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  • Microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas
    Various methods have been developed to remove CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Biological post-combustion capture is one of these. Microalgae may be used for bio-fixation of CO2 because of their capacity for photosynthesis and rapid growth. The ability of microalgae to withstand the high concentrations of CO2 in flue gas, as well as the potentially toxic accompanying SOx and NOx has been researched. Microalgal strains that are particularly suitable for this application have been isolated. Most of the research on algal bio-fixation has been concerned with carbon fixation strategies, photobioreactor designs, conversion technology from microalgal biomass to bioenergy, and economic evaluations of microalgal energy. This webinar considers current progress in algal technology and product utilisation, together with an analysis of the advantages and challenges of the technologies. It opens with a brief introduction to the theory of algal bio-fixation and factors that influence its efficiency especially in terms of flue gas characteristics, and then discusses culturing, processing technologies and the applications of bio-fixation by-products. Current algae-based CO2 capture demonstration projects at coal-fired power stations around the world are described.
  • Ce webinaire est organisé par Schneider Electric en partenariat avec le Comité pour le développement durable en santé (C2DS).

    Au coeur d'enjeux multiples de santé, techniques, financiers, l'hôpital se doit également de s'engager dans une démarche d'efficacité énergétique durable, sans toujours en percevoir les différentes dimensions. Par le biais d'exemples concrets, découvrez en quoi le Développement Durable est un critère essentiel de performance des établissements hospitaliers publics et privés, et identifiez les facteurs-clés de succès d'une telle démarche.
  • Right now you have a good chance to achieve significant savings due to the current low price environment in the energy markets. But, there is a danger for energy buyers even when the price seems low. In these conditions, offers of savings are flying around, people are locking prices and energy suppliers are putting lower price offers in customers' hands. It's very easy to be content delivering any savings story to your leadership, but many buyers are still leaving money on the table.

    Join our energy experts for a deep dive into buying strategies that every energy buyer should employ and hear tips for navigating the markets in a low energy market. A live Q&A session will follow the discussion.

    Your presenters each have 15+ years of energy buying experience and are excited to share with you the signs to look for as you negotiate with energy suppliers.

    Tom Muddell, Host and Emcee
    Energy Sourcing Manager
    West Region, USA

    Jeremy Warner
    Regional Market Manager
    Electric Power

    Mellany Zanetti
    Regional Market Manager
    Natural Gas
  • As the demand for energy increases and production declines, E&P companies are focusing on maintaining their assets. This briefing will analyze and investigate the changing environment in enhanced oil recovery across North America. The briefing will specifically focus on enhanced oil recovery techniques and a dynamic cost model to determine the breakeven for each technique.

    Why you should attend:
    1. Learn about growth in enhanced oil recovery in North America
    2. Discover how drivers and restraints impact this industry
    3. Get a complete analysis of dynamic cost models for each technique
    4. Understand the voice of the customer regarding current and future trends
  • L’article 11 bis de la loi Hamon relative à la consommation impose aux entreprises un délai pour souscrire une offre de marché au 31 décembre 2015 pour une consommation supérieure à 30MWh/an mettant ainsi fin aux tarifs jaunes et verts historiques.

    Dans un contexte de volatilité des marchés de l’énergie, les entreprises doivent optimiser leur approvisionnement énergétique et doivent intégrer de nouvelles pratiques, évaluer de nouveaux acteurs, comparer de nouvelles formes de contractualisation.
    Ce nouveau défi pourra constituer, soit un facteur de risque supplémentaire, soit une opportunité d’économie pour celles qui s'y seront le mieux préparées, avec une même question : "Comment va évoluer ma dépense énergétique demain ?"

    Ce webinaire vous présentera une vision complète du coût de l'électricité et une démarche intégrée des leviers d'actions disponibles sur chacun de ses composants :
    - Quelles sont aujourd'hui les meilleures pratiques mises en place ?
    - Quel retour d'expérience d'une grande entreprise ayant basculé avec succès des TRVs vers une offre de marché ?
  • So you have been tasked to find a DCIM solution for your organization. There's only about a hundred of them, so that sounds like fun!

    Before you plunge into mind-numbing RFP writing, join Jason Sherman, Director of Sales Engineering at Graphical Networks as he provides valuable tips and tricks of the trade that can save you time and energy.

