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New Grangemouth energy centre will let off steam this month

The Falkirk Herald Summary Located in Earls Gate Park, the facility is about to start construction of a new boiler, which will result in steam emitting the structure. An Earls Gate Energy Centre spokesperson said: “In the coming weeks, construction of the back-up boiler is due to...


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Heat from Wastewater Treatment to Fuel Cogswell District

Nova Scotia Summary The province is investing more than $4.6 million for an energy system to supply heating, cooling and hot water for the new Cogswell District redevelopment area in downtown Halifax. The system, the first in eastern Canada, will supply renewable energy generated by...


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Host develops ‘cleanest’ bioenergy facility in the Netherlands

Bioenergy Insight Summary Host has developed a high-tech bioenergy plant with innovative NO-NOx thermal energy conversion of residual wood and waste streams. Developed over a decade, this development of technology results in the lowest measured emissions in the Netherlands, said Host,...


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Korea District Heating Corp. pledges to turn plastic waste into hydrogen

The Korea Herald Summary The Korea District Heating Corp. said Wednesday that it will launch a circular economy project to turn plastic waste into hydrogen. According to the KDHC -- one of the world’s largest district heating companies that serves over 1.5 million customers here -- it...


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SFU’s new biomass plant transforms wood waste into energy

Biomass Magazine Summary Simon Fraser University expects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from heating by 80 percent now that the new $33-million Corix biomass plant has begun operation. The GHG saved is equivalent to the emissions from 900 homes every year. By slashing direct...


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Doosan Škoda to supply turbine for Polish waste-to-energy plant

Power Engineering International Summary Steam turbine manufacturer Doosan Škoda Power has entered into a contract to supply a one-core DST-S20 steam turbine with complete accessories for a waste-to-energy plant in Olsztyn, Poland. The new plant, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will be...


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Turning waste into watts a boon for environment

News12 Westchester Summary Waste… it has been generated by humans since the dawn of time. The Roman Empire perfected the early art of waste management, using sophisticated aqueducts and waste removal systems. But the world has grown quite a bit since then, and despite our best efforts to...


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How Your Hot Showers And Toilet Flushes Can Help the Climate

NPR Summary A secret cache of clean energy is lurking in sewers, and there are growing efforts to put it to work in the battle against climate change. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates Americans wash enough energy down the drain every year to power about 30 million homes. The...


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IDEA2021 Registration is Now Open!

This is an announcement we've been waiting to make for a long time. Registration for IDEA2021 is now open . By the time we convene in Austin, TX for IDEA2021 , September 27-29, it will have been more than 2 years since our last in-person Annual Conference. This will be a great...


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‘Sewer Heat’ Could Be Hidden Ally Against Climate Change. Here’s How Denver Is Pulling It To The Surface

CPR News Summary A secret cache of renewable energy is lurking in the sewers. The key question is how to coax it to the surface and put it to work in the battle against climate change. There’s no mystery over how excess energy ends up below cities. Showers, hot waters and sinks all add hot...