In California, students at the University of California Santa Cruz are crowdfunding their summer research project that is looking to boost biofuel yields through manipulation and use of organisms to break down cellulose from MSW in hopes of making production more economically viable. Funds will also go towards sharing the results at an international synthetic […]
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When it comes to its progress in achieving zero waste to landfills, the United States is on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic. By James L. Stewart. This article originally appeared in MSW Management and is republished by permission. On average, the top eight countries in Europe for landfill diversion (Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]
The historic performance guarantee that’s at the centerpiece of the deal; the partnership that could lead to eight projects; Cathay Pacific, Waste Management and the US Navy in the mix. In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Abengoa to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet […]
In Spain, Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth approximately US$200 million. Abengoa will be responsible for the turnkey execution of the plant including engineering, design and […]
In Iowa, Fiberight is switching gears and rather than build a garbage-to-ethanol facility at a mothballed ethanol plant in Blairsville, the company will instead produce biogas for CNG from the garbage. The move comes as a result of federal credits for creating on-site biogas while attracting investment for MSW-to-ethanol is very difficult at the moment. […]
In Canada, last week the City of Surrey broke ground on the less-than-$68 million MSW-based natural gas plant that is set to come online in 2017. Construction is set to start this spring on the facility designed by Netherlands-based Orgaworld under a 25-year design, build, finance, operate and maintenance contract.
In Maine, the University of Maine has been hired by a consortium of 187 towns and their MSW streams to evaluate whether Fiberight’s technology could be a good option for the state’s waste. The company is producing its Trashanol at a facility in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Currently the consortium’s waste is processed by a waste-to-energy plant […]
In Canada, Enerkem officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This facility, operated by Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, is among the world’s first commercial facilities to be built for the production of renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels. During its construction, more than 600 direct and indirect jobs were created for […]
In Thailand, Phuket’s Provincial Administration Organization is seeking $22.6 million to build a waste-to-biofuel facility that would use the entire island’s MSW as feedstock. Funding for the project will be sought from the national Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
In Mississippi, the proposed Enerkem MSW-to-ethanol plant in Pontotoc remains delayed, five years after the project was still announced. The company says it still has ever intention of developing the project that is based on its 10 million gallon per year facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Several million dollars have been invested in the project so […]