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Scotland: City Launches Sewage Heat Recovery Project In Quest For Carbon Neutrality

aquaNOW.info Summary A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of...


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B.C. Project Pencilled Into Infrastructure Bank’s Books

BIV Summary Two years since it launched, the nascent Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is moving forward with what could be its first investment in B.C. At this stage, the federal Crown corporation will help the City of Richmond develop the largest district energy system in North America – one...


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FCC Environment Starts Full Operation at Millerhill Recycling Center in Scotland

Waste360 Summary The new energy-from-waste plant, which began construction in October 2016, will serve the cities of Edinburgh and Midlothian, Scotland. Madrid, Spain-based FCC Group announced that its Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre (RERC) of Millerhill, developed by FCC...

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Agreement Nears for Sale of Youngstown Thermal

Dan O'Brien, The Business Journal Summary YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The court-appointed receiver who manages the assets of Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC says he’s optimistic that a sale of the district heating and cooling company could be reached in the coming weeks. “We’re waiting and hoping for a...


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Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times Summary COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be net carbon neutral, meaning it plans to generate more renewable energy than the dirty energy it...


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Upgrade for Island waste-to-energy system aims to curb oil consumption, increase energy production

Tony Davis, CBC News Summary 'Take advantage of the municipal waste that is still going to landfill and generate thermal energy from that' The federal government is contributing $3.5 million to upgrade and expand a 35-year-old waste-to-energy system in Charlottetown owned by Enwave Energy...


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Town Transfers Toilet Waste to Transformers

Nicole Zanchelli, The New Paltz Oracle Summary The Town of New Paltz is aiming to become a little greener through the use of brown. Since May of 2018, the Town of New Paltz board has been consulting with energy companies like General Electric, Fair Banks Morse, Caterpillar (CAT) and Carollo...


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Mission Zero Waste

Keith Loria, Biomass Magazine Summary Fueled by population growth and a growing global economy, waste volumes around the world continue to escalate. In response, many countries have beefed up their efforts to increase recycling rates and implement more waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives. ...


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Energy from waste project gets funds to find site

Jenna Dulewich, Rocky Mountain Outlook Summary EXSHAW – One community’s waste could soon become another’s energy source. Officials from Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association (SAEWA) announced this week they will be moving forward with finding a location for the project after being...


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Copenhagen turned a mountain of trash into a ski trail

Reuters, New York Post Summary COPENHAGEN – What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come up with a brand-new answer: ski down the mountain. Well, not exactly. The waste is actually inside Copenhill, a waste-treatment...