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GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwired - May 04, 2017) - Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) ( : SENR), a provider of environmental, renewable fuels and industrial waste stream management services, has partnered with a Canadian company, Innovative Energy Technologies (IET), to market its MV Technology division's patented and proprietary Variable Volume Vapor Recovery Unit (V3RU™) and V3RU Plus™ technologies. SEER and its partner will be operating through a newly formed joint venture Canadian company owned 90% by SEER and 10% by IET. Working closely with IET, the Company intends to leverage the experience of its REGS services division with over 20 years of oil field services, as well as the V3RU's proven results and domestic operating history in the Colorado and Wyoming oil fields. Initially, the collective efforts will be focused to deploy the fugitive emission capture technologies in major oil and gas fields located in Western Canada, particularly the Lloydminster area. Phase I will be to deploy its V3RU systems and Phase II will be to introduce the V3RU Plus system that not only captures emissions, but also produces natural gas liquids for resale or beneficial uses in oil field operations. In the Colorado and Wyoming oil fields, the technology has been demonstrated to cost effectively reduce or completely eliminate harmful green-house-gas (GHG) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions at smaller wells (200-500 m3/day) without the need for electricity. The patented MV system is designed as an economic solution for oil and gas producers that are confronted by ever increasing air emission regulations while, at the same time, create an attractive way to take advantage of GHG/carbon credit programs and incentives. In Canada, these programs are currently much more developed and economically rewarding when compared to the U.S. The principals of IET contribute over 50 years of industry experience working on GHG reduction projects and technologies in the Western Canadian oil and gas industry. Having worked with industry, technology and government agencies, the IET team has relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders across the Canadian O&G industry and environmental groups. The valuable associations and broad experience brought by the newly established partnership with IET will accelerate commercialization of SEER's V3RU and V3RU-Plus technologies in Canada with major oil and gas producers. Wayne Hillier, former director of the greenhouse gas and water environmental priority areas for Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), will lead IET's partnership with SEER and spearhead the V3RU deployments in Western Canada. Hillier has more than 30 years of Canadian oil and gas sector experience, and spent 12 years at Husky Energy, most recently as Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, where he designed and implemented Husky's climate change and air pollution management framework. Hillier commented, "Given the new GHG regulations in Alberta, and emerging regulations regarding odors, the patented SEER technologies offer an economic and compelling commercial solution for Western Canadian oil and gas producers. The systems are well suited to address the challenges with which the producers in the Lloydminster fields are being confronted as part of the growing cold heavy oil production with sand, or CHOPS," said Hillier. In addition to being an obvious benefit to the environment and making regulatory compliance immediately achievable, these solutions provide an opportunity at thousands of smaller and stranded wells to capture the low volume and intermittent methane and other VOC releases for beneficial use -- including recovering the entrained liquids. They also present a source for sustained economic upside to the industry in the form of GHG credits." Other principals at IET leading the commercial rollout of the technologies are Keith Driver and Cooper Robinson. Keith Driver has been involved in the development of a wide range of innovative projects that require an understanding of the emerging environmental credit markets (GHG, LCFS, RPS, RFS) to maximize their value to the technology developer and the industry. Mr. Driver is one of Canada's foremost experts on quantifying and reporting carbon emission reductions, and related project development. He has been a key contributor, and developer of Alberta's provincial offset quantification and