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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, ...

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Biogas CHP Plant

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located in Hampshire. It was commissioned in 2013. The AD plant converts food waste into biogas. This renewable fuel generated is used on-site (power and heat) and the electricity is exported to the national grid, reducing carbon emissions while improving the environment. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as ...

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 ...

Planning contract for 250 kW biogas plant signed in Japan

by EnviTec Biogas AG  (Aug. 21, 2014)

It is the first time a planning contract is being signed by EnviTec Biogas in Japan: this planned 250 kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka is supposed to be operated solely using bio-waste. "With our new construction project, we are setting new standards not only in the region, but also in the field of energy generation using waste ...

Koyambedu Sewage Treatment Plant CHP - Biogas Production

by Clarke Energy  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Established in 1979, Enviro Control Associates (I) Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading Indian companies operating in the domain of Environmental Engineering. The company has a strong foothold in water treatment, sewage treatment, effluent treatment, municipal solid waste management, tertiary treatment and biogas based energy ...

From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises ...

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 ...

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