Researchers at Concordia University Pick Micromeritics for High Throughput Metal-Organic Framework Characterization

The TriStar II Plus (Micromeritics, Georgia U.S.) provides high productivity MOF characterization for researchers at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) (from left to right Paola Marino, Zvart Ajoyan and Dr. Ashlee Horwarth)

Micromeritics TriStar II Plus is a an automated, three-station, surface area and porosity analyzer that delivers excellent performance and speed of analysis


University Chooses Micromeritics TriStar II Plus Automated, Three-Station Gas Absorption System

It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,”

— Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — Researchers designing and synthesizing new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) are benefiting from high throughput surface area and porosity characterization with a Micromeritics TriStar II Plus automated, three-station gas adsorption system. A key focus for the group is rare earth MOFs with potential for wastewater clean-up and luminescence-based hazardous chemical detection. The TriStar characterizes new MOFs with exemplary efficiency, even for novice users, enhancing the productivity of the lab and accelerating progress.

“Surface area and porosity are defining characteristics of a MOF,” said Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University. “So, we need to be able to measure them as quickly and efficiently as possible. The TriStar runs 3 samples at a time, generating full data sets in 7 to 8 hours. This is extremely fast and means a same day result for my students; with some systems it would take 24 hours to run just a single sample. The ability to run three samples at once is really useful for confirming the reproducibility of a preparation method."

MOFs are an exciting class of chemical compounds with tunable porosity at the nanoscale and associated potential to address a wide range of societal concerns. The Concordia team are preparing MOFs to remove and/or catalytically breakdown waterborne contaminants not amenable to existing treatments, such as antibiotics and personal care products. The ability for rare earth MOFs to exhibit luminescence in response to the presence of hazardous analytes is also an area of interest. Surface area and porosity are performance-defining characteristics for all MOFs with pore size distribution providing insight into likely application.

“It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,” said Dr. Howarth. “I’m not aware of another system that matches it in terms of that crucial combination of robustness, throughput and price. I will soon boost analytical capabilities further with the addition of a Smart VacPrep accessory which will speed up all stages of sample prep – both degassing and activation.”

Prior to gas adsorption analyses samples are degassed; catalytic materials may also be activated. The Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port, programmable system that streamlines sample preparation by heating and evacuation. Each port can be operated independently, with samples easily and seamlessly transferred to the TriStar once preparation is complete. Using the Smart VacPrep in combination with the TriStar therefore further enhances the speed and ease of gas adsorption analysis.

Find out more about the TriStar II Plus at or about Micromeritics broader offering for MOF characterization at

Micromeritics Corporate Profile

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a global provider of solutions for material characterization with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development. Founded in 1962, the company has its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, USA and more than 300 employees worldwide. With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micrometrics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for academic research and industrial problem-solving. Micromeritics’ customer-centric approach is evident from tactical partnerships that incubate and deliver valuable new technologies and strategic acquisitions to develop integrated solutions in the industrially vital areas of powders and catalysis. These acquisitions include Freeman Technology Ltd, a company with market-leading powder testing technology, and Process Integral Development S.L. (PID Eng & Tech), a highly-experienced provider of automated, modular microreactor systems. A cost-efficient contract testing laboratory – the Particle Testing Authority (PTA) – supplies material characterization services using Micromeritics’ instrumentation alongside complementary solutions from other vendors. A network of offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, along with dedicated distributors in additional geographies, ensures that every customer has local, knowledgeable support. Micromeritics works across a diverse range of industries from oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and at the forefront of characterization technology for next generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites. Engineering solutions that work optimally for every user is a defining characteristic of the company. For additional information go to

About Concordia University

Concordia University is one of North America’s highest ranked universities founded in the last 50 years. Highly innovative, nimble and forward-thinking, Concordia defines and delivers next-generation teaching and research. Our community is a dynamic mix of faculty and students who research, create, teach, and engage across and beyond disciplines, making Concordia an international destination for leading thinkers. Deeply connected to Montreal and the world at large, we are a popular choice for more than 50,000 students across all major disciplines. Find out more at

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Utilities Market Expected To Reach A Value Of Nearly $6146.6 Billion By 2022 Says TBRC

The Business Research Company offers Utilities Global Market Report 2019 from its research database.

Adaption Of Collaborative Robots, Implementing Iot Technology Are The Major Trends Witnessed In The Global Utilities Market”

— Abdul Wasay

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, June 18, 2019 / — The global market for utilities is expected to reach a value of nearly $6trillion by 2022, significantly growing at an annual rate of around 4% during the forecast period.

