The project, which includes a 15-year post-construction operational phase, is expected to break ground this month.
The waste will be converted into "refuse-derived fuel" (RDF). It will be used as a fuel in cement factories instead of coal and will simultaneously result in a diversion of at least 90 pct of household waste from landfill.
(Source: Emirates RDF, Middle East Technical Review, , 12 May 2019)
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The facility processes mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) through a patented mechanical pre-screening and biological treatment process, composts it, then further refines it to produce an EPA approved renewable fuel.
The technology is patented by the Italian engineering firm, Entsorga Italia, and been deployed through Europe.
Berkley (W.Va.) County Solid Waste Authority provided the land for the Martinsburg project, which is being financed with $25 million in tax-exempt, private bonds issued by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. The facility will produce about 55,000 tpy of SRF from about 110,000 tpy of MSW.
Entsorga West Virginia has another MBT facility undergoing the permitting process in Rensselaer, N.Y., and is talking to other potential partners, according to a company release. (Source: Entsorga, Waste360, 16 April, 2019)
Contact: BioHiTech Global, Inc, Frank E. Celli, CEO, Rich Galterio, Exec. VP, (845) 367.0603, email@example.com, www.biohitech.com; Entsorga West Virginia, (845) 262-1081, www.entsorgawv.com
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EFT is focused on methods for producing synthetic fuels and specialty products from a variety of feedstocks including natural gas, biomass, municipal solid waste (MSW) and bio-derived oils. EFT is one of the world's foremost authorities on FT and related synthesis licensing the core technologies and upgrade packages for 500 to 10,000 bpd applications. (Source: Emerging Fuels Technology Inc., PR 27 Feb., 2019) Contact: Emerging Fuels Technology Inc, Kenneth Agee, Pres., (918) 286-6802, www.emergingfuels.com: Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redrockbio.com
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Depending on the pilots success, Mercurius plans to construct a larger demonstration plant, which would scale up production of biofuels and bio-chemicals, according to a company statement.
Mercurius Biorefining is developing its novel REACH process, which converts cellulosic biomass to hydrocarbons in the renewable diesel, aviation, and marine fuel ranges. Valuable by-products include bio-char and a bio-plastic monomer, FDCA.
REACH (Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating) is a novel application of proven technologies which is both feedstock- and product-flexible. Sources of potential feedstock include waste from municipalities (e.g. biogenic portion of MSW), forestry and agriculture. (Source: Mercurius, Various Media, Biofuel Int'l, 18 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Mercurius , Karl Seck, Res., CEO, (360) 941-7207, www.mercuriusbiofuels.com
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TRI is a leading provider of steam reforming gasification systems suitable for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), woody biomass, agricultural residues and other waste feedstocks. Its systems have been selected for and deployed on various commercial North American projects including the Fulcrum Bioenergy Project Sierra Biorefinery in Nevada and Norampac black liquor gasification, a division of Cascades Paper. Additionally, TRI's multi-feedstock, fully-integrated biorefinery in Durham, North Carolina has run for over 13,000 hours, successfully producing syngas that is particularly well-suited to generating Fischer-Tropsch liquids and upgrading to ASTM-certified fuels. (Source: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. , 29 Jan., 2019)
Contact: AXA XL, www.axaxl.com; New Energy Risk, www.newenergyrisk.com; http://tri-inc.net/steam-reforming-gasification; ThermoChem Recovery International, Dan Burciaga, Pres., CEO, www.tri-inc.net
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According to the World Bank, India generates more than 150,000 tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW), 83 pct of which is collected and less than 30 pct is treated. The country's daily waste generation is projected to reach 377,000 tpd by 2025.
