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BP Invests $30M in Waste-to-Biofuel Producer Fulcrum BioEnergy

BP will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy, which makes transportation biofuels from waste, and buy 500 million gallons of renewable jet fuel over 10 years in an effort to curb aviation emissions.

resource recovery

Waste-to-Solid-Fuel Plant Breaks Ground

A waste-to-solid-fuel plant has broken ground in West Virginia. Its developers say it is the US’ first resource recovery facility that employs mechanical biological treatment (MBT). The waste-to-solid-fuel plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, called Entsorga WV, is expected to be operational in early 2017. Entsorga WV is a joint venture … Read more »

Axion Polymers

Axion Polymers Invests in Lab Facilities to Boost SRF Quality

Axion Polymers has invested in new laboratory and testing facilities to ensure consistent quality of its solid recovered fuel (SRF) products and to satisfy the stringent standards of its technical end markets. It has installed a laboratory-scale furnace unit at its large-scale processing facility, shredder waste advanced processing plant (SWAPP), … Read more »

Abengoa

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 »

Pixley anaerobic digester

Dairy Farm Waste Powers Ethanol Facility

A first-of-its-kind anaerobic digester in California captures methane from agricultural waste and turns it into clean biogas to power an ethanol facility in Tulare County. The Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which is now online, will power the production of tens of millions of gallons of ethanol, all consumed in California’s Central … 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 »

Enerkem in Alberta

Enerkem Turns Garbage into Chemicals, Fuel

Waste-to-ethanol company Enerkem has inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta (pictured). This facility, operated by Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, is among the world’s first commercial facilities to be built for the production of renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels. The facility will have a production capacity … Read more »

Omega Protein Company

RDX Technologies Fuel from Waste Cuts GHGs 85%

Omega Protein has reduced sulfur emissions by 80 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent at its Virginia facility since transitioning from petroleum oil to RDX Technologies’ lower-cost renewable fuel derived from everyday food and oils found in wastewater. RDX Technologies’ new fuel source is an EPA-approved, carbon-neutral Renewable … Read more »

Abengoa

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 »