and relevant information according to the requests made by users. It is a clever mix of technology, algorithms, servers, power, etc. that allows your last article published on your site to be, in a few days, read, organized, referenced and made available in a few clicks to the first visitor interested in your subject.

And this work is titanic. To give you an idea, Google conducts more than 3.5 billion searches per day on behalf of its users, making them the main culprit, up to 40%, in the carbon footprint of the Web in general. In 2015, a study established that web activity in CO2 production (in terms of the use of millions of servers, cooling systems, etc.) was equivalent to the production of CO2 from the aviation industry worldwide.

But what can you do about it? After all, you and your website cannot be held responsible for this. You are doing your part and a priori, you have not asked Google for anything even if, in reality, you depend on it considerably (for traffic on your site).

In fact, what you could do, which could impact globally (if all users did) the production of CO2 emitted by Google to read the Web, organize the information and allow users access to it, would simply be to simplify the work that Google has to do, through its indexing robots (crawlers), when they visit your website.

You may not know it, but your website is not limited to the pages you create with your content, nor to what is visible in search results. Your site contains an astronomical amount of internal links, intended strictly for its operation, to generate interactions between pages, to filter results, to organize content, to allow access to certain limited information, etc. And when your site is made available for crawling by search engines, crawlers systematically try to visit all the links it contains in order to identify the presence of information, index it and make available. But, and this part is important, exploring/crawling your website requires power, a lot of energy, both from crawlers (search engine servers) and also from your own hosting server.

That’s why, very early on, in the continuous improvement processes of its crawling system, Google, for example, defined a limit to the number of links a robot could explore in a session. And the reason is simple. The power required by indexing robots to explore your site directly impacts the performance and efficiency of your website.

However, this limitation, called “crawl-budget” is not a general rule applied by all (known) search engines and certainly not by the thousands of “web” robots (“scrapers”) continuously visiting, copying, analyzing, the Web in general.So, if you could accurately tell crawlers, whoever they are (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, etc.) what they can explore and what is not necessary for your visibility, you could both ensure better performance for your website but ABOVE ALL, significantly reduce the energy (and therefore power consumption) required by your hosting server, Google and all other exploration entities on the Web.

So what can we do?

This optimization mission is the one that PAGUP, a Canadian SEO agency specialized in search engine optimization systems, has adopted by creating a “plugin” specifically dedicated to WordPress allowing very simply and in a few clicks, the optimization of a file, called the Robots.txt.

The… what?

The “robots.txt”. As incredible as it may seem, this whole crawling operation is done through a small file that each website has on its root directory (on the hosting server). This file has only one simple role, that of communicating with search engines. In fact, it is so important that when your site is displayed in a browser for a visitor, it is the very first file that is loaded. Just like when indexing robots explore your website, it is the first file that will be searched first, then read… to know exactly what to do with your site.

It is precisely by inserting precise “instructions” that it is possible to inform crawlers as to what they can read/index or not. The plugin in question, called Better Robots.txt, which had more than 10k downloads in 6 months, makes it possible, quite easily, to produce a robots.txt file optimized specifically for any WordPress site by refining the indexing work that exploration robots will have to perform for most search engines and a large number of other entities.

And it is free…

You now have the opportunity to reduce your site’s ecological footprint and the greenhouse gas (CO2) production inherent to its existence on the Web.

In any case, you & we all benefit.

Gautier Dorval
Pagup
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Advanced Vapor Technologies Announces TANCS “Mold Buster” Technology

Mold in Carpet

Mold in Carpet

Moldy Carpet

Moldy Carpet

Mold Study Chart

Mold Study Chart

Now, using TANCS SSV, wet carpet with mold can be restored even after a month goes by using a chemical-free process.

TANCS SSV is very efficient in eradicating mold in carpet after 24 hours, seven days, and 30 days of mold incubation time using only hot, low moisture steam vapor, and zero chemicals”

— Rick Hoverson, AVT

EVERETT, WA, US, January 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Vapor Technologies−the technology leader in Saturated Steam Vapor (SSV) cleaning and disinfection systems−has announced its TANCS “Mold Buster” Technology to remediate mold in carpet.

This is especially timely in U.S. southern states projected to have higher-than-normal wet-weather events this winter.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA’s) Climate Prediction Center, predicts "wetter-than-average conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and up into the Mid-Atlantic" from December 2018 through February 2019.

Wet weather and flooding leads to mold growth, and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) says mold is especially troublesome when it occurs in carpet:

"In many cases, if mold has grown on carpet, cleaning will not be possible … [and] if there is a large area of growth, the carpet will probably need to be replaced."

