Tag: MSW

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

June 10, 2015 |

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, […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 30, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? What are the trends? […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 29, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? Learn All About It […]

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Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part I

Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part I

July 21, 2014 |

By Tim Sklar Special to the Digest Part 1 of 2 Anyone that has followed the evolution of processes that are used to make fuels out of waste recognizes that the permutations and combinations of processes that can be used has become mind-boggling, as the pathways that can best be used, continue to change. As […]

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Urban Mining: Biofuels and municipal solid waste, in review

Urban Mining: Biofuels and municipal solid waste, in review

March 20, 2014 |

Urban waste: It’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated.  The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, where are the gallons? The Digest investigates.  We reported earlier this week on a project underway for the Hampton Roads, Virginia area that will, if successful, […]

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New MSW biodiesel facility to set up shop in Spain

New MSW biodiesel facility to set up shop in Spain

January 2, 2014 |

In Spain, a new company using MSW as feedstock to produce biodiesel and biochar will set up shop in Ribera de Ebro. The company will submit its application for permission by the end of the month, with renovation of an existing building to start in the spring so that biodiesel production can begin by the […]

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McFly! Enerkem begins commissioning of garbage-to-fuels commercial plant in Alberta

McFly! Enerkem begins commissioning of garbage-to-fuels commercial plant in Alberta

December 5, 2013 |

In Back to the Future, waste-to-energy fuel systems were supposed to be common by 2015.  Looks like 2014 might be the better date. Here’s Enerkem, going commercial, to show the way. In Canada, Enerkem announced that commissioning is underway at its commercial-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton. Construction of the facility is nearing […]

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Energy as easy as Waffles

Energy as easy as Waffles

September 25, 2013 |

One day, biofuels microbes may be so adept at making fuels, it will be a case of “just add water”. For now, there’s the hard slog of unlocking feedstocks that are affordable, available and aggregated. As we look for recent victories in low-cost feedstock development, What can we learn from natural gas? People from Minnesota […]

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Maryland county teams with AFI on MSW-to-energy

Maryland county teams with AFI on MSW-to-energy

August 22, 2013 |

In Maryland, Washington County, Md. is partnering with America First, Inc. (AFI) to launch a waste-to-renewable energy initiative, which utilizes municipal solid waste (MSW) and converts it into a fuel source, at no cost to the County. Washington County is poised to become a model for other counties in the State, and a national and […]

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Fulcrum demonstrate new MSW drop-in fuel process for jet and diesel

Fulcrum demonstrate new MSW drop-in fuel process for jet and diesel

May 29, 2013 |

In North Carolina, Fulcrum BioEnergy has successfully demonstrated the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) into jet and diesel fuels.This demonstrated process adds fuel diversity to Fulcrum’s products and complements its previously demonstrated MSW to ethanol process. Fulcrum’s ability to produce drop-in fuels from MSW opens up an 80 billion gallon-per-year fuel market and expands […]

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