The utilities market consists of sales of electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal services by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that provide electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal services. The market excludes waste management and remediation services which collect, treat, and dispose of waste materials; but do not use sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities.

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With rise in power consumption, increase in demand for electricity around the world, investments in renewable energy, the scope and potential for the global utilities market is expected to significantly rise in the forecast period. Adaption of collaborative robots, implementing IoT technology are the major trends witnessed in the global utilities market.

Major players in the global utilities market include Electricite de France, Enel, Engie, Iberdrola, Exelon, Duke Energy, E.ON, National Grid, Southern Company, and NextEra.

Utilities Global Market Report 2019 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides utilities market overviews, analyzes and forecasts utilities market size and growth for the global utilities market, utilities market share, utilities market players, utilities market size, utilities market segments and geographies, utilities market trends, utilities market drivers and utilities market restraints, utilities market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The utilities market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

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Markets Covered: global utilities market, transmission, and distribution, natural gas distribution and water and sewage.

Data Segmentations: utilities market size, global and by country; historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries

Utilities Market Organizations Covered: Electricite de France, Enel, Engie, Iberdrola, Exelon, Duke Energy, E. ON, National Grid, Southern Company, and NextEra

Regions: North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Time Series: Five years historic (2014-18) and forecast (2018-22).

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Source: EIN Presswire Terrence O’Hanlon to Give Keynote Address at Windrock Users’ Group Conference in New Orleans, LA

Windrock User’s Group Conference, June 24-27, 2019

Wake-Up! Keynote presentation titled “Increased Reliability Through Leadership”

FORT MYERS, FL, US, June 18, 2019 / —® has announced that founder, Terrence O’Hanlon, will give the opening Keynote Address at the Windrock Users’ Group Conference, June 25 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Terrence O’Hanlon’s Wake-Up! Keynote presentation, “Increased Reliability Through Leadership,” considers how, for the past thirty years, asset-intensive organizations have tried to maintain their way to reliability, then to predict and detect their way to reliability, and are now planning to prescribe their way to reliability with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Few of these programs have been successful, however, and many will fail to generate any sustainable business success. In response, Terrence O’Hanlon asks organizations to consider the following questions:

• Does reliability leadership play a role in the outcome of the organization?
• How is reliability leadership practiced across the functional areas of the organization?
• Who would you have to talk to and what kind of conversations would you need to have to get your plan for advancing reliability and asset management implemented?

In the course of his presentation, Terrence O’Hanlon also demonstrates that reliability equals failure- free operation, and that improved reliability translates into improved revenue, safety, retention, employee engagement and diversity.

The Windrock Users’ Group Conference provides Windrock-specific information and educational presentations that will help users become more effective and productive. Conference activities include technical presentations, case studies, activities, roundtable discussions and opportunities to share experiences in a networking setting. The conference program is intended to appeal to all Windrock users, from beginners to veteran analysts looking for the latest tips and tricks.

The Windrock Users’ Group Conference will be held June 24-27, 2019, at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. More information and registration is available here.


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Baker Communications Teams with FunnelSource

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BCI teams with FunnelSource to provide powerful visibility into an organization's sales pipeline

FunnelSource is a one of the key components for companies to achieve and maintain phenomenal growth.”

— Walter Rogers

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — Baker Communications, Inc. (BCI) announced today that it has partnered with FunnelSource to provide a powerful pipeline analytical tool for sales teams. According to the company, the tool will improve sales pipeline meetings and coaching sessions by providing powerful visibility into an organization's sales pipeline. The company went on to say that much of the strength of the tool comes from its exclusive, native integration with

According to Walter Rogers, CEO of Baker Communications, "FunnelSource is a very important tool to help companies achieve and maintain excellent growth rates. Internally, we use the tool daily to monitor the health of our own pipeline, as well as analyze trends in both the size and frequency of incoming orders." He went on to say that FunnelSource is utilized by every member of the Sales organization to maximize the efficiency of weekly coaching calls, as well as for the master sales team meetings. "It puts every member of our sales team, from our Sales VPs to individual sellers, on the same page," Mr. Rogers added.

The company said that the FunnelSource product gives sellers a single screen snapshot to boost their efficiency, data integrity, and accountability, by isolating where it's most needed. Sales executives and managers are provided with a real-time view of the sales funnel so that they can proactively manage and hold their sellers accountable.

