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Bananas Used for District Heating in Horsens, Denmark

State of Green Summary After a ship collision in Danish waters, stranded waste including bananas, cardboard and plastic is converted into district heating. On March 27 th , a collision took place between the dry bulk carrier, BBC Neptune, and the container ship, Delphis Gdansk in the...


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Dalkia Acquires Waste to Energy Specialist

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Energy service provider Dalkia has completed the acquisition of a 25% stake owned by Engie in waste-to-energy company TIRU. Renewables Now reports that Dalkia already had 75% in TIRU and now fully owns the company. The acquisition is...


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Milestone Biofuel Facility to Power Natural Gas Waste-Collection Trucks

Betsy Lillian, NGTNews Summary A new biofuel facility has opened in the Port Kells industrial area of Surrey, British Columbia. According to the City of Surrey, the C$68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The...


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Feasibility Study for a Waste to Energy Steam Plant at University of Idaho

Summary The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of utilizing waste-to-energy technology at the district energy plant for the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho. An assessment of production, composition, and energy content of the solid waste is conducted. It is...

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Social housing providers invited to tour Sheffield District Heating scheme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Social housing providers can take a look behind the scenes of one of the UK's most successful district heating schemes on Tuesday 13 March in Sheffield. The free half-day tour and seminar is being hosted by the heat network owner and...


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Israel's Madei Taas eyes CHP projects in Serbia

Renewables Now Antic during the meeting with Fisher-Kamm and representatives of Madei Taas; Source: Serbian energy ministry Summary Serbia's energy ministry said Israeli waste-to-energy company Madei Taas has expressed interest in investments in combined heat and power generation (CHP)...


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EC backs Vilnius CHP project with EUR 139m

Renewables Now Vilnus CHP project. Source: Lietuvos Energija (www.le.lt) Summary The European Commission (EC) has approved financing of over EUR 139 million (USD 169.9m) for a combined heat and power (CHP) project in Vilnius, it was announced last week. The grant from the Cohesion Fund...


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From waste to energy, EU backs construction of Lithuanian heat and power plant

New Europe Online Summary On January 17, the European Commission adopted two funding decisions to support the construction of a combined heat and power plant in Vilnius designed to produce electricity and heat out of biomass and municipal waste. According to the Commission, the plant will...


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CHP system comes online at US food waste recycling plant

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A new combined heat and power (CHP) system at a US food waste recycling facility is now up and running, its developer has announced. The 1.2 MW system at Quantum Biopower’s plant in the town of Southington, Connecticut was manufactured,...


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Can Waste-to-Energy Microgrids be the Missing Link for Puerto Rico?

Myles Mangram, Microgrid Knowledge Summary IQgrid’s Myles Mangram urges Puerto Rico to consider waste-to-energy microgrids as it rebuilds post-Hurricane Maria. The technology can simultaneously take care of two problems characteristic of storm-damaged areas: lack of power and an accumulation...