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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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Fiberight receives final permits for Maine MSW-to-fuel plant

Fiberight receives final permits for Maine MSW-to-fuel plant

July 20, 2016 |

In Maine, Fiberight has received the final permits from the Department of Environmental Protection for its proposed MSW-to-fuel plant in Hampden where it plans to process the waste from 100 communities in the state. Those opposed to the project called for a public hearing on the project but the calls came nearly a year after […]

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Fiberight needs another 73,000 tons of MSW committed for Maine facility

Fiberight needs another 73,000 tons of MSW committed for Maine facility

May 3, 2016 |

In Maine, communities now have until June 30 to pledge their MSW to Fiberight’s planned facility in Hampden after only 75 communities representing 78,000 tons of garbage per year signed up before the May 1 deadline. That’s about half of what is required to making the facility economically viable. Currently 187 communities send 200,000 tons […]

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