Joe DiDonato, BCI's Chief of Staff added, "There are two key advantages of using FunnelSource. The first is that it provides data that can prevent 'sandbagging.' The tool's second advantage is that it can give quicker visibility into bad deals. Both of these factors will tighten the forecast when used as a consistent part of the sales team's processes." Mr. DiDonato mentioned that the director of planning at one of BCI's major client shops credited FunnelSource as one of the key tools that has helped them maintain their phenomenal growth rate.

According to BCI, the tool itself has several key features that make it so effective:

– The tool is built natively inside;
– It provides single-screen visibility into the pipeline and forecast;
– The tool provides an overall view of the pipeline broken down by forecast category;
– It enables users to see pipeline changes over any time period;
– Trends and risks are easily highlighted so that the team can take action and avoid end-of-quarter surprises; and
– Performance can be viewed across any time period.

As a result, the company proclaimed that in a single view, sales executives and sellers are able to see key sales analytics, as well as gain meaningful business insights. This capability helps empower sellers to take control of their own sales path, by providing them with self-policing (data integrity) alerts that allow sales reps to stay on top of their deals.

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As one of America's most established corporate training companies, Baker Communications has helped over 1.5 million professionals reach maximum performance since 1979. Globally recognized companies and government agencies, including ExxonMobil, Amazon, SAP, Ingersoll Rand and VMware depend on BCI to equip their employees with skills to increase market share and produce immediate results. Baker creates and delivers customized targeted practice-driven pathways that produce rapid, measurable results. Baker Communications' solutions have been utilized and delivered worldwide, throughout Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

BCI offers a full-range of options for learners. These options include our proprietary and custom workshops, as well as a full line of technology that provides advanced insights into each seller, a Sales Mastery online video library, voice and ambient computing learning technologies, and other new learning reinforcement applications under development. Visit

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Insulation With Stuart Burchill

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Keeping old insulation could be costing you money, Stuart Burchill explains how.

PEORIA, ARIZONA, USA, June 17, 2019 / — Older forms of insulation have been known to dramatically lose their insulating value at a very fast rate, all due to one common issue, moisture infiltration. Once moisture finds its way in, fiberglass and mineral wood insulation can sometimes completely stop working altogether. This can also create more problems like corrosion and host the perfect environment for mold spores.

Nanotechnology expert, Stuart Burchill, shares that 98% of insulation system failures are related to moisture. He often hears clients voice concern when they’re dealing with soaring energy costs and unsafe surface temperatures, hardly a year after brand new insulation was installed. Moisture prevents fiberglass and mineral wood insulation to perform at the same level as when they were new.

So how much moisture does it take to ruin an entire installation of insulation? Stuart Burchill states that scientific studies, reported in the ASHRAE Journal, show that it only takes just 4% moisture infiltration by volume to reduce insulation effectiveness by 71%.

According to “Thermal Conductivity of Wet Insulation” published in the ASHRAE Journal:

“The thermal performance of an insulation material is based in part upon the existence of small air pockets within the structure. When these air pockets are replaced with water, the thermal conductivity of the material increases since water transfers heat more readily than air.”

To help manufacturers combat this issue, Stuart Burchill patented a range of thermal insulation coatings that are moisture repellant, resistant to chemical splashes and withstand extreme weather conditions. The hydrophobic products also prevent corrosion and protect employees from hot surface temperatures.

Corporations around the world are switching to Stuart Burchill’s spray on insulation coatings, which can be applied to any size and shape of equipment while still hot! These state-of-the-art coatings have a long lasting performance of 10 years or more, providing consistent coverage throughout its entire life span. Moisture won’t build up between the insulation and substrate, which ultimately saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance and repair costs.

About Stuart Burchill

CEO/CTO of Industrial Nanotech Inc., Stuart Burchill is an expert in sustainability, nanoscience solutions, and manufacturing. His patented Heat Shield EPX-H20 spray on thermal insulation helps those in the manufacturing industry meet safety, preventative maintenance, and sustainability goals by providing corrosion resistance, CUI prevention, moisture resistance, and chemical resistance as well as by reducing equipment surface temperatures. Heat Shield EPX-H20 is water-based, sustainable, and low in VOC. For more information, please visit:

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Heather Zichal Joins Blue Prosperity Coalition As Executive Director

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Former Obama White House climate aide works to protect the world’s oceans.

