Developers must tackle lingering public concerns on waste to energy plants and highlight land efficiency and synergies with key sectors such as agriculture, to compete against other types of renewable energy.
Waste to Energy
General Electric’s anaerobic waste system brings 25% output boost to Idaho
Jul 13, 2015
Rexburg in Idaho, US has become the first city to use General Electric’s Monsal 70 technologies in North America, treating bio-solids at the city’s wastewater treatment facility, Glenn Vicevic, product manager at General Electric’s power and water business unit, said.
Microturbine growth boosted by demand for flexible power on landfill sites
Jun 18, 2015
The use of microturbines in solid waste treatment is gaining traction as the industry is discovering the advantages of fuelling turbines using landfill biogas, Richard Olliver, President of advisory firm Aplethora Energy Services, said.
Republic Services’ new 20 MW Californian waste plant highlights growing biomass conversion market
Jun 3, 2015
The new landfill gas-to-energy facility will be constructed at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles and will generate electricity to power approximately 25,000 homes, Republic Services said.
Sierra Energy to build a commercial waste gasification facility for the Army in California
Mar 27, 2015
After investing a total amount of $10M in R&D, Sierra Energy, a California-based waste gasification company, is now working on its first commercial facility situated in Fort Hunter Liggett.
Dow Chemical and Agilyx join forces to convert plastics into oil
Mar 25, 2015
The US chemical corporation Dow Chemical and the waste-to-energy company Agilyx recently released the results of the Energy Bag pilot program, carried out in 2014 to assess the potential of turning non-recycled plastics (NRP) into oil. The high level of citizens' compliance demonstrated the feasibility of plastics-to-oil projects, according to Dow Chemical.
Blue Sphere starts the construction of a food-waste-to-energy plant in Rhode Island
Mar 5, 2015
The Israeli energy company Blue Sphere Corp. and the Italian EPC Austep are ready to start constructing a 3.2 megawatt plant in Johnston, Rhode Island, which will process up to 300 tons of food waste per day.
Aria Energy begins operations at its new 4.8 MW landfill gas-to-energy facility
Mar 5, 2015
The Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis, Florida, a landfill gas-to-energy (LGFTE) plant owned and operated by Aria, will provide energy to over 2,800 households. The power will be sold to JEA.