New partnership could benefit global waste to energy efforts

New process could enable anaerobic digestion facilities anywhere in the world to capture biogas and use it to produce renewable energy. BioHiTech America, a subsidiary of green technology company, BioHiTech Global Inc. (which provides an innovative data-driving solution for the disposal of food waste), has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities to test a waste to energy process that will enable BioHiTech’s food waste disposal system to digest, tank and deliver the effluent from its system to anaerobic digestion facilities around the globe, reported Biomass Magazine. BioHiTech’s energy from waste system…

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New York to lower 40,000 tons of GHG with waste to energy project

A $40 million anaerobic digester project is being built on Long Island, New York. According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the waste to energy (W2E) facility, involving anaerobic digestion, which is the first large-scale W2E project in New York City’s metro area, will decrease greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by an estimated 40,000 tons annually. The digester will be capable of processing nearly 16,000 tons of organic waste into natural gas. The project will be located at Long Island Compost’s 62-acre facility in Yaphank, New York. The digester will be…

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Green energy plant could be UK’s alternative to fracking

Green gas produced from grass may be less expensive and cleaner than hydraulic fracturing. According to green energy company Ecotricity, a plant that will use an anaerobic digestion system that turns grass into fuel, could be the UK’s cleaner and cheaper answer to fracking, an oil and gas mining process which renewable energy supporters say is not only slow to roll out, but also produces a substantial carbon footprint. Green Gas Mills will be carbon neutral, financially assist local famers and power thousands of homes. Dale Vince, the founder of…

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Waste management firm wants better recycling laws in Britain

BigGreen wants the British government to ban food waste from landfills. BigGreen, a waste management company based in England, believes that as more and more landfill sites continue to hit crisis points, new recycling laws are needed in Britain to provide greener waste management solutions, such as for food waste and scraps, most of which currently wind up in landfills. Seven million tons of food is wasted every year by British residents. A BigGreen spokesperson, Mark Hall, said that “It’s a well-known statistic that British homes throw out 7 million…

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Waste to energy AD plant construction completed in UK

Tamar Energy has finished building its 2 MW food waste recycling facility. The organics recycling firm has completed construction of its fourth anaerobic digestion (AD) waste to energy plant in the United Kingdom at Halstead in Essex, which is anticipated to start producing electricity by the end of July. The company insists it will move ahead with its plans to build a national network of about 40 AD plants. If its plans should work out, the estimated 40 plants would generate 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Tamar Energy is still…

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency activates new biogas power plant

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency makes use of fuel cells to generate electricity from biogas California’s Inland Empire Utilities Agency has activated a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell plant that is capable of converting the biogas produced by waste into electricity. The fuel cell plant, which is located in Ontario, California, is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The facility is equipped with fuel cells developed by FuelCell Energy, a leading fuel cell manufacturer. The Inland Empire Utilities Agency expects that the fuel cells will cut down on harmful emissions…

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