Volume 8, Number 4 - Aug/Sept 2013

New research may revolutionise seawater desalination.
The availability of fresh water is dwindling in many parts of the world – a problem that is continuously intensifying, especially in developing countries.
Clean-up and Recycle Week will be held on 16 to 21 September.
What role does the water-food-energy nexus play in Africa’s economy? Water 360 investigates.
A study by the Water Research Commission found that existing water treatment systems often fail due to poor maintenance, a lack of skilled operations and a lack of capacity.
The consulting engineering company GIBB recently confirmed that the Cape Recife Wastewater Treatment Works project is on track.
Research analyst Anthony Lawrence from Frost & Sullivan comments on his study of South Africa’s water and wastewater treatment market.
Dunster House has announced that it is targeting the African marketplace to supply its unique sanitation solutions.
Many wastewater treatment initiatives have been taken up with the rising urgency of water scarcity. WATER360 investigates the latest solutions and technologies.
Puréau offers revolutionary water purification systems that ensure a pure, refreshing supply of water in office, public or private spaces.
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association (SAPPMA) will be releasing its revised 2013-2014 Technical Manual at the end of August 2013.
KROHNE introduced the new TIDALFLUX 2300 F for flow measurement in partially filled pipes.
South African businesses are forced to review their logistics cost planning in order to absorb the recent rapid rising of fuel costs.
South Africa’s road transport industry is likely to sustain growth in the short and longer term due to its important role in the South African economy.
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa of South Africa (NCPC-SA) recently made headway in greening the local automotive component industry.
While a global supply chain enables companies to leverage lower cost manufacturing, there are significant challenges imposed on logistics companies in terms of carbon emissions and finding cost-saving alternative solutions. 
Philips created the world’s most energy-efficient warm white LED lamp. The first LED lamp prototype, delivering 200 lumens per watt high-quality light, is halving the energy use compared to current LED lamps.
The South African Association for Energy-Efficiency is celebrating its 11th year of existence and continues to drive networking, information dissemination and awareness creation in energy-related matters.
Systems Automation and Management (SAM) has developed methodologies that give its clients a control system upgrade without breaking the budget.
A building’s thermal insulation plays a key role in energy saving and therefore requires due consideration.
A R300-million investment into the Coega Development Corporation’s Industrial Development Zone promises growth for the Eastern Cape gas industry.
A new edition of the IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
25 DEGREES looks at lighting technologies of the future.
The year 2013 will see the fourth annual China Sourcing Fair making its way to South Africa on 7-9 November 2013.
Promethium Carbon supports the transition towards a green economy by launching its Carbon Calculator.
Frost & Sullivan: Supply of solar water heaters far outweighs current demand.
Throughout the world contracting of commercial energy service companies (ESCos) have become a popular method for improving energy efficiency and generating energy independently.
South Africa has great potential to improve efficient energy generation in industrial, commercial and public sectors.
An in-depth country profile on the Western African country of Togo.
Why would a leading South African law firm have any interest in sustainability? To find out, eminent sustainability carbon specialist Dr Marco Lotz interviewed Charnè le Roux, the partner at Adams & Adams responsible for the firm’s sustainability programme.
A doctorate study has found that the fibres of some sugarcane cultivars could potentially boost ethanol production at a fraction of the cost.
A small company with big plans, Vuthisa Technologies (VT), wants to play a role in the changing energy landscape of South Africa, even if it means taking a risk or two.
South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters, paid a visit to the recently established ARTsolar in May 2013.
Concentrated solar plants (CSPs) present a range of advantages when compared to traditional energy-producing facilities. 25 Degrees looks at why the government should include more CSPs as part of their Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Examining the African hydropower industry and its place in the future of energy in Africa.

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