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Surrey MSW-to-biofuel plant seen commissioning in June

Surrey MSW-to-biofuel plant seen commissioning in June

April 11, 2017 |

In Canada, the long-awaited MSW-to-biofuel plant in Surrey is preparing for commissioning in June, making it North America’s first plant of such kind. Waste collection trucks and other city vehicles will be fueled with the natural gas produced at the facility, something that is expected to make the city either the first in British Columbia […]

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Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

March 27, 2017 |

In California, Sierra Energy has teamed with the Army to trial its FastOx Gasifier technology that turns MSW into hydrogen for use in vehicles, carbon monoxide for electricity production and liquid metal as well as slag for reuse in other industries. The demo is being built at the Army’s Fort Hunter Liggit following initial testing […]

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Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

March 20, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is moving forward with the $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant first announced last May with plans to site it outside St. Paul in Dakota County. Together with local recycling company SKB Environmental, a formal presentation was made in February to the local city council but the companies have yet to submit a proposal […]

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Maine court opens the path for Fiberight to get its community MSW project sorted

Maine court opens the path for Fiberight to get its community MSW project sorted

March 15, 2017 |

In Maine, a superior court judge has ruled against Fiberight’s competitors who sought to have the company’s environmental permits for a planned MSW-to-biofuel plant revoked, instead affirming the permits and opening the path for the company to move forward with its proposed project. The committee that manages the MSW for more than 100 communities in […]

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MSW as a feedstock: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment

MSW as a feedstock: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment

January 30, 2017 |

It’s been the big, big problem in biomass deconstruction and cellulosic fuels — the finicky nature of biomass. We’ve learned to get past the main line of cellulosic defenses — but by and large it’s been a feedstock-by-feedstock, multi-step process, not well suited for competing with $60 oil when the biomass cost itself has risen […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

January 5, 2017 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions plans to invest C$7 million to upgrade the mothballed Western Biodiesel facility it recently bought for C$2.3 million in Alberta to its MSW-to-renewable diesel technology by the end of the year. The facility will process 2 metric tons of waste every hour to produce 18,000 liters of renewable diesel, a […]

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Metro Pacific to invest $311.3 million in 40MW MSW-based facility in the Philippines

Metro Pacific to invest $311.3 million in 40MW MSW-based facility in the Philippines

October 3, 2016 |

In the Philippines, Metro Pacific Investments will invest $311.3 million in a 30MW-40MW facility in Quezon City using 3,000 metric tons of MSW as feedstock daily processed using New Jersey-based Covanta’s technology. Covanta has 50 other power projects around the world from 20 million tons of MSW. The project comes on the back of the […]

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Wilson Bio-Chemical debuts pilot plant for fuels, chemicals from MSW

Wilson Bio-Chemical debuts pilot plant for fuels, chemicals from MSW

September 16, 2016 |

In the UK, Wilson Bio-Chemical has opened its Micro Autoclave Fiber Production Plant for turning MSW into biomass fiber that can be converted into a range of products, such as butanol, hydrogen, acetone and ethanol. The facility has been developed with the help of the University of York’s subsidiary, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), and […]

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Philippine investor to develop 40MW biogas plant using one-third of Manila’s MSW

Philippine investor to develop 40MW biogas plant using one-third of Manila’s MSW

September 6, 2016 |

In the Philippines, Metro Pacific is planning to present an MSW-to-energy project that would produce up to 40MW of power from biogas using up to one-third of metro Manila’s MSW. The company had planned to develop a 10,000 liter per day biodiesel facility with Singapore-based GGI Energy but the contract was canceled last year after […]

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New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

August 17, 2016 |

In North Carolina, a new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation uses a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW to assess the environmental impacts associated with MSW conversion via landfill gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, and gasification/Fischer-Tropsch. How current infrastructure could be used to support an MSW-to-biofuels industry is also explored using North […]

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