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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:28

Reducing manufacturing costs with treated boiler fuel

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Many manufacturing industries are under pressure to reduce operating costs since labour and transportation inputs have sky rocketed. Often a lot of fuel is used in the form of heavy furnace oil and/or diesel and these are costly inputs in the process. Added to this, environmental pressures have also become…
In a first for African retail, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) and Woolworths have announced a broad-based, multifaceted partnership to drive greater sustainability through selected Woolworths products and operations. The collaboration is timely, reflecting a trend that recognises that the private sector and the non-governmental sector…
Based on its recent analysis of the power generation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Karoo Sustainable Energy (Pty) Ltd [KSE] with the 2012 Africa Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. KSE is an independent power producer (IPP) actively pursuing power development projects in Botswana since 2008. "The company has exhibited a competitive…
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:12

No Silver lining for the Crane

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On 25 August travellers on the Bushmansnek Road outside Underberg were witness to an incident seldom seen but one that is played out all too frequently. In the early morning a Grey Crowned Crane collided with a Telkom line. Whilst Grey Crowned Cranes, Wattled Cranes and Blue Cranes face numerous…
When I was in Canada back in 1955 the largest oilfield in North America and possibly the world at the time was 'discovered', the Drayton Valley Field It lay in a particularly poor part of western Alberta, an area that was covered in scrub spruce trees with poor soils, inhabited…
Sub-Saharan Africa Seeks Affordable, High-quality Mining and Oilfield Water Treatment Chemicals, Says Frost & Sullivan Direct linkages between suppliers and end users to prove mutually beneficial CAPE TOWN – 1 October 2012 – South Africa is currently the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with significant local manufacturing of water…
Provider of energy-saving solutions to the market, Rawlyn LED Lights, has assisted voestalpine VAE SA to reduce its annual energy bill significantly. Thanks to newer, greener technology at its head office and plant in Isando, this major manufacturer of turnouts for the railway industry has already realised a reduction of…
 In a new study our analysts look at how this source will have an impact on both energy and chemicals industries with geopolitical repercussions CAPE TOWN - 17 September, 2012 - Of all energy resources, oil and coal dominate global consumption. While natural gas currently holds a significant share of…
Leading Cape Town-based power events organiser and publisher Spintelligent has become the 55th company to sign the 49m pledge, agreeing to embrace energy savings as part of the company's culture and joining the global journey towards a sustainable future.Spintelligent is the organiser of record- and ground-breaking energy industry forums such…
Leading Cape Town based events company Spintelligent recently welcomed its new Managing Director Philip Vander Gucht. Philip, who has a strong background in B2B conferences and exhibitions, joined the company from the Clarion Events head office in London.Spintelligent is the organiser of record- and ground-breaking energy industry forums such as…
Leading Cape Town-based confex organiser Spintelligent has announced the appointment of Russell Hughes as Event Director for its leading event, African Utility Week. Russell joins the company from the Clarion Events head office in London in what is a new position in the event team – an indication not only…
The City of Cape Town will welcome some 600 local and international renewable energy experts at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town from 4-5 September, to focus on new opportunities in the hydropower and solar energy industries. South Africa's Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters will…

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