“Thankfully, there’s a solution to avoid carpet replacement in many cases,” noted Rick Hoverson, principal of Advanced Vapor Technologies, LLC. “A study of our TANCS SSV technology conducted by the University of Saint Louis, School of Public Health, found our system is very efficient in eradicating mold in carpet after 24 hours, seven days, and 30 days of mold incubation time.”

The study disproved the popular notions that mold cannot be significantly reduced in carpet after it has been wet 24-hours or more, and that all cleaning methods are equally effective.

Study Details

Sixty samples of wet carpet and foam padding were imbedded with Cladosporium sphaerospermum (spp) mold, then incubated for 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days. Mold colony forming units (CFU) increased from “1,300 per square feet in 24 hours to a maximum of approximately 9,200 colony forming units per square feet after 7 days with a slight decline in growth after 30 days incubation.”

Cleaning was compared using three methods: High-flow/hot water extraction; hot water and detergent; and TANCS low-moisture steam vapor.

The study concluded: “[Saturated TANCS] Steam was significantly better than the other two methods with 92-99.8% efficiency in reduction of Cladosporium sphaerospermum (spp)” over incubation times of 1,7, and 30 days.

“The other two methods had declining efficiencies of fungal removal over time, from a maximum of 82% and 81% at 24 hours down to 60% and 43% at 30 days for hot water/detergent and high-flow/hot water extraction, respectively,” according to researchers.

For more information regarding the study and TANCS technology, call 800-997-6584 or visit www.advap.com.

Allen Rathey
HFI University (HFI-U)
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World’s Preeminent Environmentally Responsible Chitin Plant Opens in Virginia, USA

Virginia chitin facility opens expected to usher in the chitin economy in the mid-Atlantic for medical, cosmetics, filtration, and food storage industries

The Ross Group (LSE:RGP)

Our sustainable, patented Ionic Liquid extraction process is free from the harsh treatment associated with caustic ‘pulping,’ the Chitin we produce has a higher molecular weight and greater purity.”

— John Keyes

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES AMERICA, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jan. 7, 2019 Chesterfield, VA – The world’s preeminent environmentally responsible commercial Chitin extraction plant is transforming shrimp shells (considered “waste” for landfills) into one of the most important substances for human and the planet’s health.

Mari Signum – Mid Atlantic (recently acquired by Premium Listed London Stock Exchange Company, Ross Group PLC) launched its unique operations on December 27th and promises to showcase the Richmond, Virginia and USA area as the global leader in both “green” chemistry and the source for high grade Chitin and its many diverse derivatives.

Traditional Chitin extraction, called “pulping,” uses a mix of caustic acids and bases whose runoff is environmentally toxic. “Pulping” is largely forbidden throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Mari Signum’s technology uses environmentally benign Ionic Liquids in a recirculating system – a pioneered process developed at the University of Alabama and now licensed to Mari Signum exclusively. This incomparable processing method replaces many industries’ reliance on toxic petrochemicals. The company’s patented technology earned a “Green Chemistry Challenge Award” October 15, 2018 from the American Chemical Society.

“Because our sustainable, patented Ionic Liquid extraction process is free from the harsh treatment associated with caustic ‘pulping,’ the Chitin we produce has a higher molecular weight and greater purity. It’s ideal for the most pressing human health, bio-tech, agricultural and environmental applications today,” said John P. Keyes, Mari Signum’s CEO.

The innovative plant takes shrimp shells once destined for coastal landfill “dumps” and separates out their two structural compounds: Calcium carbonate and Chitin, one of the Earth’s most abundant bio-polymers and biodegradable compounds.

Chitin is non-toxic and has potent anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. In its many forms, Chitin is key to innovations in medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, and mitigation of water pollution. Chitin contributes to a far-ranging spectrum of beneficial applications in human health and environmental benefits.

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First identified in 1811 and applied more than a century later to water purification, Chitin-based applications in medicine are at the vanguard of wound-treatment, surgical and organ repair technologies as well as cancer drug delivery vehicles to name a few. In agriculture, the use of Chitin is at the forefront of non-toxic bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers and efforts to enhance crop yield. Consumer product applications are as wide-spread as biodegradable plastics production, non-toxic and non-allergenic cosmetics’ preservatives, to wine-making and the extraction of uranium from seawater.

“We believe Mari Signum offers a viable, environmentally-responsible means of producing Chitin,” said Victoria White, chairwoman of the company. “At this stage, we may not immediately change the world, but we certainly plan on showing the world how to change.”

