Tag: wastewater

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

July 26, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is in the engineering phase and working through the permitting process for the proposed $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant outside of St. Paul in Inver Grove Heights where it is teaming with a local MSW management company to eventually produce twice as much ethanol annually as at its 10 million gallon per year […]

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Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

May 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Genifuel will demonstrate wastewater to biofuel hydrothermal processing technology developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the BlueTech Forum in Vancouver next month in an attempt to draw attention to wastewater’s role in the bioeconomy. Following tests with more than 100 waste feedstocks and algae, the company believes the technology is getting […]

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Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

January 22, 2018 |

In Hong Kong, ASB Biodiesel was fined $15,000 for discharging wastewater last June into the community sewer that hadn’t been treated sufficiently to allow for disposal, the third time it has happened in three years. When local officials tested the wastewater discharged, all of the major water quality indicators including FOG, BOD, COD and others […]

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Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

November 23, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Roxal Bioenergy has been issued a cease and desist order by the provincial government to stop ethanol production following emissions of a foul odor coming from the wastewater treatment pond over three days in October. In April, the company was slammed for a fishkill that was the result of some of its […]

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Vietnamese ethanol plants set to come back online but it will take time

Vietnamese ethanol plants set to come back online but it will take time

August 31, 2017 |

In Vietnam, how to treat the wastewater at Bio-Ethanol Dung Quat is a key sticking point before the various investors can agree to bringing the ethanol plant back online but the plan is to revitalize it as well as Phu Tho and Binh Phuoc ethanol factories. Binh Phuoc is expected to come online for January […]

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Microalgal strain treats wastewater and produces biofuel

Microalgal strain treats wastewater and produces biofuel

August 27, 2017 |

In Moscow, scientists are using a microalgal strain from Finland, Chlorella vulgaris UHCC0027, to treat wastewater while using the algal biomass for processing into biofuel. While algal ponds have been used for water treatment since ancient times, scientists found this particular strain was particularly effective in Finland using photobioreactors where the algae works without additional […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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ORNL using microbial process to produce hydrogen from biofuel processing wastewater

ORNL using microbial process to produce hydrogen from biofuel processing wastewater

May 10, 2017 |

In Tennessee, “electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be used to convert bio-oil into higher grade liquid fuels such as gasoline or diesel. The team’s lab-scale demonstration can […]

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Tunisian oil company launches JV research project to produce biodiesel from wastewater

Tunisian oil company launches JV research project to produce biodiesel from wastewater

December 29, 2016 |

In Tunisia, the state-owned oil company along with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies and the Borj Cedria Technology Management Corporation Park have begun researching wastewater treatment and desalination from water used in oil production with an eye to produce biodiesel from the waste. The water will then be used for irrigation purposes. […]

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PNNL researchers make biocrude from sewage

PNNL researchers make biocrude from sewage

November 4, 2016 |

In Washington state, it may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses to create crude oil, using high […]

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