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New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city’s Department of Sanitation. She walked the routes, operated mechanical brooms, even drove a garbage truck herself–all so she could answer a simple-sounding but complicated

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Calgary, Canada based Alter NRG, which specialises in the use of plasma gasification technology to recovery energy from waste, has signed an agreement to supply a $21 million Westinghouse Plasma Gasification Solution to Air Products’ second waste to energy facility in Tees Valley, North East England. Alter NRG explained that Air Products confirmed its intention to proceed

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Zero Waste Energy has broken ground on an anaerobic digestion facility that will convert 11,200 tons per year of food and green waste into more than 100,000 diesel equivalent gallons of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel and compost. The company says the project will divert almost 95 percent of the organic waste feedstock from landfills and estimates

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Increasing focus to reduce landfilling of waste will drive this market to reach $ 29 billion by 2016 LONDON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A growing volume of municipal solid waste, an increasing need to generate energy and stricter legislations are together driving the waste to energy (WTE) plant market globally. Revenues – that at the end of

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Environmental remediation has become an emerging business in China but the market is still in a chaotic state, with many Chinese firms jumping on the bandwagon. Dongjiang Environment, an industrial waste-processing firm, for instance, announced on Nov. 9 that it was teaming up with Jiangsu Suntime Environmental Remediation to set up a joint venture, with

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Carlyle Group LP (CG), the world’s second-biggest manager of alternative investments to stocks and bonds, plans to raise $7 billion for energy funds in the next two years. The firm is seeking $4 billion for a North American energy fund and $1.5 billion each for international energy and North American power, Washington-based Carlyle said today

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Waste to energy technology has been backed as an ‘affordable’ way for municipalities to manage wastes and generate energy, with “almost no measurable effect on human health”, according to scientists and industry experts at the recent Energy Recovery Symposium in Toronto, Canada. “Modern waste to energy recovery facilities that are designed and operated in accordance

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In a time when society– and nature itself– are threatened by climate change, it seems fair to ask: Does recycling still matter? Two Swedish scientists say it does. Seemingly insurmountable threats like global warming and toxic emissions make an idea like recycling sound almost quaint – a throwback to the era of disco music and mood rings.

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