Richard Feldman
Mari Signum Limited
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Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard takes important step forward with regulatory design paper

Detailed design intentions include ~11% carbon intensity reduction for liquid fuels by 2030, addressing 75% of the 30 MT overall GHG reduction target

The consultations made clear that the reductions can be met with proven technologies currently operating at commercial scale around the world.”

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada released today the Regulatory Design Paper reflecting a year of intensive consultation on the national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The CFS will be implemented in 2022 for the liquid fuel stream, and in 2023 for gaseous and solid fuel streams, with 30 MT of annual reductions from all streams by 2030.

The CFS design includes the following key elements.
• Liquid fuels – of which transportation consumes 80% – will shoulder 23 MT of the 30 MT CFS total, with reductions to come from clean fuels such as biofuels, electric vehicles, renewable natural gas and hydrogen
• Reductions will also come from refinery improvement and upstream projects under protocols to be developed
• Cross-steam credit utilization, early period credit generation, and carry-forward of unmet credit obligations are amongst the additional compliance flexibilities for obligated parties
• A compliance credit market system to support clean fuel credit generation, trading, and regulatory compliance
• Canada’s Renewable Fuel Regulations’ volumetric mandate will be incorporated into the CFS at existing levels (5% in gasoline, 2% in diesel)
• Indirect land use changes will not have a carbon intensity factor, but measures will be adopted to protect against adverse environmental impacts

Advanced Biofuels Canada released the following comment by President Ian Thomson. “Our federal government has kept the promise that this would be a modern, flexible regulation using a proven, cost effective approach. Many stakeholders said that transportation was the logical place to find the majority of reductions, and the CFS design follows that recommendation. The design addresses a number of concerns expressed by fossil fuel producers, with a range of compliance options. The consultations made clear that the reductions can be met with proven technologies currently operating at commercial scale around the world. The CFS design sends a compelling signal to the global clean fuels and investment sectors that Canada is prepared to widely deploy these technologies in the decade ahead.”

“Further, expanding use of clean fuels gives consumers more choice at the pump and creates economic benefits both in cities and rural communities across Canada. Our abundant, sustainable resources can produce low carbon, advanced biofuels from agricultural and forest biomass and a variety of diverse waste streams.”

To complement the CFS, Advanced Biofuels Canada and other advocates have called for the federal government to work with industry to develop a Clean Fuels Plan to ensure that the economic benefits of the CFS are realized in Canada. A multi-year initiative would support domestic production and distribution of low carbon fuels and put Canada on the path for continued reductions after 2030. Alignment of carbon pricing and fuel taxation with the CFS objectives would be a core element of this plan.

Thomson added, “In the heated debate about how best to move to a much lower carbon economy, what is often missed is that BC, California, and others have been on this path for almost a decade, expanding their economies while using low carbon fuels with negligible impact on fuel costs. These regulations work; they’re smart because they increase market competition and, with improved clean fuel and clean vehicle options, consumers are the winners.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with 13 billion litres of worldwide capacity and rapidly expanding investments in Canada to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new clean growth investments. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

The clean fuel standards regulatory framework can be accessed at: http://www.advancedbiofuelscanada.ca/cfsregdesignpaper

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Shore Buddies successfully raised $10,544 from 132 supporters on KICKSTARTER in 16 days to fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

San Diego based company Shore Buddies, which makes stuffed animals from recycled plastic bottles, finished their KICKSTARTER campaign successfully.

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, December 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Diego based stuffed animal company Shore Buddies finished their KICKSTARTER campaign successfully on Sunday, December 16th and received full funding. The company which makes stuffed animals from recycled plastic bottles even exceeded their funding goal of $10,000 and raised a total of $10,544 from 132 individual supporters within 16 days only.

The KICKSTARTER campaign featured Shore Buddies’ first children’s book “Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean”. The book tells the story of 5 friends (the Shore Buddies) joined together in one mission to fight plastic pollution in the ocean. Find out what they discover and what you can do to help save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans. Shore Buddies is encouraging educators to use the book to teach kids about plastic pollution, recycling and ocean conservation. One of the popular packages of the KICKSTARTER campaign was the “EDUCATOR PACKAGE” which includes 2 copies of “Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean” and 3 of the stuffed animals made from recycled plastic bottles.

All stuffed animals as well as the book will be available for purchase at www.shore-buddies.com on December 18, 2018. For wholesale inquires please contact sales@shore-buddies.com

Malte Niebelschuetz
Shore Buddies
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MedPro Partners With PCIHIPAA To Offer Compliance Services to Healthcare Providers

Offering Addresses A Key Challenge for Many Organizations Seeking To Safeguard Patient Information (PHI)

Our partnership adds to our waste management solution and aligns with our strategy to save healthcare providers time and money”

— George Shanine, CEO MedPro

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MedPro, a leader in waste management disposal services, is pleased to announce its new partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting MedPro clients from the onslaught of HIPAA violations which include ransomware attacks and data breaches impacting medical and dental practices throughout the United States.

