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Ecosurvey to Ecomondo 2017 Avoided CO2 emission

Ecosurvey Ecomondo 2017 Avoided CO2 emissions In collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental and Materials of the University of Bologna, the “Development of a standard for calculation of avoided emissions of a plant that re-uses milled road in the production of bituminous conglomerate” is proposed. The ECOMONDO 2017 Technical Committee, The Green Technology…

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Green Public Procurement in road industry

The roads are mainly built by the public administration or its dealers: are the EU Green Public Procurement in road industry applied? Following the main legislative framework: the procurement  Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, which repeals Directive 2004/18/EC on public works, supply and service contracts; the utilities Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in…

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EAPA CO2 emissions position paper

Road pavement industries highlight huge CO2 saving offered by maintaining and upgrading roads. EAPA CO2 emissions position paper is an evaluation about the CO2 emission related to the road maintenance was performed by European Asphalt Pavement Association. They evaluate since different criteria the influence of the road proper maintenance on the CO2 emissions and state that…

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RAP-CO2 benefits

RAP-CO2 benefits and adhesion to the project: annual certification of environmental accounting ease of access to Public Green Procurement [GGP] improvement of the environmental image real-time monitoring of avoided CO2 emissions hr]  

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Life Cycle Thinking: RAP-CO2 project

The RAP-CO2 project considers Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and the evaluation of the life cycle of the bituminous conglomerate from the cradle to the grave. The following activities carried out at the aggregate production site (quarry) are considered: deforestation of the site that houses the quarry, which reduces the ability to sequestrate CO2 due to…

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CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major contributor to global warming and account for all EU greenhouse gas emissions. Theyare influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth,…

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Green certification (REC): buying medieval indulgences?

Geologists can not predict earthquakes, but they can describe the geological cycles that regulate the CO2 balance of the Planet, from its origins to today and they can predict and account the excess of CO2 that suffocates the Planet. Many companies have shown significant commitments on the problem of excess CO2 and invested in climate…

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Ecomondo exhibition 2014 Report on Innovation in Emilia-Romagna

Ecomondo exhibition 2014 Report on Innovation in Emilia-Romagna Ecomondo 2014 “Il Bilancio dell’eco-innovazione in Emilia-Romagna”:  slide of the intervention “SmartStripping® Green and sustainable remediation” are available for download. The Report on Innovation in Emilia-Romagna has been developed to sustain the strategy of intervention planning in support of economic development and identification of possible area of…

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Comparison of VOC’s remediation technologies

A comparison of traditional remediation techniques commonly used for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and semi-volatile compounds (SVOCs) from the underground is exposed in the following table. The SmartStripping® characteristics are compared with Pump & Treat (P & T), Air sparging (AS) and the combination of Soil Vapor Extraction with Air Sparging (SVE/AS).

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Does Internet pollute?

Internet pollutes Here’s the report exemplifies the potential CO2 emissions in the atmosphere caused by Cloud Computing and its contribution to climate change. The 2010 update of power supplies to major locations in Google, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! in the United States are summarized in the table below. Company Sq Footage % Dirty Energy (local…

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