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Nigerian MSW business to produce fuels from plastic waste

Nigerian MSW business to produce fuels from plastic waste

December 13, 2017 |

In Nigeria, WestAfricaENRG that collects MSW in Lagos and Ibadan has teamed with the UK’s Cranfield University and SynGas on a project to produce commercial-scale syngas from plastic waste for upgrading to fuels. The project should be online in the next year. Ibadan alone, for example, can source 40,000 metric tons of waste per month. […]

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Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sekisui Chemical, LanzaTech’s MSW-to-ethanol tech

Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sekisui Chemical, LanzaTech’s MSW-to-ethanol tech

December 6, 2017 |

In Japan, Sekisui Chemical and LanzaTech, have successfully demonstrated the production of ethanol from unsorted municipal solid waste — which can be used directly as a fuel or as a precursor to butadiene (a key raw material in the production of synthetic fibers and rubber), isopropanol, and isoprene — which themselves are used to make […]

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Chicago! Fulcrum BioEnergy picks the Midwest hub for its next MSW-to-jet fuel project

Chicago! Fulcrum BioEnergy picks the Midwest hub for its next MSW-to-jet fuel project

November 6, 2017 |

From California we received the news that Chicagoland has been selected as the site of Fulcrum BioEnergy’s second commercial-scale waste-to-fuels biorefinery. We reported last month that the long-awaited financing was completed for Fulcrum Bioenergy’s highly-anticipated first commercial project near Reno, Nevada. “Our bonds priced on the the 12th, and closed on the 27th and we […]

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BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

September 18, 2017 |

In the UK, British Airways is jumping back into the MSW-to-aviation biofuel game with a new partnership, this time with Velocys who is already producing fuel with the proposed technology in the US. The project’s aim is to use hundreds of thousands of metric tons of household waste including diapers and plastic food containers to […]

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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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