    We'll go over some of the aspects that may be forgotten in the RFP writing process as well as requirements for a meaningful proof of concept, and other important things to consider when evaluating a DCIM software tool.
  • Competition between coal and natural gas for power generation has been observed to occur in North America and Europe in recent years, where the costs of the two fuels have played a key role in determining the relative competitiveness. It is perceived that such a competition could also happen in Asian countries. More importantly, as these countries are expanding their generation capacity to meet growing electricity demand, a key question is raised of whether coal or gas power plants should be built with priority. This webinar is based on a recent report published by IEA CCC, where the authors investigate nine Asian countries to seek to understand the mechanisms that drive the competition between coal and gas for power generation.
  • The 50% decline in oil prices since August 2014 has shaken up the energy sector, with oil companies slashing investment in new exploration projects. However, the decline in price has raised wider questions about investment across the power sector, including gas and renewable energy.

    The efficient use of resources continues to be a hot issue, and technologies related to buildings, lighting and water continue to increase in prominence.

    Join the briefing to discover:
    - The top 15 trends that will impact the Energy & Environment sector in 2015
    - The role technology is playing in solving the challenge posed by global warming and scarcity of resources
    - Details of the evolution in business models currently taking place
  • La Unión Europea definió un objetivo ambicioso para mejorar la Eficiencia Energética de un 20% en 2020.
    La nueva Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética (DEE) ofrece algunas de las mejores prácticas sobre la manera de identificar las iniciativas con mayor potencial para mejorar la eficiencia, como priorizar las inversiones en proyectos de EE, y cómo garantizar que se accede a potenciales incentivos. Las medidas clave incluyen la realización de auditorías energéticas, el diseño de un sistema de monitorización de datos, la instalación de contadores inteligentes, el buen uso de los conocimientos especializados del sector, y mantenerse en la cima de la legislación nacional.


    ¿Qué significa para su negocio? Atienda a nuestro webinar EED – ISO50001, dónde vamos a explicar qué oportunidades están disponibles a través de la Directiva para la eficiencia energética, y también el papel de la ISO 50001.

    Agenda:
    16.00 Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética –
    Juan Alberto Pizarro, Responsable de Estandarización y innovación, Schneider Electric

    16.15 ISO50001 – Principios, objetivos, requisitos y beneficios
    Juan Manuel Sánchez, Director de Eficiencia Energética, AENOR

    16.35 Caso de éxito de La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid
    Javier Dufour, Profesor Titular – Responsable de Energía, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    16.55 Rueda de preguntas
  • ESOS is a UK mechanism for meeting the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria.

    2015 is the year of ESOS. Organisations must comply with these important new regulations or risk fines for non-compliance. Make sure your organisation is ready.

    Reserve your seat at our virtual workshop where we'll share lessons learned, including best practice and answer our most popular FAQs.

    Agenda:

    - The “EED”– European Energy Efficiency Directive
    - ESOS – Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
    - “Saw it, Read it, Understand it?” – What have we learned so far?
    - Questions & Answers
  • Security is Complex, Patching with Microsoft® System Center Shouldn't Be

    System Center Configuration Manager is the solution of choice for managing today's enterprise environments. But what’s an administrator to do when a security audit includes vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft applications?

    Introducing the only enterprise-class 3rd party patching solution designed exclusively for System Center environments that require operationally efficient and reliable security and compliance patching solutions.

    Join us for an in-depth demonstration of practical methods to improve the patch process for your most targeted 3rd party desktop applications, reduce the time you spend building updates, and improve audit readiness in your Windows environment—through our newly released Lumension® Patch Manager DeskTop plug-in.

