Next Steps for US Hydrogen Convergence

By Zachary Alexander on

The only real hydrogen convergence success in the United States has occurred in the area of material handling. Both large and small businesses have been quick to invest in hydrogen fuel cell powered forklifts because they can operate longer than battery powered ones and refuel faster. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, this means that …

Drought causes Senators to question Wisdom of Ethanol Blend

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Another sign that the drought griping the Midwest is taking its toll on the popularity of ethanol and other biofuels occurred today in the US Senate. Senators asked the EPA chief, Lisa Jackson, to reduce the ethanol requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). As written today, the amount of corn based ethanol will increase …

What will the loss of the Coal Ash Industry mean for America?

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According to the Huffington Post, the confounders that work for big coal have released a study complaining about the potential job losses in the “coal ash” industry due to EPA regulation. This is a typical dinosaur attack meant to delay response to techno economic changes. Coal Ash is a hazardous waste because it can contain …

Paper shows the value of Bioplatics to Hydrogen Convergence

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As you know, we at the ebTDesign Forum are huge advocates for algal carbon sequestration as a means of cleaning up hydrogen convergence from natural gas, landfill gas, and coal-bed methane. We also propose that the algae grown during this carbon sequestration process would be used for the production of bioplatics. The value of this …

Nuclear Industry has No Plan for Radioactive Wastewater?

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When the prime minster of Japan flew of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, he remarked that it was an example of “excessive optimism.” The same could be said of the nuclear power industry in the United States when it comes to nuclear contaminated wastewater. For years, the dinosaurs of the nuclear power industry have claimed …

Should Wastewater Treatment Plants be designed for Nuclear Fallout?

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In honor of World Water Day, we at the ebTDesign Forum suggest that it may be time to design and/or retrofit wastewater treatment plants to deal with nuclear contaminates. Yesterday, we talked about what would happen if America lost a major metropolitan area due to a nuclear mishap. It seems reasonable to continue this line …

Why can’t Congress acknowledge Techno Economic Changes?

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Critics of the current Congress have labeled it the most anti-science in history. We at the ebTDesign Forum would like to alert you to another danger associated with this Congress. It is unwilling to acknowledge techno economic change. Once, the nuclear containment buildings in Japan caught fire things changes from a techno economic viewpoint. Confounders …

What did EPA do to get the Bill Clinton Treatment in Congress?

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You can’t watch the nightly news without seeing a story about some lawmaker dumping on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most of the anti-EPA commentary is  shortsighted. We at the ebTDesign Forum describe this kind of dinosaur attack as the “Bill Clinton Treatment.” It’s a full court press by members of essentially one party against …

Ensuring LICs don’t get blindsided by Eco-Labeling

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The Financial Times published a story about the collaboration of major clothing makers, footwear manufactures, and their retailers on an eco-labeling standard. While this was big news overseas, the story was completely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States. Unfortunately, the budget battle in Congress took center stage. Eco-Labeling is simply a cool …

Impact of Hydrogen Convergence on Corporate Credit Worthiness

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A major report was recently released about the potential impact of climate change on the credit worthiness of corporations. This report was novel because most impact studies look at climate change only from the view of the equity stakeholders. In response, we at the ebTDesign Forum ask you to consider how hydrogen convergence will affect …