5 Stories on Geosynthetics for Earth Day

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Geosynthetics have played a substantial role in making constructions more economical and more sustainable. In honor of Earth Day 2015, we’ve selected five of Geosynthetica’s most popular sustainability-related stories. IGS Video on Sustainability The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) sponsored the creation and promotion of its first major video project, “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Devel... »

Solar Landfills Returning with Geosynthetic Barriers

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The geosynthetics field had a brief foray into system-based, solar energy-generating landfill covers (2009 – 2012), but the waste management market was not fully ready for such a change. Still, the economic advantages of exposed and alternative capping systems (vs. traditional, thick, soil-covered caps) and the long-term performance indicators meant that it would probably not be too long before so... »

Algae Biomass Organization Announces New Board

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WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2014) – The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the election of eight members to its Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term. The group includes both new and existing (re-elected) members who will join seven current members of the Board of Directors. ABO’s board guides the organization in its mission ... »

African Venture Wins 2014 World Bioenergy Award

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The 2014 World Bioenergy Award has been awarded to Jörgen Sandström from Sweden. He is head of the company Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone, which on a commercial basis is not only replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy but also increasing the availability of energy, work and food. The prize was presented by HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at the World Bioenergy international conference and trade f... »

White House: US Energy Strategy and Economic Growth

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29 May 2014 – Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” detailing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and the profound transformation in the domestic energy sector since the President took office.  Thanks to this dramatic transformation and the President’s bold, aggressive plan, the United States has... »

VIDEO: Scour Protection for Offshore Wind Farms

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In “Secure offshore wind energy”, the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm exemplifies how geotextile sand containers (Secutex® Soft Rock) enable economical, technically sound and safe construction. Here, NAUE’s team summarizes the work and the beneficial impact geosynthetics are having on offshore wind energy. The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is located 35 km north of Helgolan... »

Huge International Interest in EU Biomass Conference 2014

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Editor’s Note: The biomass market has developed steadily, both through government incentives and through alternative energy innovation. Geosynthetic materials have been utilized in affiliated dewatering applications, containment, floating covers, algalculture, and other issues in biomass. The EU biomass market is perhaps the world’s most advanced, and Germany, with one of the most inte... »