Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the University of California’s San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.
A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have created the first methane-producing microorganism that can metabolize complex carbon structures, which could lead to microbial recycling of waste products and their transformation into natural gas.
Preliminary emissions testing of a small-scale waste-oil power generator have found that the system generates low emissions.
In a 20-year partnership, the water system and the renewable energy company will collect methane gas from the sewage treatment process and sell it on the open market.
Applicants have until Jan. 8, 2011 to submit their proposals.
Thirty-six governments will be represented at the Oct. 1 meeting in which participants will try to identify possible additional resources to achieve global action to lower methane emissions.
One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.
- By Meredith Sorensen
- Sep 13, 2010
The company's technology turns wood chips and algae into methane and organic fertilizer.
The owners of Middlesex County and Edgeboro landfills in New Jersey agreed to enhance environmental controls and conduct regular monitoring in a settlement this week.
Aquatic, which makes plastic composite bath products, invested in Dürr air emissions control technology that also provides energy from the collection and incineration of styrene.
A green tariff will allow the company to sell its power to the grid.
Commercial biomass gasification facility to produce renewable synthetic fuels and electric power.
EPA's Kargbo says the United States produces 7 million tons of sewage sludge a year, but making it a biofuel resource will not be easy.
Energy conservation grants helped to fund upgrade, including an aeration blower retrofit.
Pyrolysis converts the solid, non-biodegradable plastic into a gas, which is then burned with oxidants to generate heat and steam.
The collaboration will provide up to $3.9 million over the next five years to help farms overcome obstacles preventing them from recovering and using biogas.
The Water Environment Research Foundation has issued a request for proposals on research related to strategies for biogas production; proposals are due June 7.
The American Council of Engineering Companies presents the Grand Conceptor Award to HDR for waste-to-energy project.
The $2-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded research combines hydrothermal, catalytic, and biological approaches to make biofuel.
The company's wastewater holding tanks will be part of a Reynolds, Ind., project that will replace an aging lagoon treatment system.