The Indian government's Biofuel Policy of India 2018, stresses the future role of biofuels in addressing pollution and
envisages a 20 pct biofuel and gadcia, Tech Panda, Jan., 2019) Contact: BIOD Energy India, Shiva Vig, CEO and Director, +91 11 4728 9966, /+91 11 4728 9900, email@example.com,
The Sierra BioFuels Plant will employ Praxair's proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process. HOB technology enables rapid partial oxidation of remaining hydrocarbons and tars in the produced syngas without the need for a catalyst or steam injection. The HOB technology, coupled with gasification in Fulcrum's process, will help transform municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable crude, jet fuel, and other low-carbon transportation fuels. (Source: Praxair, GasWorld, 12 Nov., 2018)Contact: Praxair, www.praxair.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
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Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot Hampden, Maine, facility will feature technologies from CP Group for recovering recyclables and preparing residual waste for further processing on-site.
Fiberight's proprietary anaerobic digestion and biogas technology converts organic waste to biofuel and refined bioproducts. Residual waste at the facility will be processed by Fiberight's technology, upgrading the municipal solid waste (MSW) residue into industrial bioenergy products.
Startup is slated for Q4 this year.
(Source: CP Group. 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: CP Group, Terry Schneider, Pres., CEO,
(619) 477-3175, www.cpgrp.com; Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275, email@example.com, www.fiberight.com
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Amsterdam-based chemical company AkzoNobel, and Paris-headquartered industrial gas specialist Air Liquide are participating in the project which is expected to cost
approximately $232 million. When fully operational in 2020, the plant will gasify 300,000 tpy of waste to produce more than 200,000 tpy of methanol while avoiding about 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions that would have been generated through incineration of the waste.
Enerkem's patented technology can break down chemically and structurally dissimilar waste, including plastic materials, into a pure syngas that can be converted into commercial-grade methanol.
(Source: Enerkem, Waste 360, 17 July, 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc., Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Dir. of Innovation, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com; Port of Rotterdam, www.portofrotterdam.com/en
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If constructed, the facility could produce 4,143.75 kg of methane gas and as many as 300 CNG cylinders per day.
(Source: Trichy Corporation, Times of India, 14 May, 2018) www.trichycorporation.gov.in
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The order is a joint venture project with Taisei Corporation, and is valued at ¥29.8 billion Completion is slated for September, 2023.
(Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Asia One, Mar., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Joseph Hood, PR Manager,
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The project, which is receiving grant funding from the Research Council, is converting pre-treated waste papers and other municipal solid wastes into fermentable sugars by enzymatic hydrolysis.
The sugars were successfully converted into bioplastic, bioethanol and biodiesel using appropriate microorganisms. (Source: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat Daily, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Department of Biology, Sultan Qaboos University,
Dr. Sivakumar Nallusamy, +968 2414 2229, www.squ.edu.om/science/Departments/Biology
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Eligible anaerobic digestion projects must have a nameplate capacity of greater than 1 MW but less than 5 FW and may include paired and colocated energy storage. According to the RFP, Class I qualified clean energy resources smaller than 1 MW may not be aggregated.
Anaerobic digestion facilities must be designed to accept a minimum of 400,000 tpy of food and/or farm waste generated in Connecticut, which is to be processed separately from any biosolids or organic materials separated from mixed municipal solid waste (MSW). Food and farm waste may include source-separated food waste, fats, oils and grease (FOG), yard waste and animal manure.
A full copy of the RFP can be downloaded HERE. A bidder conference is scheduled for Feb. 20. Proposals must be submitted by April 2, with the selection of bidders scheduled for June. (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Feb., 2018) Contact: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (860) 424-3001, www.ct.gov/deep
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From 2004 to 2015, waste generation in Vietnam increased by about 78.2 pct from 15.6 million tpy to about 27.8 million tpy. To date, only one plant, supported by technical assistance funds and grants, has been built with a capacity to treat 75 tpd of industrial waste and a power generation capacity of 1.93 MW.
(Source: Asian Dev. Bank, OpenGov, 2 Feb., 2018) Contact: Asian Development Bank, Michael Trainor, Energy Specialist, +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
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The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office has consequently identified the need for technologies to be developed for the efficient use of lignin as a key target for accelerating the growth of the U.S. bioeconomy.