Protecting the ocean is a critical component in the global fight for climate resilience.”

— Heather Zichal, Executive Director of the Blue Prosperity Coalition

WASHINGTON D.C., CA, USA, June 17, 2019 / — Heather Zichal has joined the Waitt Foundation as Executive Director of the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a global network of governments, NGOs, academia, scientists, and ocean experts working to advance ocean conservation goals by balancing sustainable use of marine resources with economic growth.

Ms. Zichal brings with her deep experience in the public and private sector. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Corporate Engagement for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), coordinating engagement with multi-lateral corporations to advance innovative approaches to some of the world’s most complex sustainability challenges. Ms. Zichal also served as the lead Obama White House aide on energy and climate issues. In her role as the Deputy Assistant to the President for energy and climate change, she was instrumental in the design and execution of numerous policies and regulations to reduce carbon pollution and enhance protection of natural resources. Ms. Zichal has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including working as former Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry's Legislative Director.

“Protecting the ocean is a critical component in the global fight for climate resilience. By taking bold steps to reach the goal of protecting 30% of the ocean, we will make huge strides towards long-term economic sustainability, food security, resilience from storms, and protection of the biodiversity of marine life.” Heather Zichal commented.

The Blue Prosperity Coalition offers world-class planning, legal, advocacy, strategy, and scientific expertise to help governments achieve 30% marine protection while sustainably growing their ocean economies. Founding members include the Waitt Institute, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, Ocean Unite, Dynamic Planet and the Waitt Foundation.

“On behalf of the Blue Prosperity Coalition we are thrilled to have Heather’s extensive expertise on our side while we work to protect oceans globally. Her longstanding history of uniting stakeholders, governments, and communities on environmental topics will be invaluable in our work to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.” said Ted Waitt, Founder and Chairman of the Waitt Foundation and Blue Prosperity Coalition founding member.

The global ocean economy is estimated at $24 Trillion USD, yet ocean resources are declining rapidly worldwide – bombarded with human-imposed threats like overfishing, pollution and climate change. Experts recommend strongly protecting at least 30% of the world’s ocean to help maintain marine resources while maximizing yields and sustainable economic growth. In 2016, intergovernmental organization IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) set a global target to protect “30% of each marine habitat” in “highly protected areas with no extractive activities” by 2030.

Through the Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute, the Blue Prosperity Coalition has formed partnerships with the Regional Government of the Azores, Bermuda, Curaçao, Barbuda and the Kingdom of Tonga, and continues to expand their work with committed governments to reach the global target of 30% protection. In February, the Regional Government of the Azores vowed to protect 150,000 sq. kilometers of their waters. Earlier this June, the Government of Bermuda committed to protecting at least 90,000 sq. kilometers in no-take marine reserves.

Based in San Diego, CA, the Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute play a leading role in the Blue Prosperity Coalition’s Marine Spatial Planning process. The Waitt foundation is a grant-making organization that provides funding for Blue Prosperity Coalition initiatives. The Waitt Institute is an operating foundation that partners with governments to achieve sustainable ocean management through Marine Spatial Planning, fisheries management, and community stewardship with each Blue Prosperity site.

At the Waitt Foundation, Heather will fully dedicate her time to leading the Blue Prosperity Coalition. This newly created position will work closely alongside Cherie Prothro-Shea, Managing Director of the Waitt Foundation, and Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, J.D., Executive Director of the Waitt Institute. She will be based in Washington D.C.

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Global Financial Instrument Provider BG SBLC

Standby Letter of Credit/Bank Guarantee for lease and purchase

DEN HAAG, THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, June 17, 2019 / — MMW Capital B.V is an international financial service provider specialized in Financial Instruments BG Bank Guarantee and SBLC Standby Letter of Credit Lease/Purchase issued with Top Rated Banks and worldwide acceptability rate.

MMW Capital B.V based and registered in The Hague The Netherlands under the Chamber of Commerce.

We issue the following Financial Instruments:

SBLC – Standby Letter of Credit- is a guarantee of payment by a bank on behalf of their client in which the bank fulfills payment obligations by the end of the contract if their client cannot. The Standby LC is based on a contract between two business partners.

Types of Standby Letters of Credit:

Performance SBLC- ensure the non financial contractual obligations (quality of work, amount of work, time, cost, etc.) are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner. If these obligations are not met, the bank will pay the third party in full.

