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Social Media For Business Performance
GE Embraces Social Media for Supply Chain Management and Business Process Improvement

To optimize your supply chain management, no doubt you have invested heavily in information technologies over the past decades. By now, you probably have an exact picture of your inventory, can track components, can follow your product through each stage of production and are aware of incoming orders.

Since in all likelihood your competitors are also running similar programs, what can you do to get back in the lead?…

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Reporting on local event: Food Systems Conference
Concordia Transitions 2016: Montreal Food Sovereignty Movement has an End Game

On Saturday, February 13th, the Concordia Food Coalition held its third annual Transitions Conference, bringing together Montreal food sovereignty activists to discuss issues pertaining to food policy, food production, land use and waste management. Among the encouraging news shared was a nascent collaboration toward building a more cohesive, sustainable food system for Greater Montreal.

If you are like most people, you don’t give food systems much thought. You shop once a week and pick up missing items as needed. You mumble about price increases but the shelves are well stocked so, as far as you can tell, the system is working. Had you attended Concordia Transitions 2016 last weekend you may have come away with a different view.

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Technological data
What is biogas?

Biogas is produced through the biological degradation of organic matter in an oxygen-free environment. The process, known as anaerobic digestion, yields a gas composed of 50 to 75% methane (CH4) and 25 to 50% carbon dioxyde (CO2). In comparison, natural gas contains approximately 97% methane. Essentially, biogas is a form of diluted natural gas with lower calorific value.

Biogas can be produced in landfill sites and in agricultural, municipal or industrial anaerobic digesters. This renewable energy can be:

  • Used as fuel to produce hot water or steam;
  • Used as fuel to run generators that produce electricity and heat;
  • Refined for injection in the natural gas grid;
  • Compressed to fuel natural gas vehicles (NGV).

Biogas combustion is carbon neutral; it reduces greenhouse gas emissions when used instead of fossil fuels.

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