February 2012

Activu Moves into New Headquarters in Award-Winning Green Facility to Accommodate Business Growth and Expanded Research and Development

(Digital Journal 2-27-2012) Significantly larger facility will support Activu’s growing market acceptance as a leader in intelligent visualization and collaboration solutions in North America and abroad. Stunning new office space has won awards for architecture, interior design, environmentally sustainable construction and energy efficient design • Underscores Activu’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and to providing a high-quality work environment for its staff

Study on beneficial uses of CO2 from lignite-based power plants completed

(Prairie Business 2-25-2012) Carbon dioxide capture from lignite-based power plants has three potential opportunities for beneficial use, according to a recently completed study by the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The beneficial uses of purified carbon dioxide include: mineralization, greenhouse gas agriculture and enhanced oil recovery.

Structural Safety Enhanced by Smart Spray Paint

(Daily Tech 1-31-2012) The smart paint is cheaper, less time-consuming and more accurate than current methods of monitoring. A researcher in Scotland has created a spray paint that is capable of identifying tiny faults in structures like bridges and turbines long before damage occurs.

Dr. Mohamed Saafi, study leader from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, is the creator of the smart paint, which is both strong and environmentally-friendly.