Tag: waste

OSU researchers say rural development from forest waste biomass faces economic hurdles

OSU researchers say rural development from forest waste biomass faces economic hurdles

December 28, 2016 |

In Oregon, use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of […]

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Engineered high energy fuel from waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources

Engineered high energy fuel from waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources

August 4, 2016 |

Cornerstone Resources develops and deploys waste management processing technologies that re-purpose a broad spectrum of organic wastes. Cornerstone adds that it’s BurCell system is a disruptive vacuum aided thermal decomposition process which converts pre-sorted MSW and other feedstocks into a consistent, homogenous process engineered cellulosic product. It is uniquely differentiated from existing technologies competing to provide MSW recycling, landfill […]

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What is the Worst Waste?

What is the Worst Waste?

May 8, 2016 |

One of the valued Digesterati, Peter Brown of FFA Fuels, promotes his company these days with the pithy slogan, “Fuels from the Worst Waste Around.” Which of course raises the legitimate question, what is the worst waste, and can we find a use for it? Discussions of worst waste will usually focus on the obvious — […]

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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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Who are the UK’s Wizards of Waste and why are they the best at something-from-nothing since Potter & Dumbledore?

Who are the UK’s Wizards of Waste and why are they the best at something-from-nothing since Potter & Dumbledore?

September 8, 2015 |

Apparently, no waste in the UK goes unloved. Here, we look at three technologies that have picked up GBP 25 million from the UK Department of Transportation at the avant-garde of low-carbon fuels. As we reported overnight in The Digest, the UK’s Department of Transport is making an effort to jump-start domestic advanced biofuels, made […]

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NatureWorks, Green Sports Alliance partner for organics diversion in sports

NatureWorks, Green Sports Alliance partner for organics diversion in sports

May 10, 2015 |

In the US, NatureWorks has announced a partnership with Green Sports Alliance to advance environmental stewardship with professional and collegiate sports teams, venues, leagues, and events. The partnership announced today will offer Alliance members enhanced access to NatureWorks expertise in developing cost-competitive waste diversion programs through the use of renewably sourced, low carbon footprint products […]

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Bluesphere breaks ground on first waste-to-energy project

Bluesphere breaks ground on first waste-to-energy project

March 30, 2015 |

In North Carolina, Bluesphere has broken ground for its first waste-to-energy project and new US headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The Bluesphere facility will produce 5.2 megawatts of clean energy from uneaten food that would normally end up in local landfills. That electricity will then be sold to Duke Energy to provide power to local homes and […]

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Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

March 23, 2015 |

In the UK, Greenergy has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ sustainability certification for its production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. In addition to operating two biodiesel manufacturing facilities in Immingham and North Cave, Greenergy currently supplies more than a quarter of the UK’s road fuel. The company’s pre-processing enables the use of a […]

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Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons of renewable fuel from waste In 2014

Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons of renewable fuel from waste In 2014

March 9, 2015 |

In Finland, Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons (more than 420 million gallons) of renewable fuel from waste and residues in 2014. In practical terms, this is enough to power for two years all the 650,000 diesel-powered passenger cars in Finland with renewable NEXBTL diesel manufactured from waste and residues. All of the company’s […]

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Singapore researchers using waste biomass for algae harvesting

Singapore researchers using waste biomass for algae harvesting

February 18, 2015 |

In Singapore, waste biomass from fungal fermentation processes could be used to bind to and harvest microalgae being used in other biotechnology applications. A*STAR researchers have successfully demonstrated this procedure with fungal mycelium—the main vegetative part of a fungus such as the tangled mass of underground fibers beneath sprouting mushrooms. The A*STAR team knew that […]

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