Tag Archives: Energy Recovery

Honolulu facility turns lost fishing nets into energy

According to experts, lost fishing nets unintentionally claim far too many marine animals every year. Entanglements of large nets, some of them weighing upwards of hundreds of pounds, get caught up in currents, where they can ensnare marine mammals and sea turtles, endanger ships, and wreak havoc on delicate ecosystems. Recent stories by CNN (video […]

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Cleveland evaluates integrated energy generation and recycling project

We noted with interest last week that the city of Cleveland is evaluating options for the development of an integrated waste management center that likely would include both recycling and energy recovery technologies. The story comes via Waste Management World, which writes that Cleveland has explored a variety of innovative technologies, including thermal conversion, pyrolysis, […]

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Energy recovery… There’s an app for that!

Through the power of technology, the benefits of recovering energy from everyday waste now can be experienced right at your fingertips. And it’s fun. Covanta Energy has launched a new game for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that allows you to earn points for feeding the energy production process while sorting out recyclables and […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… and Recover

Most of us have heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and today more and more voices are adding a fourth “R” to the mix to help ensure our nation’s energy future: Recover. As in recovering energy from waste. All four “Rs” play a key role in the U.S. EPA’s waste management hierarchy, and according to […]

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Officials: Pyrolysis to provide boost in northeast Colorado town

Fort Morgan, Colorado is the latest U.S. city poised to reap benefits from converting waste to energy. Recently, the Fort Morgan City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Creative Energy Systems (CES) regarding the construction of a waste-to-energy facility. The CES plant will convert garbage collected from local area landfills into electricity through […]

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Nation’s Capital to explore options for recovering energy from waste

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently announced the winners of the Sustainable DC Budget Challenge, and a waste-to-energy proposal from the Department of Public Works (DPW) was one of twelve projects selected to receive a grant from the 32 proposals submitted. The DPW received a $300,000 grant to study the costs and benefits of establishing […]

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Energy recovery builds momentum heading into 2013

2012 was a big year for energy recovery, and 2013 could be even bigger. There are more than 80 waste-to-energy facilities across the country, and industry leaders see vast potential for innovations that allow us to recover more energy from waste. A range of energy recovery technologies, from modern waste-to-energy facilities to innovations that convert […]

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For Sweden, trash equals cash

Waste not, want not. Or so the expression goes. It’s conventional wisdom, logical and time tested. After all, we learned it from our parents and grandparents. And it’s what makes Sweden’s current waste management situation so interesting. Like many nations around the globe, Sweden deploys a combination of recycling and conversion technologies that work together […]

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In Ohio, one person’s trash is another’s energy

In September, Ohio’s entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders came together to showcase recent innovations in energy recovery and the benefits of these developments for communities in the buckeye state. The event, “The Energy Recovery Agenda in Ohio,” which was co-hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC), highlighted three Ohio-based […]

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The right stuff: Michigan has what it takes for a bright energy and economic future

As the 12th largest chemical producing state, Michigan is poised to reap the benefits of shale gas and chemistry innovations, reviving the state’s manufacturing sector and creating thousands of jobs for local residents, Michigan business and political leaders said during a multi-panel discussion on “Michigan’s Energy Future: Natural Gas, Energy Policy and Economic Growth.” The […]

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