    Key capabilities include:
    Integrated plug-in with automated content subscription and synchronized scheduling—all within the familiar SCCM console but without need for manual SCUP input
    Ensures systems are correctly patched the first time though Patent-pending Patch-Smart™ technology
    Enterprise-class content which delivers in-depth vulnerability information and supports both enterprise and consumer versions of the most widely adopted, highly targeted applications
  • With the exponential growth and sophistication of malware today, the security industry can no longer afford to ‘bury its head in the sand’. The bottom line is that traditional endpoint security protection has now become ineffective due to the sheer volume, quality, and complexity of malware. New threats have stretched the capabilities of "fat client" security architectures to the limit, making it impractical to keep endpoints updated with signatures for all the new viruses.
    Please join us for a live demonstration of Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection.
  • After so many massive data breaches in 2014, it’s small wonder that data protection is such a hot topic today. The fourth annual Data Protection Maturity Trends report delves into the issues and concerns facing IT security teams, how effective their data protection efforts have been to date, and their plans for 2015 and beyond.
  • Remember the 1960s television program, “The 21st century,” with Walter Cronkite? The show ran from 1967 to 1970, and some people have not been satisfied with the rate of change in the last 40 years, lamenting that Cronkite and other futurists promised flying cars by 2010. Has the pace of innovation in the data center industry slowed to Flying Car pace?

    With Intel releasing 3 or 4 generations of processors per year, and software defined everything changing the way we view IT architecture and infrastructure on a daily basis, it seems hard to wait for innovations that have been discussed for a long time data center industry.

    In this webinar, we will look at some of the innovations that have been discussed over the last 10 years, and see where they are in terms of implementation. Some of the topics include:

    · Lower PUE
    · Higher IT Utilization
    · Liquid Cooling
    · Modular construction
    · Lights-out data centers
  • Data center energy efficiency is being attacked from numerous directions, including power distribution innovations, the creation of hardware better suited to customer applications (to drive better IT utilization), co-designing data centers with IT solutions, and cooling system innovations.

    With respect to cooling systems, the widely-recognized Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) from The Green Grid (TGG), which is a direct measure of data center energy efficiency, has been used to great effect to continuously drive down “traditional” air-cooled data center PUEs. In the high performance computing (HPC) space, where 40 kW+ rack power densities are commonplace, more aggressive cooling technologies such as liquid-cooling, are seeing rapid adoption. There is also increasing evidence that liquid-cooling is making its way into non-HPC data centers. The presentation will cover such topics as:

    · Data center energy efficiency trends
    · An overview of liquid-cooling technologies
    · The role that liquid-cooled IT is playing in driving improved energy efficiency – towards a PUE of 1.1
    · The challenges of implementing liquid-cooling in the IT and data centers

    The goal is to help demystify liquid-cooling. Finally, The Green Grid’s recently announced Liquid-Cooling Work Group will be described.
  • Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how flash is helping data centers become faster and far more efficient. This panel follows our previous all-flash panel with a whole new round of all-flash storage vendors. Some of the questions we'll be asking include: Is all-flash suitable for all workloads or is a hybrid approach enough? Is a scale-out flash approach superior? Can all-flash be as cost-effective as spinning disk?

    Hear from the following industry experts:
    Kevin Powell, ‎Business Line Program Director, IBM FlashSystem
    Srinath Alapati, Director, Flash, NetApp
    Eric Herzog, CMO & SVP of Alliances, Violin Memory
    Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
  • The overall industry has over provisioned infrastructure for years – we are now optimizing what we have and what we need by thinking ‘lean’.

    This seminar is geared towards a three step program on how to drive up utilization of existing infrastructure and ensuring a lean supply chain by:

    1) Identifying what you have already
    2) Ensuring you are both “allocated” and “utilized”
    3) Focusing on your support as a “commodty”

    Apply this to all classes of infrastructure and you can drive down your TCO >20%and sometimes up to 40%…Geared towards web-scale infrastructure managers, planners, and supply chain from any and all companies engaged in managing large scale internet infrastructure.
  • Progressive CIO's want out of the data center market, at least data centers as we have known them for the past few decades. The CIO's vision is for an autonomous data center; a data center that operates without the constant supervision of storage, network, database and exchange administrators. A data center that virtually runs itself; automatically adjusting compute, networking and storage to adapt to the changing demands of the applications and services critical to the success of the business.

    So how do large enterprises, burdened with security, compliance, application interdependency, and legacy architectures, begin building towards an autonomous data center? How does the CIO begin thinking strategically about the evolution of the data center and understand the building blocks that will be needed to one day achieve this vision?

