WaterBriefs: Frost & Sullivan event to focus on European pump solutions

Also in this report: Graham Corp. wins $4.3 million refinery order; Peerless equipment featured on Industrialinfo.com Radio; OCS revenue sharing aids Louisiana wetlands restoration; UN hosts African water operator conference; Carbon Disclosure Project urges investor participation; Franklin, Tenn., joins Bentley's Municipal License Subscription Program; Ecosphere Technologies unveils solar power 'cube' for water, power; CH2M Hill names Design Build Operations director for Water Business...

In other news below:
-- Graham Corp. awarded $4.3 million refinery ejector system order
-- Peerless-made filtration equipment featured on Industrialinfo.com Radio
-- Nation responds to call for saving Louisiana wetlands
-- UN conference seeks ways to ensure safe water in sub-Saharan Africa
-- Carbon Disclosure Project urges more investor participation
-- Franklin, Tenn., joins Bentley's Municipal License Subscription Program
-- Ecosphere Technologies unveils solar power 'cube' for water, power
-- CH2M Hill names Design Build Operations director for Water Business
-- Alternative Energy Sources picks Delta-T Corp. for ethanol process technology

London event to focus on pump solutions, opportunities in European water, wastewater markets -- Frost & Sullivan to host Quarterly Analyst Briefing on European Water and Wastewater Markets on Dec. 14 -- LONDON, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Frost & Sullivan will host a conference call on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11:00 a.m. GMT to provide industry participants an overview on "Pumps in the European Water and Waste Water Markets."
The briefing will immensely benefit pump manufacturers, distributors and also OEMs who will be getting a bird's eye view of the major trends in the water and waste water market for Pumps in Europe.

Highlights of the briefing include insights into the dynamics guiding this market, analysis of trends by centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and their various kinds, market challenges, drivers, restraints and avenues of opportunities for growth. The purpose of the briefing is to gain a deeper understanding of pumps in the European water and waste water markets.

"High demand for pumping solutions from the emerging eastern European market coupled with increasing opportunities for the replacement and servicing of existing pumps in the western European markets are factors driving the growth of pumps used in the European water and waste water sector. Given these growth opportunities, the key for manufacturers lies in identifying and overcoming existing challenges in order to increase market share," says Karthikeyan Balasubramaniyam, Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan's Automation & Electronics group.

To participate, please email Michael Banks at michael.banks@frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, email address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be emailed to you.

Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com), a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.

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Among other recent headlines:

Graham Corp. awarded $4.3 million ejector system order -- Cooling water ejector system part of a major U.S. refinery upgrade -- BATAVIA, NY, Graham Corp. announced today that it has been awarded a $4.3 million contract to provide a cooling water ejector system to a U. S. refiner. The system will be installed in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region. Originally completed in 1976, the refinery in which Graham's equipment will be installed is expanding its capacity by 75% to 425,000 barrels per day. Revenue will be recognized on a percentage of completion basis with the ejector system scheduled for shipment during the third quarter of fiscal 2008, which ends Dec. 31, 2007...

High-efficiency separation filtration equipment & environmental systems by Peerless Manufacturing, a feature of 'Industry Today' on Industrialinfo.com Radio -- SUGAR LAND, TX, Dec, 11, 2006 -- Industrial Info Resources will host Peerless Manufacturing Co., of Dallas, TX, as its special guest on Industrialinfo.com Radio today, as part of the weekly national broadcast of "Industry Today." Peerless is a reliable and global leader serving the energy industry around the world. Peerless designs, manufactures and supplies a range of compact, high-efficiency separation filtration equipment and environmental systems for air pollution reduction. With nearly 500 environmental system installations operating around the world and 70 years in business, Peerless operates two business segments, Environmental Systems and Separation Filtration Systems. The Environmental Systems business segment designs, engineers, manufactures and sells highly-specialized environmental control systems for air pollution abatement. The Separation Filtration Systems business segment designs, engineers, manufactures and sells specialized products and systems known as "separators" or "filters", which are used in cleaning and conditioning gases and liquids as they move through a piping system. These products are used to remove solid and liquid contaminants from natural gas and saltwater aerosols from the combustion intake air of shipboard gas turbine and diesel engines. Separators are also used in nuclear power plants to remove water from saturated steam...

Nation responds to call for saving Louisiana wetlands -- NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Upon passage of legislation to provide Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) revenue sharing to coastal energy producing states, America's WETLAND Foundation chairman R. King Milling said: "The Congress concluded it's work in this session by passing legislation to share oil & gas revenues with energy producing states. This was the right thing to do at this time to protect and secure our national environmental and energy assets. The vote recognizes the significance of restoring and protecting America's Wetland. We appreciate the wisdom of the nation acting to save our land and we take seriously our laboratory of sustainability; our lessons will impact the nation and the world and provide answers to the ecological challenges of our lifetime. The State has a solid plan to protect the investment in saving coastal Louisiana and, in the years to come, we will need to provide adequate resources to turn back the tide of coastal erosion before it is too late." The America's WETLAND Campaign, the largest PR effort in the state's history, was launched to raise public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The initiative, funded largely by the oil & gas industry, is supported by a coalition of world, national and state conservation and environmental organizations and has drawn private support from businesses that see wetlands protection as a key to economic growth...
Also see:
-- "America's WETLAND Named Tops in Non-Profit Public Service Campaigns"
-- "3rd National Conference on Coastal Restoration set for Dec. 11"

