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  • EnviroSolutions Exploring Anaerobic Digestion Technologies to Recycle Mixed Solid Waste

    When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental. Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this was done through the process of combustion in ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • NREL Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. The scientists found the microorganism utilizes the ...

  • Wet Anaerobic Digestion Allows EFW Plant to Generate Almost 25,000 Megawatts Annually

    Harvest Power’s Energy Garden in London, Ontario turns organic materials into clean, renewable energy and fertilizers. Through advanced digestion technology, naturally-occurring micro-organisms produce renewable biogas energy from food scraps, grease, and other organic waste materials. The remaining digestate is turned into organic fertilizer granules. The Energy from Waste facility uses a ...


  • Black & Veatch Awarded Patent for Innovative Digester Cover to Improve Foam Control and Gas Collection

    Water Technology Leadership Extends to Process Equipment Kansas City, Mo. – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that it has received a patent for an anaerobic digester cover that solves a significant wastewater treatment operations problem. The invention enables operations staff to maintain constant digester levels and prevent ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • United Utilities, Davyhulme WWTW, CHP Plant

    At the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in Greater Manchester, United Utilities is generating renewable energy from sewage gas that is created from sludge left behind after the treatment of wastewater. The produced energy is used to power the local plant and provide high levels of efficiency through embedded ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    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 reflects our desire to work closely with business, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • The Potential for Biogas in Africa

    When thinking about renewable energy it’s common to think of wind power and solar. However there is massive potential in Africa for the utilisation of renewable gas for power generation. Some naturally occurring microbes are able to break down organic material in the absence of oxygen to produce different types of biologically created gas – ‘ ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • GE’s Water Business to Acquire UK-Based Monsal

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE will be able to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment ...


    By General Electric

  • Unilever’s ice cream factory in Holland to derive green energy from wastewater with installation from Paques

    Press release Balk, January 14th 2011 - Unilever, together with Paques, started the construction of a bio-digester at its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands. In the bio-digestion process, waste products that are released during the production of ice cream are converted into ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • enbasys BioGas Joins the Newly Formed American Biogas Council

    GRAMBACH, Austria - Enbasys GmbH, the BioGas subsidiary of BDI - BioEnergy International AG, announced that it has joined the recently established American Biogas Council (ABC), an association promoting anaerobic digestion (AD) technology advancement. AD technology is an efficient way to convert organic waste streams into energy by generating BioGas using microorganisms. “Our high-load ...


  • Camda sets up food waste-produced biogas power plant

    With a few finish work to be done, the food waste-produced biogas power plant is set to commence by the end of this year. Camda began to work out the scheme last year and started to build in October of 2010. The plant utilizes food waste collected from restaurants and households to create biogas, which contains 50% to 70% methane, and then the gas is purified to remove hydrogen ...

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • GE Advancing ‘Energy Neutrality’ for Municipal Wastewater Treatment with Introduction of ZeeLung* Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology

    ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor is Four Times More Energy Efficient than Conventional Fine Bubble Aeration Systems New Technology Offers Simple, Ultra Low-Energy Nutrient Removal in a Small Footprint Municipal Treatment Plants Account for 35 Percent of Local Government Energy Budgets ZeeLung’s Introduction Highlights Resource Recovery Potential of Wastewater ...


    By GE Power & Water

  • Global biogas market to nearly double in size to $33 billion by 2022

    Although a relatively minor player within the overall bioenergy sector, the market for biogas sits at the confluence of a number of forces, including increasing demand for distributed generation, tightening environmental regulations, and accelerating buildout of infrastructure for natural gas and for vehicles powered by natural gas. A byproduct of anaerobic digestion (AD), a process in which ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

    A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer backlash, fill the environment with unwanted polymer debris ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Spanish company touts process to turn urban waste into biodiesel

    A group of Spanish developers working under the company name Ecofasa, headed by chief executive officer and inventor Francisco Angulo, has developed a biochemical process to turn urban solid waste into a fatty acid biodiesel feedstock. “It took more than 10 years working on the idea of producing biodiesel from domestic waste using a biological method,” Angulo told Biodiesel Magazine. “My first ...


    By Ecofa

  • Brewing up sustainability

    Original story at MIT News Each day, breweries and wineries produce thousands of gallons of wastewater, which is either poured down the drain or shipped to treatment facilities at a high cost to the companies. Now MIT spinout Cambrian Innovation is commercializing a novel treatment ...

  • 100% environmentally friendly wastewater cleanup

    New Environmentally Friendly Enzyme Based Solution for Wastewater Remediation The effluent generated by livestock at agricultural operations all over both North and South America has a significant environmental footprint that flows far downstream from its source. One Hog farm in particular has been using a breakthrough technology referred to as UltraZyme to enhance the biological activity ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Bacardi Harnesses wind to power world`s largest premium rum distillery

    The world's favorite premium rum - BACARDI - now has the power of wind behind it. Bacardi Corporation, part of the Bacardi Limited group of companies, and home to the largest premium rum distillery in the world, today unveiled the largest wind turbine installation in Puerto Rico designed to harness natural wind ...

  • A*STAR Showcases 17 Innovative Solutions for Tackling Urban Living Challenges at World Cities Summit 2010

    Singapore, June 28, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Seventeen innovative solutions from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), that hold promise of enhancing lifestyle, improving healthcare delivery and making urban living more sustainable and liveable, will be showcased at the World Cities Summit (WCS) from 28 June 2010 - 1 July 2010, at Suntec Convention Centre.Among the A*STAR ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

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