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Organix Solutions Commercializes Organic Waste Recovery System

Organix Solutions, a Minnesota-based organics recovery and municipal waste consultancy, will be commercializing its BurCell recovery technology. The BurCell captures all organic waste from the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream, including food and compostable paper, removing even the smallest particles of food scraps that typically are left behind with current … Read more »

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Upgrades Waste-to-Energy Plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering will upgrade a waste-to-energy plant in Japan, revamping three stoker furnace type incinerators with a collective processing capacity of 330 tons per day. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries received the order from the Amachiku Environmental Office Association, an organization encompassing seven municipal entities in southwestern … Read more »

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 40 TPH Materials Recovery Facility

GreenWaste Recovery, a municipal solid waste company, has opened a new materials recovery facility (MRF) at its San Jose, California facility, reports Waste Management World. Bulk Handling Systems designed, manufactured and installed the MRF, which will process both commercial and residential single stream recyclables at rates in excess of 40 … Read more »

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Mercedes-Benz Fleet Collects LondonWaste Recycling

Municipal solid waste company LondonWaste has a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz eight-wheelers vehicles, fitted with Hyva hook-loading equipment to handle materials for recycling. The vehicles access Reuse & Recycling Centres in and around the North and East London area and will collect and deliver a range of materials (cardboard, wood, … Read more »

Arrowhead Landfill Accepts Utilities’ Coal Ash

Green Group Holdings says its Arrowhead Landfill facility in Alabama is ready to accept coal combustion residuals (CCR) — coal ash — from utility companies looking to avoid civil litigation risks brought on by the new federal regulations. The EPA regulations on CCR establish disposal standards, monitoring obligations, and associated … Read more »

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Abengoa to Build First MSW-to-Fuel Biorefinery

Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy to build the first biorefinery in the US using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth about $200 million. Abengoa will be responsible for the turnkey execution of the plant … Read more »

Waste-to-Energy Could Supply 12% of US Electricity

Waste-to-Energy Could Supply 12% of US Electricity

If all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the US were diverted to waste-to-energy (WTE) power plants, it could generate enough electricity to supply 12 percent of the US total, according to a study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) … Read more »

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EPA Seeks to Reduce Landfills’ Methane Emissions

The EPA has proposed updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills that would require certain landfills to capture additional landfill gas, which would reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The agency also is seeking public feedback on how and whether to update guidelines for … Read more »

Smart MSW Tech Revenue to Grow By $4 Billion

Smart MSW Tech Revenue to Grow By $4 Billion

Annual smart municipal solid waste technology revenue will grow from $2.3 billion in 2014 to $6.5 billion in 2023 and will offer multiple opportunities to those in the MSW management industry, according to a report by Navigant Research. According to the report, two trends are expected to define the MSW … Read more »

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Abengoa Turns Sewage into Biofuels

Abengoa has opened the world’s first plant to convert sewage to biofuels in Spain. The demonstration plant uses the company’s waste-to-biofuels (W2B) technology and has the capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as … Read more »