On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight small business contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The eight Phase II contracts provide the companies with $300,000 each to develop and commercialize innovative products that address environmental and public health issues. Phase II funding is typically made available to companies that have already been granted Phase I funding through the SBIR Program. This round of funding included two biobased businesses, Environmental Fuel Research, LLC, a company that is developing a system to produce biofuel from grease trap waste, and Sustainable Bioproducts, LLC, a company that is developing a low-cost, simple, and scalable microbial process for the conversion of organic municipal solid waste to fuels using fungus. The SBIR Program is open to for-profit U.S. businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Open solicitations for applicants are listed on the SBIR website, but applications for this specific program are currently closed.
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On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment
Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared foods that are still edible. Then comes the question of what to do with the rest. And depending on where these facilities are...
Municipal wastewater namely sewage is generated by residential, institutional, commercial and industrial establishments. It includes household waste liquid from toilets,baths,showers,kitchens, and sinks drained into sewers. In many areas, sewage also includes liquid waste from industry and commerce. The separation and draining of household waste into greywater and blackwater is becoming more common in the developed world, with treated greywater being permitted to be used for watering plants or recycled for...
Case study - RDF plant Tel Aviv
Engineering and planning, procurement, production and delivery of the complete plant engineering as well as installation and commissioning.Retention:September 2012Throughput:540,000 Mg/aOperational time:at least 6,200 Mg/aInput:municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial wasteRecovery rate:more than 50%Materials for further processing: RDF (160,000 Mg/a) Paper and cardboard (20,000 Mg/a) Ferrous Non-Ferrous Plastic PET PVC biowaste / organic waste Mechanical treatment: Shredder Screendrum Air...
Monster 3-shred grinders helps reclaim food bank waste - Case Study
Multiple entities partner to divert food waste from landfills Problem: Food Composting system must breakdown mixed packaged waste for processing Solution: Low Speed, High Torque JWC 3-SHRED Grinder The statistics surrounding food waste in the United States can only be described as staggering. More than 30 percent of the food produced for human consumption in the United States, valued at $162 billion annually, isn’t eaten. Each year, the United States spends $218 billion growing, processing, transportin...
Axion: is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?
As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers. Landfill or incineration: what is the best disposal route for our waste plastic materials? Large numbers of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants exist right across Europe and many of the UK’s municipal solid waste (MSW) and mixed recyclables ‘processing’ facilities are simply exporting a high proportion...