Tag: MSW

Make haste with waste

Make haste with waste

April 7, 2016 |

In yesterday’s Digest, we asked “How much grease is out there, and at what price?” And the data is thin. As we reported, even the awe-inspiring Billion Ton series of reports from the US Department of Energy stays away entirely from the topic of waste fats, oils and greases. Courtesy of the billion-ton study, we […]

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Scania teams with Malaysia to look at MSW-based biofuels

Scania teams with Malaysia to look at MSW-based biofuels

December 8, 2015 |

In Malaysia, Scania and the Malaysia Innovation Agency have signed an agreement to jointly develop opportunities for biofuel production MSW including an initial scoping study that will look at identification of possible project locations, price and market demand projections and economic and operational feasibility. The technology to process MSW nor the type of fuel to […]

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Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

September 21, 2015 |

Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce methanol and ethanol. This facility is the result of more than 10 years of efforts to scale up Enerkem’s technology from pilot and demonstration, to full commercial scale. To view […]

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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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