To address this challenge, a team comprising Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee's Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Natural Resource Research Institute, Long Trail Sustainability, and Attis' research and development unit, American Science and Technology Corporation, presented the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a pathway based on Attis' technology to allow biorefineries to compete with petroleum.
That pathway relies on Attis' patented and patent-pending AST-Organosolv process to fractionate biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, followed by the conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose into biofuel (butanol), and the conversion of lignin into acrylonitrile-butadiene-lignin (ABL Resin) using technology developed and patented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and licensed to Attis.
(Source: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., PR, Accesswire, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Meridian Waste Solutions, Jeff Cosman, CEO, (917) 658-7878, Attis, www.MWSinc.com; Attis, www.attisinnovations.com, www.amsnt.com
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Together, the facilities process approximately 700,000 tpy of municipal solid waste to generate about 23 megawatts of renewable energy for the state Capitol complex.
(Source: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Central Penn Business, Covanta, 8 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, (719) 293-5569, www.lcswma.org; Covanta, Stephen Diaz, VP, (862) 345-5000, email@example.com, www.covantaenergy.com
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Abengoa will complete the engineering, design, construction and commissioning of the 10 million gpy plant in Nevada.
The engineering, procurement and construction works are expected to begin immediately and are expected to be completed within 24 months.
(Source: Abengoa, PR, 8 Nov., 2017)Contact: Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
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Although Goldman Sachs pegged the facility's value at $450 million, the deal closed at $754 million to accommodate a binding 30-year contract that called for the city to pay GREC about $70 million per year over the next 26 years -- $1.9 billion -- even if the city did not use the facility's available energy.
(Source: Gainesville.com, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, Jim Gordon, Pres., (386) 315-8010, email@example.com, www.gainesvillebiomass.com
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Fiberight is a privately held company with operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. (Source: Fiberight, CM, 26 July, 2017) Contact: Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fiberight.com
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The new facility will process 175,000 tpy of landfill garbage garbage into a sludge that will be further processed at a California facility into 11 million gpy of jet fuel a year.
(Source: Fulcrum, Las Vegas Sun, 8 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
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When fully operational, the facility will convert 175,000 tpy of municipal waste into approximately 11 million gallons of jet and diesel fuel.
Fulcrum says it has invested approximately $130 million in the project to date and has all required environmental and other regulatory approvals in hand. (Source: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Nevada Appeal, Aug., 2017) Contact: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
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The waste-to-solid fuel plant utilizing the MBT a patented process is currently under construction in Martinsburg, West Virginia, for commissioning in Q4 2017.
The facility, which is being partially financed with a $25 million tax-exempt bond issued by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority,
will receive MSW through a ten-year contract with a regional waste hauler, approximately half of which will be converted into a clean burning EPA approved "solid recovered fuel" (SRF) through the patented MBT process.
The facility has a 10-year contract for the sale of the SRF with a West Virginia that intends to use the SRF as an approved supplement to fossil fuels in cement production. (Source: BioHiTech Global, Mar., 2017)
Contact: BioHiTech Global, Frank E. Celli, CEO, (888) 876-9300, www.biohitech.com
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Fiberight is a privately held company with operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. Pilot plant facilities have been on-going since 2008. In November 2009, Fiberight purchased a shuttered first generation corn ethanol plant in Blairstown, IA with the intent retrofit for second generation ethanol production. Initial stage investment for the Iowa plant will enable the company to commence the production of 6 MMgy cellulosic ethanol using MSW. Fiberight is targeting rapid expansion of its proto-type commercial plants in markets with 100,000 or more population, with a focus on those communities with disposal limitations and high tipping fees.
(Source: Fiberight LLC, Morning Centinal, 21 Oct., 2016)Contact: Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (801) 728-9886, email@example.com, www.fiberight.com
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