trading system. Driver commented, "The V3RU and V3RU-Plus systems certainly address one of the key opportunities for capturing methane and other harmful fugitive emissions that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere. It will also support beneficial use of many of the otherwise flared or emitted gases while the GHG reductions provide a significant incentive for project implementation." Cooper Robinson, Managing Director of Cap-Op Energy, a Canadian energy sustainability company whose mission is to make sustainability profitable, is a recognized sustainability expert specializing in the oil and gas industry, among others. With a passion for innovative entrepreneurship, he is working to build and support companies that embed sustainable development in their business models. Robinson commented, "We were excited to discover SEER and its portfolio of oil field solutions. The reductions in GHG emissions from the implementation of the V3RU and V3RU-Plus provide a significant opportunity for oil and gas producers in Western Canada. The GHG reduction programs in British Columbia and Alberta are designed to bolster this type of technology and can, in many cases, unlock very attractive returns for methane venting reductions." "This partnership with IET demonstrates new revenue opportunities for MV and REGS in providing cost-effective solutions for major oil and gas producers in Canada," said Richard Robertson, President of MV Technologies. "Based only on the GHG offsets, the economic benefits to our clients are immense given a projected return of less than one year on a basic V3RU implementation in Alberta on a site venting 300 m3 of methane per day," explained Robertson. "After extensive due diligence, our team was thoroughly impressed with IET's experience, relationships and knowledge in the sector and region. Our new partnership represents a tremendous step forward in bringing to market MV's patented technology," said John Combs, SEER's CEO. "Moreover, given the strict and more progressive Canadian regulations governing methane and volatile organic compound emissions in the oilfields, as well as the aggressive Canadian incentive programs centered around greenhouse gas and carbon credits, we believe this market represents an imminent and potentially very lucrative opportunity for the Company and our new Canadian partners. The partnership is a perfect fit of our technologies and service capabilities with their proven, industry-specific experience and expertise. We will continue to push forward in the western U.S. fields and are optimistic our anticipated success in Canada will accelerate the domestic sales cycle," concluded Combs. Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) ( : SENR), identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental clean technologies in several multibillion dollar sectors (including oil & gas, renewable fuels, and all types of waste management, both solid and gaseous) for the purpose of either destroying/minimizing hazardous waste streams more safely and at lower cost than any competitive alternative, and/or processing the waste for use as a renewable fuel for the benefit of the customers and the environment. SEER has four wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: REGS, LLC; Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC; MV Technologies, LLC and SEER Environmental Materials, LLC; and two majority-owned subsidiaries: Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC; and ReaCH4biogas ("Reach"). For more information about the Company visit: www.seer-corp.com. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of various provisions of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, commonly identified by such terms as "believes," "looking ahead," "anticipates," "estimates," and other terms with similar meaning. Although the company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements should not be construed as fact. Statements in this press release regarding future performance or fiscal projections, the cost effectiveness, impact and ability of the Company's products to handle the future needs of customers are forward-looking statements. The information contained in such statements is beyond the ability of the Company to control, and in many cases the Company cannot predict what factors would cause results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements. All forward-looking statements in the press release are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.theengineer.co.uk

