ClearRefining Chronicle Ed. 2 Vol 9

ClearRefining Chronicle

Current News

These last months have been very busy for the ARC team. One of the premier projects that we had been working on was preparing and air-freighting our Generation 3 GDiesel® demonstration unit to our technology and marketing partners at Key Group in Prague, Czech Republic. The unit arrived safely and our partners are currently upgrading all systems including mechanical and control hardware and software in order to enhance operating efficiencies. During the months that this unit is in Europe, Key Group is going to use it to advance marketing and regulatory initiatives in the European Union as well as undertake joint advanced research initiatives with ARC personnel aimed at significantly enhancing our Intellectual Property portfolio. Other initiatives that we had been working on included the processing, packaging, and shipment of GDiesel® to the University of Arizona for further comparative emissions testing as well as continued consolidation work on our facility in Reno in preparation for sale. Funding of our Las Vegas Clean Oasis project continues in a positive direction as do our various corporate restructuring initiatives with our partners.

Picture of the Month

 (Left) Barrels of GDiesel® sent to the University of Arizona for comparative emissions testing; (Right) Key Group personnel begin the process of upgrading the Generation 3 GDiesel® demonstration unit after arrival in Prague.

(Left) Barrels of GDiesel® sent to the University of Arizona for comparative emissions testing; (Right) Key Group personnel begin the process of upgrading the Generation 3 GDiesel® demonstration unit after arrival in Prague.

Message From the Management

As we near mid-year, your management team would like to remind everyone of the stated Mission and Vision for our company: Mission – “To safely and continuously adapt our technology platform to customer requirements, shifting markets and innovation while operating in the most professional and respectful manner to the betterment of ARC, its unit holders and employees.” Vision – “ARC will continue to lead petrochemical innovation through following its core belief that using less resources to create more useable products is the simplest path to improving the condition of both mankind and nature.” Spend some time in your own area of employment and verify that your work, or the work of others you interact with, is upholding these goals or what changes are necessary to get back on track!

Safety Corner

Did you know… Preventable injuries are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. right after heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease. A few small changes today can be a huge difference for tomorrow. Below are the top risks by age group and how to help avoid such situations:
Under 12 Months – Mechanical Suffocation: More than two preventable deaths occur per day on average. To help avoid this; have infants sleep in a crib (not the parent’s bed), place infants on their backs to sleep, and keep stuffed animals and blankets out of cribs.
Age 1 to 24 – Traffic Crashes: Nearly 21 preventable deaths occur per day on average. To help avoid this; buckle up every trip in size-appropriate restrains, drive with teens to gain more experience even after they receive a license, and don’t use electronic devices (including hands-free) while driving.
Age 25 to 64 – Poisoning (largely from prescription pain medications): More than 92 preventable deaths occur per day on average. To help avoid this; ask your doctor about alternatives to prescription pain medications, if you have to take opioids then take the smallest dose for the shortest time, and never share your prescriptions with friends or family.
Age 65 & Older – Falls: More than 69 preventable deaths occur per day on average. To help avoid this; use non-skid mats in the bath or shower, install grab bars in bathrooms or near stairs, and provide adequate lighting in every room or stairway.

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