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Enpro Technologies Ltd., Lee’s Summit, Mo., announced they have reached a settlement agreement in the patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company by Velocity Dynamics. As part of the agreement, Velocity Dynamics has granted a license to Enpro to sell and manufacturer the product. Under the agreement, both companies will continue to compete in the marketplace with products related to U.S. Patent No. 7,267,477. Visit www.enpro-tech.com.
Three California companies, Regenesis, San Clemente, URS Corp., San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, have received an $869,000 grant from the Defense Department’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program to evaluate the utility of geophysical imaging tools for investigating the performance of bioremedial soil amendments. Regenesis will administer the grant and manage transfer of the technology, if tests are successful. The study will be conducted at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyo. Visit www.regenesis.com or www.serdp.org
N.A. Water Systems, Pittsburgh, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, announced the successful full-scale demonstration of its OPUS technology for produced water treatment at a Chevron oil production field in San Ardo, Calif. Produced water, the water generated when oil is brought out of the ground, contains high levels of boron, silica, organics and free oil. Visit www.nawatersystems.com.
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, has been awarded a contract by a major U.S. power generator to supply Fluepac MC+ and Fluepac CF+ activated carbon products to remove mercury from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants in the Midwest. The customer has agreed to purchase a minimum of $55 million of activated carbon over the next five years. Visit www.calgoncarbon.com.
Alstom, Levallois-Perret, France, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, Calif., and We Energies, Milwaukee, have launched the first pilot project that uses chilled ammonia to capture CO2 from coal-fueled power plants. Alstom designed, constructed and will operate the 1.7-megawatt system that captures CO2 from a portion of coal-fired boiler flue gas at We Energies’ Pleasant Prairie, Wis., power plant, a 1,210-megawatt coal-fired generating station. Visit www.alstom.com.
Cemtrex Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y., announced that it has successfully completed the test program under its contract from the Electric Power Research Institute for measuring total mercury in stack gas emissions from EPRI’s ReACT program. The monitor was used in measuring extremely low level mercury concentrations, ranging from 0 to 100 nanograms per cubic meter of gas in its test process stream at both inlet and outlet locations. Visit www.cemtrex.com
AMEC, San Francisco, announced it is one of only four companies to be awarded a major new environmental remediation contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest. The contract is for one base year initially, followed by four one-year option periods, which together have a total potential value of $120 million. The company will perform performance-based environmental restoration at various contaminated sties located at Navy and Marine Corps installations. Visit www.amec.com/earthandenvironmental.