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  • Meridian Waste launches commercialization plans for biomass facility

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and technology company, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Attis Innovations, formerly Meridian Innovations, has initiated commercialization plans for it first biomass processing facility. Attis will immediately begin feedstock evaluation and assess potential locations for commercial scale operations.

  • Weltec Biopower expands biogas plant of milk powder manufacturer

    The German plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than six megawatt from cattle manure and fodder leftovers. The company will use the biogas for drying and steam generation purposes in the production process.

  • Meridian attains licensing for bio-refining facility

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Meridian Innovations LLC, announced its exclusive licensing of the patented AST-Organosolv Process Technology from American Science and Technology Corporation (AST).

  • The NGO Energy Vision elects new board members

    Energy Vision, a national non-profit championing clean, renewable, petroleum-free transportation fuels, including renewable natural gas made from organic waste, has elected three new board members.

  • Enerkem’s WTE facility now approved to sell ethanol

    Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

  • Waste Oil Recyclers acquired

    Mahoney Environmental, a recycler of used cooking oil for 65 years, has purchased Waste Oil Recyclers, Inc., (WOR) a used oil recycling company based in Modena, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia.

  • Enerkem makes commercial ethanol from garbage

    Enerkem Inc., a biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s game-changing facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste.

  • Electric car sales in NY up 74 percent since start of Drive Clean Rebate

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a new electric car from participating dealers.

  • ENGIE acquires Northeast energy service companies

    ENGIE North America has acquired six mechanical services companies from the Talen Energy Group. The companies, B-G Mechanical Contractors, B-G Mechanical Services, Elmsford Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Fred Williams, Inc., H.T. Lyons, and TryState Mechanical are based in Pennsylvania, New York, and New England and together employ 750 people.

    This acquisition provides ENGIE a platform to deliver mechanical contracting services to commercial and industrial and public sector customers in a dynamic region characterized by high energy intensity and seasonal demand, with a complementary commercial and regulatory framework that supports energy efficiency and carbon reduction. These companies have direct relationships with owners and operators of complex  mechanical systems to provide them with a single point of contact for a range of services.

    Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Recyclability of electric vehicle batteries scrutinized

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    Faced with high energy costs, environmental concerns by consumers and government regulatory measures, the world’s leading automakers are embracing new technological advancements to make today’s vehicles more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before.

  • Kimberly-Clark to power mills with wind

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation made its first major commitment to renewable energy.

  • MagneGas reports no damages from Hurricane Irma

    MagneGas Corporation, a clean technology company in the renewable resources and environmental solutions industries, shared that all personnel are accounted for and the company’s properties and equipment appear to have escaped damage.

  • The evolving waste-to-energy sector

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    Here’s one thing we know: Waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives continue to take hold in North America and are beginning to catch up to what is common in Europe.

  • WM opens 100th natural gas fueling station

    Waste Management reported a significant milestone in its natural gas fleet journey, opening its 100th natural gas fueling station. At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station.

  • Duke Energy recycles coal ash

    Duke Energy announced the proposed location for a third coal ash reprocessing unit at its Cape Fear Plant in Moncure, North Carolina.

  • Trends to watch in the solid waste industry

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    In the past several years, the solid waste industry has witnessed important changes in the business practices of the industry that is continuing to have a profound effect on the status of the solid waste industry.

  • DuPont and Bock partner to expand biogas enzymes distribution footprint

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd (Bock) formed a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market.

  • University of Virginia, Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy launch solar energy project

    The University of Virginia continues to expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve key sustainability targets with another partnership with Dominion Energy.

  • Eagle Creek Renewable Energy acquires Hydro facilities in Maine

    Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has completed the acquisition of approximately 30 MW of hydroelectric facilities from Madison Paper Industries, a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of The New York Times Company. The closing of the transaction took place on July 31, 2017.

  • Copper plays role in EV boom

    Electric vehicles (EV) are at a tipping point as new models are being developed and global regulations are increasingly pushing for EV adoption. As EVs and charging stations continue to become more widespread and affordable, a significant amount of copper will be required to power this technology.