UN-sponsored conference seeks ways to ensure safe water in sub-Saharan Africa -- NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2006 -- With over 300 million people lacking access to safe water in sub-Saharan Africa and 500 million without adequate sanitation, a United Nations-sponsored workshop of water utility managers across the continent calls for increased financing and oversight, including innovative ways to raise funds. UN-HABITAT, which seeks to achieve sustainable development of human settlements, organized the conference at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)..
Also see:
-- "A major boost for African water utility operators"

Carbon Disclosure Project urges more investor participation -- More institutional investors urged to participate in global warming prevention effort deemed crucial to world's environment, air, water resources -- LONDON, Dec. 11, 2006 -- The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the world's largest investor collaboration on climate change, is inviting all institutional investors to participate as signatories to the CDP5 information request in 2007, announced Carbon International on Friday. CDP provides a secretariat for institutional investor collaboration on the business implications of climate change. On behalf of its institutional investor signatories, the CDP sends an annual request to all listed companies asking for information relating to their greenhouse gas emissions and the steps they are taking to reduce risk resulting from climate change. CDP's last iteration, CDP4, was supported by 225 major investors with more than $31 Trillion in funds under management. The CDP5 information request will be sent on Feb. 1 to 2,400 companies globally. Investor groups wishing to become signatories should contact CDP by Jan. 26...
Also see: "Theolia Group Strategic Reorganisation Sees Non-Wind Assets Transferred To Theolia Benelux"

Franklin, Tenn., joins Bentley's Municipal License Subscription Program -- Benefits from ability to provide improved services to city's 48,000 citizens -- EXTON, PA, Dec. 11, 2006 -- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the city of Franklin, Tennessee, has joined Bentley's Municipal License Subscription (MLS) program. Bentley's MLS offers municipalities all the software they need to design and manage all their infrastructure for a fixed annual fee based on population. Franklin, a fast-growing city in Tennessee just south of Nashville, uses Bentley's WaterGEMS water modeling product in its engineering and water departments and is expanding its use of WaterGEMS through Bentley's MLS. In addition, in the near future, Franklin will deploy MicroStation, StormCAD, and Bentley Fiber -- with other Bentley software to follow...

Ecosphere Technologies, Jean Michel Cousteau, and SolarCity to help solve the world's water, energy crisis with new solar product -- STUART, FL, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Ecosphere Technologies Inc., a Stuart, FL-based company that creates engineered and patented Clean Tech solutions that address pressing global environmental and humanitarian issues, today announced that its mission to help solve the world water and energy crisis can be realized with the introduction of the Ecos Power Cube. The turnkey packaged system uses the power of the sun to create and store the energy needed to run water filtration components, pumps, or motors. Multiple systems could be used throughout a village to power its school, water system, buildings, and communications systems. It has earned endorsements of futurist and author Dr. James Canton, CEO and chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, and member of Ecosphere Technologies Advisory Board, as well as Jean Michel Cousteau, president of the Ocean Futures Society and a company spokesperson, and Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity...

CH2M Hill's Dan Reynolds promoted to director of Design Build Operations -- DENVER, CO, Dec. 8, 2006 - CH2M Hill, a global full-service engineering, construction, and operations firm, today announced the promotion of Dan Reynolds to director of Design Build Operations for the firm's Water Business Group. In his new role, Reynolds will be responsible for all design build and at-risk projects in the Water Business Group. Reynolds has over 25 years of experience in design and construction of complex, multi-million dollar public and private water and wastewater treatment plants throughout North America and internationally. Employed by CH2M Hill since 2000, he has served as a regional operations, business services and senior project manager. Recently, he was responsible for estimating, design and construction of the $109 million Cedar Water Treatment Plant in Seattle. Under his leadership the project was awarded with the VPP STAR Award for safety excellence, the first in the state of Washington and only the 16th project in the nation to be honored with this prestigious award. Reynolds received his bachelor's degree in Construction Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. He is active in the water industry through the Design Build Institute of America, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation and Associated General Contractors...

Alternative Energy Sources selects Delta-T Corp. to provide ethanol process technology -- KANSAS CITY, MO, Dec. 7, 2006 -- Kansas City-based Alternative Energy Sources Inc. has chosen Delta-T Corp. as the ethanol process technology provider for its ethanol plants planned in central Iowa and in Kankakee, IL. Based in Williamsburg, VA, Delta-T will provide services that include proprietary technology licenses, plant design, equipment, operator training and startup services. It's a pioneer of many innovations currently used by the newest generation of ethanol plants, including molecular-sieve dehydration, zero discharge of process wastewater, and more efficient refining and purification systems to produce high quality alcohols...

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