SIMI VALLEY - Contaminated soil from one of the most polluted sites
at Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Lab sits in hundreds of bins at
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The dirt, excavated this summer from the old sodium burn pit,
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critics are demanding that the dirt be hauled to a more costly nuclear
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The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot), incorporated on June 29, 1978, is a home improvement retailer. The Company sells an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, and provides various services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 104,000 square feet of enclosed space, with over 24,000 additional square feet of outside garden area. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers. The Company has approximately 2,270 stores located throughout the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of the United States Virgin Islands and Guam, Canada and Mexico.
The Company's DIY customers are home owners who purchase products and complete their own projects and installations. The Company assists these customers with specific product and installation questions both in its stores and through online resources and other media designed to provide product and project knowledge. The Company also offers a range of clinics and workshops to impart project knowledge. DIFM customers are home owners who purchase materials themselves and hire third parties to complete the project or why not try this out installation. The Home Depot's stores offer a range of installation services targeted at DIFM customers who select and purchase products and installation of those products from it in this page the store online or in their homes through in-home consultations. Its installation programs include categories, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces and central air systems. Professional Customers are primarily professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners and tradesmen. The Company offers a range of special programs to these customers, including delivery and will-call services, staff and credit programs.
The Company provides its professional, DIY and DIFM customers to finance their projects by offering private label credit products in its stores through third-party credit providers. The Company offers a range of brands across a range of departments, such as Husky hand tools and tool storage; Everbilt hardware and fasteners; Hampton Bay lighting, ceiling fans and patio furniture; Vigoro lawn care products; RIDGID and Ryobi power tools; Glacier Bay bath fixtures; HDX storage and cleaning products, and Home Decorators Collection furniture and home decor. It offers a range of products to its customers, which include EGO 58-volt cordless outdoor power tools (string trimmer, hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaw and lawn mower); the Husky 100 platform of mechanics tools; LifeProof Carpet; Milwaukee Cobalt Red Helix drill bits, and Feit Electric HomeBrite Bluetooth Smart LED light bulbs.
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The German automaker announced it has created the first batch of liquid "e-diesel" at a research facility in Dresden. The clear fuel is produced through a "power to liquid" process, masterminded by the German clean tech company and Audi partner Sunfire.
The process uses carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, which can be captured directly from air. Carbon dioxide is created next page largely by burning fossil fuels and contributes to global warming. Now Sunfire said it can recycle the gas to make a more efficient, carbon-neutral fuel.
Unlike conventional fossil fuels, the "e-diesel" doesn't contain sulphur and other contaminants. "The engine runs quieter and fewer pollutants are being created," Sunfire's Christian von Olshausen said.
The synthetic diesel is produced using water and air.
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The fuel is produced in three see this here steps. First, the researchers heat up steam to very high temperatures to break it down into hydrogen and oxygen. This process requires temperatures of over 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 Fahrenheit) and is powered by green energy such as solar or wind power.
Second, they mix the hydrogen with carbon dioxide under pressure and at high temperature to create so-called blue crude. Lastly, the blue crude is refined into fuels in a similar way fossil crude oil is refined into gasoline.
Audi (AUDVF) said its lab tests have shown the "e-diesel" can be mixed with fossil fuels or used as a fuel on its own.
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The new fuel was tested by German Education and Research minister Johanna Wanka last week. She put the first five liters into her official car, and declared the project a success.
"If we can make widespread use of CO2 as a raw material, we will make a crucial contribution to climate protection and the efficient use of resources, and put the fundamentals of the green economy in place," she said.
Sunfire said its plant is set to produce more than 3,000 litres of the "e-diesel" over the coming months. The company said it was aiming for a pre-tax price of between 1 and 1.20 euros per liter ($1.10 to $1.30), compared to the current German pre-tax price of around 0.6 euros per liter of gasoline.
CNNMoney (London) First published April 28, 2015: 10:04 AM ET