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  • Increase the recovery of waste materials

    As part of Waste Reduction Week, which was in full swing until October 27, we are inviting everyone, both individuals and organizations (industries, businesses and institutions), to celebrate the event by incorporating the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) into their daily activities. Cascades has made a commitment to do just that, by setting a target in ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Minnesota researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota studying bacteria capable of generating electricity have discovered that riboflavin (commonly known as vitamin B-2) is responsible for much of the energy produced by these organisms.  The bacteria, Shewanella, are commonly found in water and soil and are of interest because they can convert simple organic compounds (such as lactic acid) into electricity, ...

  • Converting organic waste into green energy - new CleanTech-company established in Malmoe, Sweden

    With a breakthrough technology to transform food waste into valuable biomass the CleanTech company BioPrePlant® is established in the city of Malmoe, Sweden. A joint venture with strong players on a market that is rapidly growing will ensure a fast growth. The worldwide biogas market is growing as more and more countries are setting up climate and energy goals for sustainable development. The ...


    By BioPrePlant

  • Morbark converts to urethane industrial coating

    The exterior paint on Morbark equipment is changing. The company recently converted to Morthane, a two component urethane industrial topcoat with a two component urethane primer, for a complete chemically-cured coating system. Morthane, exclusively developed for Morbark, has an excellent gloss finish with superior color retention, more durability, chip resistance and corrosion protection, as well ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Waste Management Announces Expansion of Organics Recycling Services

    Acquisition of Garick enables Waste Management to expand organic recycling services and commercial and consumer organic products across North America HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • NREL Refines Method to Convert Lignin to Nylon Precursor

    A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals. The demonstration is an important step toward the goal of garnering more ...

  • NREL to help convert methane to liquid diesel

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help develop microbes that convert methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel, a novel approach that if successful could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower dependence on foreign oil. The amount of natural gas simply flared or vented from oil wells globally is enormous – equal to ...

  • Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Developed Technology That Can Convert Human Waste Into Sustainable Biofuel

    December 2, 2016 -- Last night's dinner could be tomorrow's liquid fuel. Yes, the technology to turn ordinary human waste into biocrude oil is here, thanks to developments at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology -- called hydrothermal liquefaction -- mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Waste Management to Develop New Organics Facility in Central Florida

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. "We want to extract the highest value possible from the materials we manage. Recycling organics through composting and the ...


  • Organic Waste Management is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a new GBP 15m solid waste treatment facility in Northwich Cheshire

    The site will primarily serve the Manchester / Merseyside industrial commercial market and will divert 180k tonnes of waste which would normally go the landfill. The waste will go through an intensive recycling process which will recover the hard recyclables and convert the residue to compost or a high calorific fuel product. The company is using Bedminster Technology, who operates facilities in ...


    By Derek Gough Associates LLP

  • New reference material for hexavalent chromium in contaminated soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new standard—a certified reference material—to aid in the detection and measurement of the potent carcinogen hexavalent chromium in soil. Developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the new reference material will provide a crucial ...

  • Covanta Energy`s Meg Morris Named Vice President of Materials Management

    Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, is pleased to announce that Meg Morris has been promoted to vice president of materials management, a new position at the company. The Materials Management division identifies the best approach in using and reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, from the ...


  • Connecticut Organizations and Residents Receive Prestigious EPA Environmental Award

    Seven organizations and individuals in Connecticut were honored today at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the US Environmental Protection Agency. They were among 28 recipients across New England recognized for their significant contributions to environmental awareness and problem-solving. The merit awards allow EPA to recognize individuals and groups whose work has protected or ...

  • World`s Largest And Most Extensive Material Processing System Is Open For Business

      MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG), today officially flipped the switch on the world's largest recycling operation, which can process up to 110 tons-per-hour of multiple waste streams, and sets a new standard for the recycling industry.  ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • Latest Research on Biomass for Fuels, Chemicals & Materials Discussed at Conference in Sweden

    What is needed for our societies to transition to a "green" economy? Some might say "renewable energy", "more research and innovation" or "targeted political incentives". At the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting (UREM) 2015, 25-27 March, leading researchers and business people will gather at Umeå, Sweden, to give the international conference a snapshot of the forefront in ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • ABB helps revolutionize waste management

    Designed and engineered by Australian company AnaeCo, the first installation of this patented technology known as DiCOM® is currently under construction at a municipal waste transfer station* in Perth, Australia’s fourth largest city. DiCOM is an automated bioconversion process that converts municipal waste into high quality compost which would otherwise be incinerated or transported to a ...


    By ABB

  • Waste-to-Ethanol venture attracts investors

    Waste Management, Inc. and Enerkem Inc., today announced a strategic investment by Waste Management in Enerkem, as part of Enerkem's new financing round. The closing of this new round of financing which generated CDN $53.8 million comes from Enerkem's existing institutional investors, Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and BDR Capital as well as from new investors, Waste Management and Cycle ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Desert eco-city to run on waste

    Abu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is building a US$22 billion zero-carbon showcase city for 50,000 residents with its power plants running on waste. A plot of desert land will be transformed into Masdar City  which will produce no waste, emit no carbon and be completed by 2016. It is an initiative by the Government of Abu Dhabi through the Mubadala Development Company ...

  • New Sky Wins Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Organization's Utility Technology Challenge

    BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/17/10 -- New Sky Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of carbon-negative materials, has been named a winner of the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Organization's (CTSI) Utility Technology Challenge (UTC). The Utility Technology Challenge identifies and showcases the top technology solutions that can be adopted by utilities and municipalities, leading to ...


    By Marketwire

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