    In this webinar, we'll begin the journey by defining the autonomous data center, understanding the strategy required for realizing this vision, and exploring the ultimate impact to IT.
  • User-centric risk tops this year’s concerns: what is IT doing about it?
    Endpoint risk is rising and 78% of respondents to the new 2015 State of Endpoint Security study say negligent, careless employees not following policy are IT’s biggest threat.

    The 6th Annual survey, conducted by Ponemon Institute, asked IT practitioners involved in securing endpoints about risks and challenges in 2015. This year’s report reveals why risk has become more challenging over the last 24 months and what IT plans to do about it in 2015.

    Join us Wednesday January 21st at 8am PST / 11am EST, as Larry Ponemon and Chris Merritt reveal analysis from the Annual State of Endpoint Risk, sponsored by Lumension, including:
    • The evolving IT threat landscape and today’s top-5 risks
    • The disconnect between perceived and actual risk, and the corresponding strategies to combat these threats including detect and respond, big data and threat intelligence
    • Insights into new Infosec budgets and their 2015 allocations

    Register Today, and learn how your peers are planning on addressing the endpoint security risks and challenges of 2015.
  • 2015 was a massive year for data centers with the introduction of software-defined practices, the push of silicon and the whisper of graphene storage and the further proliferation of cloud delivery models. And yet the data center continues to grow and new issues present themselves, especially around data protection and regulation - so what do you need to know in 2015?

    Join Markus Zappolino of SNIA Europe as he looks at what the major trends will be in 2015 for the data center industry and looks at the key drivers for data management and protection, what changes are required in today's storage landscapes, what happens in an internet minute, current and future technologies, and more!
  • Biomass could have an important role in the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large coal plants. Amongst the plethora of different biomasses, wood pellets have emerged as one of the most successful and fast growing internationally traded commodities. Wood (and straw) pellets offer a more energy dense and transportable alternative to the traditional wood chip, a product most commonly associated with the paper and pulp industry.

    A few large scale projects in Europe have drawn on North American sources to supplement local supplies of biomass without any major problems. At current levels of demand, there appears to be an abundance of wood resource.
    However, extending cofiring at low rates (5-10%) to the world’s coal-fired fleet will increase demand for wood pellets significantly. Meeting this demand will offer opportunities and challenges for the entire biomass supply chain, not least forest resources. This presentation accompanies a report by the IEA Clean Coal Centre to review the current understanding of world biomass resources using published forestry data from the UN Forestry and Agricultural Organization (FAO). From these data, the author attempts to identify a global and regional resource figure for wood in the form of residues and waste by-products that arise from the forestry industry; and discusses the broad issues that affect forest resources worldwide.
  • There was more Malware in 2014 than all Malware measured since 1984! Today's malware now hides not only in blacklisted websites and email attachments - it may emanate from the Web's most popular sites, from "Friends" on popular social networking sites, or from bots that reside on the own corporate network. In this special webcast the presenter will take a step back and review the history of malware, its purpose then, and its purpose now.
  • Legislation for mercury control for coal-fired power plants is emerging in several regions. The US
    Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has several new rules, including MATS (the Mercury
    and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule) both of which will have
    a significant impact on coal-fired power plants in terms of retrofitting control technologies for
    compliance. Canada has the Canada-Wide Standard which sets caps on mercury emissions for
    individual Provinces. Although the EU has not yet set emission limits for mercury from coal-fired
    plants, the new IED (Industrial Emissions Directive) has annual monitoring requirements for
    mercury emissions. Further, the new BREFs (best available technology reference documents)
    include details on options for mercury control. This would imply that, although mercury is not
    currently being regulated, emissions are being monitored and control may be required at some
    sources in future. China's latest Five-Year Plan includes emission limits for mercury which, for
    the moment, are not particularly challenging. However, there is clearly a recent and significant
    move in China towards the cleaning up of emissions from the coal sector.
    In addition to mercury-specific policies and approaches, these regions have other policies and
    regulations which could have a significant effect on mercury emissions. Looking ahead, based on
    the consideration that regulations will be enacted for several pollutants simultaneously in these
    regions, the outlook for environmental equipment regulations with respect to trace element
    emissions is investigated. The webinar covers:
    • legislative approaches in the different regions;
    • suitable control technologies - co-benefit approaches, mercury specific technologies and
    multi-pollutant strategies; and
    • summaries of action in each of the target regions.