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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 ...

Michaelis Waste to Energy Systems: cost reduction for waste disposal and energy

by Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

The basic conditions for an own waste energy system have been changed in the last months: Waste disposal is no future-safe measure the prices fort he industrial waste disposal will increase The big central waste incineration plants are not interested in taking over waste of a high calorific value as therewith the incineration capacity is reduced ...

Innovative Wastewater Treatment Plant in Victorville, Calif. Aims to Go Off-the-Grid

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 26, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined the Bureau of Reclamation, the California Energy Commission, and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at the ceremonial start of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s carbon-neutral energy project located at their wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, Calif. The facility aims to ...

Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

by Diamond Packaging  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental ...

Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. By advancing the development of innovative manufacturing technologies, investing in substantial energy ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

by Associated Press  (Sep. 26, 2014)

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the ...

GM’s Toledo Plant Recognized for Pollution Prevention

by General Motors Corp  (Sep. 16, 2014)

General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant today received a national pollution prevention award for successful efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. The award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, received during an event marking Pollution Prevention Week, recognizes GM Toledo’s accomplishments in pollution ...

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 ...

U.S. EPA, Victor Valley Unveil Innovative Carbon-Neutral Treatment Plant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 25, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will join Congressman Col. Paul Cook, the Bureau of Reclamation, the California Energy Commission and other local industry stakeholders to unveil the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s (VVWRA) carbon-neutral treatment plant. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the ...

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