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L-X heavy duty chemical supplement – ideal for engines fantastic in firearms

29th September 2020 When Lubrication Engineers (LE) developed its L-X Heavy Duty Chemical Supplement (2300), the aim was to create a product that would help to keep engines clean and reduce frictional wear by combating carbon, varnish and gum deposits that prevent an engine from operating at maximum efficiency. L-X... 

Transition to green energy needs to happen as soon as possible, says think tank

By: Donna Slater     25th September 2020 The transition from burning fossil fuels and the large-scale emitting of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases to renewable energies needs to happen as quickly as the industry can manage, independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative founder and executive chairperson Mark Campanale... 

Significant step forward in clean aviation with hydrogen-powered flight in the UK

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th September 2020 Anglo-US company ZeroAvia has successfully carried out the world’s first flight of a ‘commercial-grade’ aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The aircraft is a modified Piper Malibu, a single-engined six-seater (comprising, usually, one pilot and five passengers). The flight took place at... 

Increasing the life of concrete for sustainable built environments

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 Over the years, built-environment professionals have increasingly turned their efforts towards improving the durability traits of concrete to construct longer lasting structures for sustainable built environments. Fire resistant and durable, concrete enables the construction of buildings and... 

Orange, De Beers Marine South Africa develop IoT geofence for offshore mining crew safety

By: Schalk Burger     4th September 2020 Digital services multinational Orange Business Services and diamond miner De Beers' subsidiary De Beers Marine South Africa have jointly installed and tested a customised Internet of Things (IoT) solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery... 

Opinion: When allocating fishing rights, govt should learn from the errors of 2016

28th August 2020 The 2016 allocation of rights to the hake inshore trawl fishery was a costly policy and administrative mistake that should not be repeated in the upcoming rights allocation, writes the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA). The 2016 allocation of rights to the hake... 

South Africa first to test key biodiversity areas

By: Donna Slater     25th August 2020 In 2019/20, South Africa became the first mega diverse country to practically test the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) standards across a full range of species groups and ecosystems. The KBA Standard was developed in 2016 by the global conservation community to identify the most important sites... 

Volco Power notes readiness to supply LNG to South African industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th August 2020 The global and local natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries are changing and the global influx of supply, lower prices and environmental benefits of natural gas are driving consumers to convert from other fossil fuels, says natural gas solutions provider Volco Power. The company... 

Department invites comments on amendments to plastic bag regulations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th August 2020 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has invited public comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations. “Plastic waste has not only become a challenge in diverting it form going to landfill sites,... 

Elon Musk is going to have a hard time finding clean nickel

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2020 Elon Musk promises a “giant contract” with the miner that can supply nickel for Tesla Inc. batteries at low cost with minimal environmental impact, yet the industry’s messy track record may make that deal difficult to clinch. Recent accidents such as a diesel spill in Arctic Russia and a burst... 

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