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Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Oct. 21, 2014)

The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using biomass and other waste materials like plastics, tyres, etc. Conical spouted beds ...

Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

by Cranfield University  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration ...

A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 22, 2014)

For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to increase public awareness of bioenergy and its role in the clean energy landscape. By the same token, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering this virtual open house of its national laboratories—the facilities at the core ...

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for support services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The total estimated value of the contract is $100 Million - $300 Million. The period of performance will be 5-years, with a three-year base period and one, ...

Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 22, 2014)

It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are ...

Revenue from Smart Waste Technology is Expected to Exceed $42 Billion From 2014-2023

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Sep. 23, 2014)

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for smart waste technologies, with a focus on four application segments: smart collection, smart processing, smart energy recovery, and smart disposal. Aiming to enhance the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW), generate renewable energy, and optimize the environmental performance ...

Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia Open This Month

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia open on 29 October at AsiaWorld-Expo with a wide range of green tech products, building materials and new innovations on show. A number of industry networking and knowledge-sharing events are scheduled to take place during the event which runs until 1 November. About ...

HydroPoint Recognized by EPA as 2014 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year

by HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.  (Oct. 14, 2014)

HydroPoint Data Systems, the proven leader in 360° smart water management, today announced it has received the prestigious 2014 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Five Energy Department Accomplishments in Algal Biofuels

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Algae are an attractive biofuel feedstock because they grow fast, absorb carbon dioxide, and can utilize waste resources, such as municipal waste water. Algae store energy from sunlight and can then be converted to advanced hydrocarbon fuel and used as a direct replacement for petroleum fuel. However, the ...

ANDRITZ to supply new waste-to-energy power plant to Riikinvoima Oy, Finland

by ANDRITZ Separation - a division of the Andritz Group  (Oct. 16, 2014)

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been selected by the local utility company Riikinvoima Oy to supply a waste-to-energy power plant to Leppävirta, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. The new plant is designed to treat 145,000 tons of waste per year coming from eight local waste management companies. The ...

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