According to the site HHS.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), over 870,000 patient records were breached just in the month of July 2018. Protected Health Information (PHI) continues to be under attack as hackers strive to monetize the stolen data on the dark web. The types of HIPAA violations most often identified are:

1. Impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)
2. Lack of technology safeguards of PHI
3. Lack of adequate contingency planning in case of a data breach or ransomware attack
4. Lack of administrative safeguards of PHI
5. Lack of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment
6. Lack of executed Business Associate Agreements
7. Lack of employee training and updated policies and procedures

“At MedPro we are building a center of excellence for all healthcare providers. We vetted many HIPAA compliance providers and believe PCIHIPAA’s OfficeSafe Compliance Program is the right program to add to our current product suite. Our partnership adds to our waste management solution and aligns with our strategy to save healthcare providers time and money, said George Shanine, CEO, MedPro. “We are looking forward to working with PCIHIPAA and providing our clients with an added layer of savings, confidence, and peace of mind."

PCIHIPAA’s OfficeSafe Compliance Program provides a number of key features and benefits that enable busy practices and office managers to easily comply with HIPAA requirements. The OfficeSafe Compliance Program includes:

• HIPAA Policies and Procedures – a guided navigation to easily create, update, and record your HIPAA Policies and Procedures
• HIPAA Checklist – an easy checklist to follow the compliance status of your office
• Online HIPAA Employee Training – comprehensive training options for staff to provide insight into latest HIPAA Regulations
• HIPAA Compliance Webinars – education webinars to learn more about HIPAA Regulations
• PCI and HIPAA Data Breach, Non-Compliance, Privacy, Network Security and Ransom Insurance Coverage
• Identity Restoration for doctors and their families
• Encrypted Data Backup and E-mail Services
• Annual PCI Compliance and Certification (Annual SAQ / Quarterly IP Scans)

“We are excited about our partnership with MedPro. They have saved the healthcare industry millions of dollars on waste management services, and continue to push the envelope with helping healthcare providers. PCIHIPAA aligns closely with MedPro because we also help practices save time and money on Payment Card Industry and HIPAA compliance.” said Jeff Broudy, CEO of PCIHIPAA. “We are changing lives by removing the uncertainties surrounding compliance and patient data privacy and security issues. We find that many practices don't have the resources to navigate HIPAA law, and are unaware of even their most common vulnerabilities.”

About MedPro
MedPro was founded in 2009 out of a need for lower cost medical waste disposal services after hearing complaints about regular and frequent price increases within the waste disposal industry. The company began in Illinois and has grown into a premiere waste disposal company, servicing 44 of the 50 states. MedPro provides regulated pick-up, transportation, treatment and disposal services for regulated medical waste, biohazard waste, sharps, and pharmaceuticals (RX). They also provide a mail back sharps container service and safety compliance training.

About PCIHIPAA
PCIHIPAA is an industry leader in PCI and HIPAA compliance by providing turnkey, convenient solutions for its clients. Its OfficeSafe Compliance Program is “award winning” and takes the guesswork out of compliance while providing the assurance and insurance healthcare providers need to protect their future. PCIHIPAA was recently voted one of the Top 10 Healthcare Compliance Company’s of 2017. Learn more at OfficeSafe.com and PCIHIPAA.com

Jeff Broudy
PCIHIPAA
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CleanBC climate plan boosts British Columbia’s signal for renewable fuel use and production

Advanced Biofuels Canada lauds the Government of British Columbia for its new climate plan, with critical role for low-carbon renewable fuels

Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.””

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Government of British Columbia released on December 5th its CleanBC climate plan, which charts a path to 19 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable set of measures that put low-carbon biofuels at the forefront of the Province’s climate efforts. It also puts BC firmly in a leadership role on the national stage.

Highlights from the CleanBC plan include:
• Strengthening the low carbon fuel standard to a 20% reduction in fuel carbon intensity by 2030
• Supporting ramp up of new renewable fuel production to 650 million litres by 2030
• Zero-Emission Vehicles to make up 10% of new light duty vehicle sales in 2025, 30% in 2030, and 100% in 2040
• 15% minimum renewable content in industrial natural gas consumption, and cleaner industrial operations through electrification, CO2 storage, and direct air capture
• Improved energy efficiency in buildings

The 19 million tonnes of reductions in the CleanBC plan represent approximately 75% of the Province’s overall emissions reduction goal in 2030. The remaining 25% of the reduction measures will be determined over the next 18 to 24 months and will include new clean energy options, waste management, and reducing emissions in forestry, land use and agriculture. The CleanBC plan suggests that by 2030, over 40% of diesel and 10% of gasoline could come from biofuels.

