Tag: MSW

U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

December 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy, as well as the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s goals of improving the performance and lowering the cost […]

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Taiwan looking to divert MSW to electricity production

Taiwan looking to divert MSW to electricity production

August 17, 2020 |

In Taiwan, the Taipei Times reports the Environmental Protection Agency is exploring the development of four new MSW-fueled power plants to divert 230,000 metric tons from incinerators, extending the life of the incinerators while producing enough power for 11,000 homes. One such plant is already operating in Taichung while similar facilities are planned for Taipei, […]

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Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth?  Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth? Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

August 31, 2019 |

Cielo – it means “sky” in Spanish but some also use the word Cielo to refer to Heaven, bringing with it images of stunning white puffy clouds filled with clean air and hope. So it’s an appropriate name for Cielo Waste Solutions. After all they are taking trash and converting it into something valuable – […]

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Fiberight starts taking household waste with full commissioning seen by July

Fiberight starts taking household waste with full commissioning seen by July

May 29, 2019 |

In Maine, local press reports that the first truckloads of MSW began arriving last week at the long-delayed Fiberight facility as it starts to ramp up processing that will eventually lead to biofuel production. About a dozen of the 115 communities making up the Municipal Review Committee who has the feedstock supply deal with Fiberight […]

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Fiberight starts accepting MSW at Maine facility

Fiberight starts accepting MSW at Maine facility

May 6, 2019 |

In Maine, local press reports that the long-awaited Fiberight plant that aims to produce ethanol from much of the state’s organic MSW has finally started accepting feedstock for processing, almost a year later than first planned. Early stages of the project are using MSW from about a dozen communities but will eventually ramp up to […]

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Walnut farm uses BioMax tech and gets award for converting walnut shells to power

Walnut farm uses BioMax tech and gets award for converting walnut shells to power

April 14, 2019 |

In Colorado, SynTech Bioenergy, a company that transforms biomass, agricultural waste and municipal solid waste into renewable heat and electricity, congratulates customer Dixon Ridge Farms for its receipt of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for converting its walnut shells to heat and power. The organic walnut farm and processing operation’s use of […]

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Biogas projects popping up everywhere – are they the magical solution we’ve been looking for?

Biogas projects popping up everywhere – are they the magical solution we’ve been looking for?

September 9, 2018 |

It’s not just you…it’s true, talk of gas is popping up everywhere. But it’s no longer a ssshh’d conversation whispered in the bathroom of a Mexican restaurant after eating too many bean burritos. It’s mainstream conversation now thanks to the growth of biogas around the world. And thanks to rainbow-farting unicorn memes of course. While […]

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Fiberight facility to open in October, not September

Fiberight facility to open in October, not September

July 29, 2018 |

In Maine, Fiberight’s facility in Hampden has 72,000 square feet of concrete flooring laid down in the 144,000 square foot space which is anticipated to be installed next month. Recycling equipment is set to arrive soon as well and Fiberight expects the facility to begin processing waste in October, not September as Fiberight CEO Craig […]

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World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

June 10, 2018 |

The Digest’s #1 Hottest Company, LanzaTech, is at it again with firsts! It’s making dreams become reality! Instead of sugarplums dancing in our heads, we have visions of a carbon smart future in our lifetime. It’s so exciting that maybe we’ll see them show up on the “7 wonders of the world” list that catalogues […]

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It doesn’t stink – North America’s first closed-loop waste management system opens

It doesn’t stink – North America’s first closed-loop waste management system opens

March 11, 2018 |

In Canada, Surrey’s Biofuel Facility officially opened in the Port Kells industrial area in the British Columbia province. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The facility converts curbside organic waste into renewable biofuel to fuel the City’s fleet of natural gas-powered waste collection and […]

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