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We help companies develop strategies, assess and implement innovations, and solve specific problems utilizing the following core competencies:

Waste Prevention: 

Identify and address the root causes and total costs associated with various forms of waste. The root cause can often be traced back to process or product problems. Implementing measures that correct these problems prevents waste generation and reduces the potential for a wide range of risks and negative impacts.  Examples include:

  • Preventing accidents, spills and process disruptions
  • Performing preventative maintenance and housekeeping to eliminate leaks, contamination, excessive wear and damage
  • Monitoring and operating processes to ensure resources are used efficiently by eliminating excess consumption, depletion, degradation, and obsolescence
  • By increasing the safety, efficiency and productivity of processes and products, we reduce cost and minimize the use of materials, energy, water and land.


Innovation diffusion and adoption:

Assess innovation performance, advantages and complexity and help customers determine if innovations are compatible with customer operations and culture.  Conduct demonstrations and pilot trials as necessary to prove performance capabilities and develop design parameters.


Systems Optimization: 

Leverage innovation and technology to maximize efficiency and productivity. Ensure that individual components function to the benefit of the overall system and are not achieved at the expense of other components.  This may include product design, manufacturing, supply chain, accounting, logistics, maintenance, service and customer operations.

 
Circular economy development:

Develop systems for recovering products, components and materials. Assess, test, develop and implement processes for remanufacturing, rebuilding, refurbishing, and recycling to the highest possible use. Implement systems to distribute to redistribute products and materials to customers.

 
Energy efficiency: 

System modernization and optimization associated with compressed air, pumping systems, process heating, and waste heat recovery.  Distributed power generation with combined heat and power capabilities that are typically twice as efficient as grid based power.  


Alternative and Renewable Energy: 

Power generation from diverse fuel sources such as waste gases such as flare gas and mine methane. Power generation from biogas produced from landfills and the anaerobic digestion of livestock wastes, food wastes and municipal wastewater treatment.  Microgrids that combine solar panels with battery storage and generation with mechanical power from gensets and turbines.