Advanced Biofuels Canada released a statement today by President Ian Thomson. “CleanBC is sending an excellent signal at an opportune time. Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. The convergence in BC of sustainable feedstocks and robust technologies can spur new production of low-carbon biofuels and create sustainable jobs across the province, with existing biofuel options continuing to provide a foundation for new fuels. BC’s renewable and low carbon fuel regulation has already reduced emissions by 6.37 million tonnes between 2010 and 2016. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with rapidly expanding investments in British Columbia to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new investments and clean growth. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Government of Ontario climate plan signals expanded use of low carbon biofuels

Advanced Biofuels Canada applauds the Government of Ontario for stronger renewable fuel requirements and new incentives to expand use of low carbon biofuels.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On November 29th, the Government of Ontario released its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan with specific climate action initiatives that will require increased use of renewable and low carbon fuels.

Key elements of the climate plan:

1. Renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline will increase to 15% as early as 2025 under the Greener Gasoline regulation
2. Increased use of renewable natural gas and other lower carbon fuels will be encouraged
3. Large emitters will be subject to emission performance standards
4. A Carbon Trust Fund ($350M) and Ontario Reverse Auction Fund ($50M) will provide financial assistance for emissions reduction initiatives

The plan builds on the amended Ethanol in Gasoline and Greener Diesel regulations that come into effect January 1, 2020.

“With this plan, Ontario continues to address it largest single greenhouse gas emissions source: transportation. Today’s vehicles are using lower carbon, made-in-Ontario biofuels that can reduce these emissions further to meet Ontario’s 2030 targets,” said Ian Thomson, President of Advanced Biofuels Canada. “Building on federal action on liquid fuels, the province is signaling new demand for low carbon advanced biofuels. Sustainable agricultural and forestry crops and residues can provide these biofuels, as can urban and industrial waste streams.”

Advanced biofuels can reduce GHG reductions by up to 115% below fossil fuels.

Thomson concluded, “We applaud the new initiatives to expand use of advanced biofuels in Ontario and look forward to working closely with the Province to implement the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan measures. Incenting private sector innovation, with a welcome mat to low carbon fuel producers, will be critical to meeting the our climate goals.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. ABFC promotes the production and use of low carbon advanced biofuels in Canada, which our members supply across North America and globally. These companies have invested in processing and supply chain operations in Ontario and are actively bringing to market the next generation of low carbon biofuels. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on sound biofuels policies to expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new investments and clean growth. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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MSI Moves to New Office in Charlotte, NC

Maintenance Specialists, Inc. is expanding its presence in Charlotte, NC with a new office space that allows for expanded services and improved client support.

MSI has seen huge growth in the past few years. The new office is an important step toward our goals for growth. We want to to support our clients with a great team and a large menu of services.”

— Nick Ventry

CHARLOTTE, NC, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Maintenance Specialists, Inc. (MSI) today announced its new office location in northwest Charlotte, NC. The new, expanded location at 2828 Queen City Drive Suite E will allow MSI to offer new and improved services to its growing list of commercial and residential clients.

“MSI has seen huge growth in the past few years,” says Nick Ventry, Managing Director. “The new office is an important step toward our goals for growth.”

MSI began in 2012 as a small team supporting residential communities in the Charlotte area. It has quickly grown to a full-service commercial maintenance company serving clients across North and South Carolina. With this new location, they have expanded their team of specialists and support personnel. The larger staff has enabled MSI to take on larger clients, offer new services, and provide timely, friendly support for all clients big and small.

In addition to general handyman work, MSI is now able to offer full commercial preventative maintenance, plumbing, electrical, and cleaning services. Starting in 2017, MSI has also been offering snow plow services in the Charlotte area. They hope to grow their fleet and take on more clients this year.

“We want to be the go-to guys for all our clients,” Ventry says. “So we want to make sure to support our clients with a great team and a large menu of services. We can do it all.”

2018 has been a huge year for MSI. With a new office and expanded list of services, they hope to finish the year strong.

About MSI: Maintenance Specialists, Inc. has been providing quality commercial and residential maintenance services since 2012. MSI was established on a foundation of efficient service, exceptional value, and experienced staff. Our promise is to bring these principles to all interactions we have with our valued clients. For more information, visit us at www.callmsi.com or contact us at (844) 327-1986.

Nick Ventry
Maintenance Specialists, Inc.
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