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New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 23, 2015)

Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative ...

Ron Pettit Joins GBB as Principal Associate with Focus on Waste Collection Technology

by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as Principal Associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies, and improve waste ...

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. to Submit Proposal for 20-Year Contract With New York City for Municipal Solid Waste Management Transportation and Disposal Services

by Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE:BIN)(TSX:BIN) (the "Company") announced today (Oct 27, 2014) that it will submit a proposal in response to the New York City Department of Sanitation's ("DSNY") new request for proposals ("RFP") for a 20-year contract (the "contract") for the transportation and disposal of containerized municipal ...

Oil Production and Oil Refinery Waste Treatment Workshop

by IPEC  (Mar. 11, 2015)

25-26 of February IPEC held two-day event included a workshop and equipment presentation at company’s’ production site. The educational workshop was attended by representatives of international oil and gas industry companies from South Africa, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia. The first day of presentation was devoted to ...

DOE Issues RFP for Waste Treatment Services

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 3, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs). The RFP is for the treatment of LLW and MLLW including liquid and solid Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ...

Waste-to-energy revolution boosted by biobattery idea

by Climate News Network  (Mar. 4, 2015)

Competition to make bio-fuels out of waste products that would otherwise have to be dumped is creating a fast-growing, worldwide industry. And a German research organisation now believes it has perfected a system called a “biobattery” for turning a vast range of waste ...

New England Organizations Step Up for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and Help to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Twelve New England organizations have backed a national effort led by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on the nearly 35 million tons of food wasted in the United States each year. This EPA initiative encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste by donating or recycling food. Among the groups ...

EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, ...

Penalty Upheld for Hazardous Waste Violations at Roanoke, Va., Chemical Distributor

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 19, 2015)

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision ...

Abengoa will build the First Biorefinery Producing Biofuels from MSW in the USA

by Abengoa  (May 5, 2015)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B / P SM / NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be ...

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