Financial SBLC- ensure financial contractual obligations are fulfilled. Most SBLCs are financial.

Financial SBLCs are often required when performing international trade or other large purchase contracts under which other forms of payment protections (such as litigation in the event of non-payment) can be difficult to obtain.

BG – Bank Guarantee – with a bank guarantee you can cover performance and payment obligations – for example, when submitting tenders or signing contracts, making advance payments, securing credits or delivering goods made on open-account terms. In the case of a bank guarantee, the bank commits to pay a specific amount to the beneficiary if the principal fails to furnish a guarantee for an agreed performance or payment.

Bank Guarantees are widespread across the globe and are used in domestic and international transactions. Bank guarantees are also a sound argument in negotiations, because a bank will only issue a guarantee after thoroughly verifying the principal's creditworthiness and ability to deliver.

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Hinkley C, Wylfa Tour Caps Joint U.S.-U.K. Advanced Nuclear Mission

US-UK Advanced Nuclear Mission Forges Common Ground

UNITED KINGDOM , June 17, 2019 / — Regional summit meetings with the Welsh Government, Northern and Southern United Kingdom representatives rounded out a five-day, 12-person U.S.-U.K. nuclear energy mission following a two-day caucus at the Nuclear New Build 2019 (NNB2019) and nuclear energy policy and financial community briefings in London. The Mission spanned June 10-14. 

The Mission’s regional meetings included visits to the proposed Horizon Newydd nuclear plant site in Northern Wales and the under-construction Hinkley Point C, a two-unit EDF-led 3,200 MW new build site south of Bristol, as well as a URENCO Capenhurst Centre-sponsored roundtable with the National Nuclear Laboratory, North West Nuclear ARC (NWNA), Nuclear Industry Association, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and fuel cycle suppliers.

The Mission was organized by the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) in conjunction with the U.K. Department of International Trade (UKDIT).  Delegates included representatives from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Westinghouse Electric, NuScale Power, Terrestrial Energy, Muons Inc., Centrus Energy, URENCO USA, ClearPath, UKDIT and USNIC officials.  The mission was co-chaired by former U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary and USNIC Chair Bud Albright and ClearPath Senior Director Jeremy Harrell, the USNIC Vice Chair.

The Mission also included a visit to the National College for Nuclear in Bridgeport as well as briefings with the Southwest Energy Hub, Hinkley Supply Chain Project and a Universities of Bristol and Oxford-sponsored National Center for Nuclear Robotics.

The Mission also featured meetings with the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the U.S. Embassy London as well as a featured presentation at the NNB2019 on global nuclear markets.


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SemaConnect to Attend Roadmap 12 Conference at the Oregon Convention Center

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SemaConnect smart networked EV charging stations

Leading Electric Vehicle Charging Company Will Exhibit the Latest Technology to Government and Utility Leaders

We’re excited to once again exhibit our charging solutions at Roadmap and to demonstrate our smart charging stations to attendees at the show.”

— Jesus Ferro, director of marketing at SemaConnect

PORTLAND, USA, June 17, 2019 / — SemaConnect, leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations to the North American commercial market, announces that it will be attending the Roadmap Conference on June 18-19, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Presented by Forth Mobility, Roadmap 12 is the largest electric mobility conference in the nation and attracts attendees from government, utility, and the EV industry. As a Forth Member, SemaConnect will be exhibiting its Series 6 smart EV charging station in Booth 22. Conference attendees will be able to see the commercial charging station in person and ask questions about the newest updates to the charging technology.

“Forth Mobility is known for organizing events that teach drivers, government and utility leaders, and clean transportation professionals about electrification,” said Jesus Ferro, marketing director at SemaConnect. “We’re excited to once again exhibit our charging solutions at Roadmap and demonstrate our smart charging stations to attendees at the show.”

With many state and utility incentives for electric vehicles and EV charging stations, the West Coast has become the most influential region for clean transportation options. Government leaders want to learn how to support business and tourism. Utility leaders want to learn about the way that smart charging can help them manage the energy grid more efficiently. That is why SemaConnect representatives will be demonstrating the Series 6 commercial charging station and answering questions about the smart network capabilities. The SemaConnect booth #22 will be open from 8am to 5pm on both days of the expo.

