Tag Archives: Waste-to-Energy

Local Tampa area leader praises energy recovery, celebrates 25 year partnership

Recently, the chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission, Ken Hagan, wrote an op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times commemorating the county’s 25-year partnership with Covanta Energy. In the op-ed , Chairman Hagan explained that the facility processes 1,800 tons of solid waste each day. According to Hagan, this is “enough energy to continuously power more […]

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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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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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Covanta sweeps waste-to-energy awards

This week, we congratulate Covanta for its excellent work in advancing waste-to-energy! Recently, three of Covanta Energy’s U.S. facilities swept the waste-to-energy category in the 2012 Excellence Awards from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The United States’ 86 waste-to-energy facilities help to provide a reliable source of alternative energy to communities and […]

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University of Texas-Austin study demonstrates potential of engineered fuel

Last week, Dr. Michael Webber of the University of Texas at Austin together with ACC released a recent study that reaffirms the potential of everyday waste as an abundant, affordable and domestic energy source (press release, full study). Dr. Webber’s study included a pilot project in which his team used an engineered fuel created by […]

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Experts and business leaders to Congress: Encourage more investment in energy recovery

Very recently, ACC hosted a policy forum on Capitol Hill (video) to discuss the importance of recovering energy from waste in strengthening our nation’s energy security. Last week, I wrote about the opening remarks from our keynote speakers Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). This week, I’d like to focus on […]

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