The Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority has awarded a $668 million contract for engineering, procurement and construction services for its new state-of-the-art waste-to-energy facility. The contract has gone to a consortium that includes KBR subsidiary BE&K Construction Company LLC and a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.... Read more
The US General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a $9 million deal with Detroit Thermal LLC to provide heating to two federal buildings in Detroit with reliable steam from renewable energy municipal waste sources. The federal contract brings Detroit Thermal’s score card to more than $120 million in business... Read more
The volume of waste going to landfills in the UK has declined dramatically since 2001, from more than 50 million tonnes to just over 30 million tonnes today. However, this amount of waste represents a potential source of 1.5 gigawatts of energy — enough to power 750,000 homes, plus... Read more
By the end of next year, the Canadian city of Edmonton could be home to an energy plant like no other: the world’s first industrial-scale municipal facility to take solid waste and convert it into liquid biofuels. The $75 million (US)  plant, being built by Canada-based Enerkem (pdf), is... Read more
A new type of reactor that converts waste materials into liquid fuels has won the 2010 award from CWC World XTL, a conference for the gas, coal and biomass to liquids industry. The microchannel reactor developed by Velocys, an Ohio-based subsidiary of the UK’s Oxford Catalysts, is designed to... Read more
Municipal waste, sewage sludge and “slurry” from livestock (yes, it’s what you think it is) could provide a little over 7 per cent of Spain’s energy needs, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) say those types of waste are not only good sources... Read more
Want to learn more about the latest innovations for turning trash into fuel? Then mark your calendars for ecoConnect’s next “Green in the City” event, which will focus on “Waste to Energy.” The programme is scheduled for 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, 24 February, at Denton Wilde Sapte LLP... Read more
Is turning to trash for fuel a sign that we’re getting smarter about sustainability and smart energy use … or an indication that we’ve become increasingly desperate for our next energy “hit” as fossil fuels overheat the planet and go into decline? Scientists from Singapore and Switzerland are leaning... Read more
The Government today approved plans for a 95-megawatt power plant, to be built at Ince in Cheshire, that will generate energy from about 600,000 tonnes of waste each year. The waste, which would have otherwise gone to landfill, will instead be used to generate electricity to power a new... Read more
Every eight days, London produces enough municipal waste to fill up Canary Wharf … and city officials believe much of that garbage is too valuable to be buried in landfill sites. Members of the London Assembly Environment Committee plan to meet tomorrow to investigate how the capital could put... Read more