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Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of addressing environmental and health problems caused by the wastewater produced in the coffee industry. ...

C&D waste volumes in Europe to increase by 26% by 2020

by CDE  (Aug. 22, 2014)

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan forecasts that by 2020 the volume of construction, demolition and excavation waste produced across Europe will increase to over 1.1bn tonnes - a rise of 26% from the 885m tonnes produced in the region in 2012. "Market development is strongly driven by the Waste Directive (2008/98/EC), wherein C&D waste ...

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

by Associated Press  (Aug. 31, 2014)

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, ...

Ligin 2014: Bio4Energy Presenters Acknowledged

by Bio4Energy  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Bio4Energy would like to acknowledge its researchers who contributed a presentation to the Lignin 2014 conference, held 24-28 August at Umeå, Sweden. 'Smart' packaging designed to prolong the shelf-life of food Sandra Winestrand and colleagues at Umeå and Karlstad Universities Edited ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

energyTEAM to exhibit at the Energy Event 2014

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Aug. 19, 2014)

The Energy Event 2014, which is being held at the NEC Birmingham, is co- located with the Renewables Event and the Water Event. It is one of the biggest exhibitions in the UK where suppliers right across the energy arena are given the opportunity to showcase their products and services to nearly 6000 visitors. energyTEAM will be ...

Running on waste heat

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Original story at MIT News It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to thermoelectric innovators such as MIT’s Gang ...

Waste could fertilise food cost cuts

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilisers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters ...

Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today (Sep 3, 2014). Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately ...

Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

by Associated Press  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of ...

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