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is seeking applicants for the second year of its Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme. Open to engineering students and apprentices who have faced obstacles or personal challenges, the programme provides £1,000 a year to successful applicants over the course of their studies. Having taken on an initial cohort of six young engineers in 2016, this year’s scheme will provide funding for an additional 10 grants, supported by National Grid. “We have created these awards to ensure that personal circumstances aren’t a barrier for new talent entering the profession whether that is at student or apprentice level,” said Jeremy Watson, IET president. “These awards send a clear message to young people: a career as an engineer or technician is a choice for anyone regardless of their background, gender, financial or personal circumstances. We are delighted that National Grid has pledged to support this programme and strongly encourage more companies to come forward and engage with these future engineers.” Layla Graham, a recipient of a bursary in the scheme’s inaugural year, says the funding enabled her to attend training events and get involved in volunteering opportunities that would otherwise not have been possible. “I was honoured to receive the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary,” said Layla. “It’s fantastic how the IET recognises student engineers who have come from different backgrounds and qualifications to get onto a degree programme. As a student and mother of a young family I am using the bursary to enable me to volunteer.” The deadline for entries for this year’s Engineering Horizons Bursary is 12 October. Further information on the scheme and how to apply can be found here.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.theengineer.co.uk

Technology-shy businesses are being missing out on the benefits of robots says leading expert Jeremy Hadall, one of the speakers at The Engineer Conference. Hadal, who is chief technologist for robotics and automation at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, says: “Britain still lags behind its major economic rivals in the uptake of robots. Statistics from the International Federation of Robotics on robot densities reveal the UK has only 33 robots per 10,000 employees compared to Japan (213), Germany (170) and Sweden (154). “So how do we encourage UK industry to invest in robotics and automation to reap these benefits? Perhaps the first step is as simple as demonstrating that these benefits are truly benefits.” Hadall is highly respected in his field and holds a number of significant roles, including chair of the IET Design and Production Sector Executive Committee and has previously held a position on the Manufacturing TPN Executive Committee. Hadall also chairs the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s Automation Capability Forum and is a member of the British Automation and Robotics Association Council and the KTN’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group Advisory Board. To view the full conference programme and to register to attend click here.


Sun X.,Michigan Technological University | Dai Q.,Michigan Technological University | Ng K.,IET Inc.
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2014

This study applied the Transmission X-ray Microscope (TXM) characterization techniques and permeability-solver computational program to investigate the transport properties of a microscale cement paste specimen. The TXM techniques allow fast-image acquisition of pore microstructure at a resolution of 30 nm. The microscale cement paste specimen with 0.45 water/cement ratio was specially prepared with a capillary tube. The pore microstructure of the microscale paste specimen was characterized by using the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Lab. The image processing technique was conducted to identify the pore distribution in the captured images. The digital samples with different porosities were generated to compute the transport properties. The burning algorithm was employed to estimate the pore connectivity. The finite difference method with artificial compressibility relaxation algorithm was applied to simulate water transport in capillary pores with Stokes equation. The pore permeability was computed with the calculated average flow velocity using Darcy's Law. The computed permeability results of digital samples were also compared with the predicted values from the Katz-Thompson equation to demonstrate the computational accuracy. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Dai Q.,Michigan Technological University | Ng K.,Michigan Technological University | Ng K.,IET Inc.
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2014

This paper presents two-dimensional (2D) cohesive zone modeling (CZM) techniques to simulate microscale crack propagation with cementitious digital samples under various loading conditions. The 2D multiphase bilinear cohesive zone models were employed to investigate the fracture behavior within heterogeneous cementitious material samples. The microstructure of concrete and cement paste samples were characterized with scanned surface (SS) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging techniques, respectively. The digital concrete sample was generated from gray-scale SS images in millimeter. The single-edge notched beam (SEB) simulation on crack propagation within aggregate-cement microstructure was favorably compared with the tested sample. The digital cement samples with pores and unhydrated cement particles were generated from SEM images in micron scale. The compact tension (CT) test was simulated to predict crack propagation through pores. The study finally simulated the internal frost damage caused by ice crystallization with the SEM digital sample. The pore pressure calculated from thermodynamic analysis was input for model simulation. The CZM predicted the crack initiation and propagation within cement microstructure. The favorably predicted crack paths in concrete and cement paste samples indicate the developed CZM techniques have the ability to capture crack initiation and propagation in concrete or cement microstructure system with multiphase and associated interfaces. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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I.E.T. Inc. | Date: 2014-02-12

Electro-chemical activation equipment for the production of anolyte and catholyte solutions.


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I.E.T. Inc. | Date: 2014-02-12

Electro-chemical activation equipment for the production of anolyte and catholyte solutions.


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IET Inc. | Date: 2016-08-19

Sanitizing preparations for commercial and household use; Sanitizing preparations for use in institutional and industrial areas; Cleansing solutions for medical use. Electronic equipment, namely, electrolysis cell for use in the manufacture of various ionic solutions; Electrolysers. Water purification units.


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IET Inc. | Date: 2016-08-19

Sanitizing preparations for commercial and household use; Sanitizing preparations for use in institutional and industrial areas; Cleansing solutions for medical use. Electronic equipment, namely, electrolysis cell for use in the manufacture of various ionic solutions; Electrolysers. Water purification units.


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I.E.T. Inc. | Date: 2013-08-20

Biocides, germicides, bactericides, virucides, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides and herbicides.

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