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SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. The company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments since its founding in 2008, for companies such as CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner of municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

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Diesel generators and trucks to use green ammonia fuel

TFX International truck to be converted to Hydrofuel®™ green ammonia fuel with Ammonia Solutions© systems

TFX International SPECIALIZED VEHICLE TRANSPORT™® truck to be converted to Hydrofuel®™ ammonia fuel with Ammonia Solutions© systems

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TFX International will provide two diesel fuelled generators and transport trucks to use Hydrofuel® ammonia fuel and Ammonia Solutions© multi-fuels systems.

NH3 is the most environmentally benign fuel compared to gasoline, gaseous or liquid hydrogen, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel, compressed natural gas, electric (from fossil-fuels) and hybrid vehicles.”

— Greg Vezina, Hydrofuel Inc. Chairman

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 17, 2019 / — A commercial demonstration of diesel fuelled generators and trucks converted to run on greener ammonia (NH3) fuel will be announced at the 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference in Mississauga, Ontario, on June 18, 2019.

Toronto, Ontario-based TFX International SPECIALIZED VEHICLE TRANSPORT will provide two diesel fuelled generators and transport trucks to be converted to use Hydrofuel® ammonia fuel over three years.

Mississauga, Ontario-based Hydrofuel Inc.’s Ammonia Solutions© aftermarket multi-fuels engine retrofit systems will be used for a low emission combination of diesel and ammonia fuel, and zero emission hydrogen oxygen assisted NH3 fuel.

Fuel and electricity savings from the $2 million project are expected to cover most of the engine conversion, operating, and ammonia fuelling and infrastructure costs, at a small fraction of the cost of using hydrogen fuel.

The upcoming industry-lead three year $15 million AZETEC (Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration) project will design and manufacture of two heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks to move freight between Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

The 20 diesel buses converted to hydrogen to run from Vancouver to Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics $90 million were converted back to diesel fuel after.

Several ammonia and energy life-cycle production and utilization studies by Hydrofuel Inc. the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario, have been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, the AIChE, and in the 5,540 page compendium “Comprehensive Energy Systems”.

According to Hydrofuel Inc. chairman Greg Vezina, “NH3 is the most environmentally benign fuel when compared with gasoline, gaseous or liquid hydrogen, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel, compressed natural gas, electric (where electricity is created from fossil-fuels) and hybrid electric vehicles”.

The US Department of Energy ARPA-E (Advanced Research Project Agency) has demonstrated that ammonia is already the lowest-cost, proven technology for long-term, large-scale energy storage for longer than one day.

Aggressive implementation of NH3-fueled vehicles replacing light duty gasoline vehicles in the US could eliminate 96% or approximately 718 million metric tons of the annual LDV CO2 emissions projected in 2040.

The Japan Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ) has concluded to use ammonia fuel for electrical power generating could reduce total CO2 emissions by 80% in 2050.

In Denmark a 75 unit offshore wind-to-ammonia generating station will store ammonia in either internal or in seabed tanks using water pressure to keep the fuel liquid, with each hub to potentially supply 65 large ocean going vessels per day.

There are dozens of ammonia energy projects worldwide including fuel cells generating power for cell towers in Africa, ammonia-electric hybrid buses in China, NH3 cars in Korea, ammonia marine engines in Germany, and NH3 storage and transport to fuelling stations of hydrogen used for H2 vehicles in Australia.

Green ammonia is being produced from renewable energy in the UK, US, EU, and Japan where they also make NH3 from plastic and municipal waste.

For further information, contact:
Greg Vezina, 905.501.0010 or 647.466.9440,

About Hydrofuel Inc.:
Hydrofuel Inc. and C.A.E.C.- Canadian Alternative Energy Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario have 40 years experience in Ammonia energy and fuel systems technologies. Hydrofuel®™ and Ammonia Solutions© are registered Trade-Marks and Copyrighted.

About TFX International Specialized Vehicle Transport:
TFX International of Toronto, Ontario has offered top-level vehicle transport in Canada and the United States since 1987. SPECIALIZED VEHICLE TRANSPORT™® is a registered Trade-Mark. Wally Horodnyk, VP – Operations, 416-243-8531 ext. 3,,

About CUTRIC National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference
The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference is in Mississauga from June 17-18, 2019.

Greg Vezina
Hydrofuel Inc.
905 501-1101 OR 647 466-9440
email us here

Greg Vezina presents an update on Hydrofuel’s Ammonia Solutions© Multi-fuels aftermarket conversion technology for diesel and gasoline engines.

Source: EIN Presswire