Waste to Energy

HDR Recognized for Work on Gills Onions Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies presents the Grand Conceptor Award to HDR for waste-to-energy project.

bio-oil pressure cooker

University of Michigan Pressure Cooks Algae Soup for Bio-oil

The $2-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded research combines hydrothermal, catalytic, and biological approaches to make biofuel.

Oldcastle Precast Provides Tanks for Waste-to-Energy Facility

The company's wastewater holding tanks will be part of a Reynolds, Ind., project that will replace an aging lagoon treatment system.

Kentucky Horse Park Taps Stimulus to Manage Manure

The reuse of horse manure to generate electricity is expected to substantially offset electric charges incurred.

NV Energy, Waste Management Complete Agreement

The companies signed a power purchase agreement for the sale of renewable energy from a 3 MW landfill gas-powered project near Reno, Nev.

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Serving Up Energy and Compost from Organic Waste

Waste separation, community buy-in, and high solids anaerobic digestion are key ingredients in turning table scraps and yard debris into a renewable resource recipe.

Obama Announces 3 Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal

EPA and USDA finalize rules on renewables and biomass, respectively, while agencies lay out commercialization strategy in the new report, "Growing America's Fuel."

Ethanol Demo Facility Opens in Vonore, Tenn.

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, University of Tennessee, and Genera Energy facility will convert agricultural residue and bioenergy crops into ethanol.

Florida Salutes Solid Waste Industry for Achievements

Governor proclaims Champions of the Environment Day for those who work in the solid waste industry.

EPA Applauds 8 Landfills for Lower GHG Emissions, New Power

Recognized methane capture projects include the largest liquefied natural gas facility in Livermore, Calif.

Syntec, EERC to Make Bio-Butanol from Biomass and Waste

Catalyst technology with biomass conversion expertise should help Syntec commercialize the production of bio-butanol as a renewable fuel.

Methane Power Opens N.C. Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

GE's landfill gas engines generate renewable electricity for Duke Energy's grid.

Used oil tank

Case study: MetroParks Chooses to Recycle Used Oil, Not Wood

Clean Burn furnace provides heating for park office, saving on oil disposal and wood-chopping costs.

Agency Spends $3 M for 21 Methane Projects in 11 Countries

The Methane to Markets program promotes the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane and has 31 partner governments and more than 900 private- sector participants.

Dairy Power Summit Jumpstarts N.Y. Digester Projects

GE Energy produces engines that can help dairy farmers generate methane energy.

Waste Connections Expands Landfill Energy Project

Services company signs agreement with DTE Biomass Energy to use methane as a feedstock for renewable electric power.

GEM Intends to Build WTE Facilities with Cake Energy

Process uses primary sewage sludge as feedstock.