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Regulatory Delays Slow Efforts to Stop Burning Coal at Duluth Steam Plant

Duluth News Tribune Summary While the push to wean Duluth’s steam plant off coal continues, the fossil fuel will continue to remain part of the facility’s diet for the foreseeable future, largely because of regulatory delays its operators have encountered as they seek to burn a new biofuel...

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Request for Qualifications: Dartmouth Green Energy Project

Summary Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 has called on Dartmouth to play a leadership role in improving global sustainability and overcoming the challenges of climate change. As such, Dartmouth has committed to improving the efficiency of its energy production and distribution systems...

Dartmouth Green Energy Project RFQ - 02-20-2019.pdf

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California gas network taps into dairy RNG

Bioenergy Insight Summary Both US-based natural gas provider Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) from Calgren’s dairy anaerobic digester is being injected into SoCalGas’ pipeline network. According to the release, the...

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Danbury firm exploring new bio-residual oil to lower energy costs, environmental impact

Kevin Zimmerman, Westfair Communications Summary A Danbury company is betting that a new type of biodiesel could be the answer when it comes to finding a cleaner, more efficient and more effective fuel source. In fact, so confident is Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp. in bio...

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Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

Alyssa Danigelis, Environmental Leader Summary Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program is available to any local business, WOFL Fox 35 reports. Kaley Winters, manager of...

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Fortum Builds Bio-Heating Facility In Kivenlahti, Finland

Eurasia Review Summary Fortum is replacing part of its fossil-based heat production by building a biofuel-fired heating facility in Kivenlahti, Espoo using clean wood-based fuels. The value of the investment is over EUR 40 million. The new facility will have a fuel power of 49 MW, and its...

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NIB funds biofuel CHP to power Helsinki metropolitan area

Nordic Investment Bank, Biomass Magazine Summary Nordic Investment Bank has signed a loan agreement with Vantaan Energia Oy to finance the retrofitting of its K1 boiler to use biofuel at the Martinlaakso combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vantaa, Finland. The loan to Vantaan Energia Oy is...

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IN DEPTH: Closing the Loop on Organic waste in British Columbia

Ben Messenger, Waste Management World Dutch firm WTT was the turn key technology provider for the facility and was responsible for the delivery and installation of all biological process equipment and the entire odour abatement system. Image © Summary A new fully integrated closed loop...

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Toronto Zoo One Step Closer to Opening Biogas Plant

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary On May 9th, just a little over two years after the project's initial groundbreaking, ZooShare and Canada's Toronto Zoo celebrated delivery of the engine for a biogas plant that will generate electricity from zoo poo and food waste. Courtesy of ZooShare...

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Wastewater treatment plants add biogas-fueled CHP

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. Two projects demonstrate the use of biogas to cogenerate heat and power, boosting the sustainability of wastewater treatment operations. Water reclamation facilities – an important and often less visible component of...