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Ottawa's environmental protection committee approves $57.2M wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters Summary The City of Ottawa could save $80-million in utilities over the next 25 years while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, after $57.2-million in upgrades to its cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. The Standing Committee on...


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'Abundant' raw sewage touted to heat and cool aquatic centre

Brian Cross, Windsor Star Summary Raw sewage — flowing through a massive trunk line running under Riverside Drive — is being heralded as an untapped energy source to heat and cool the Windsor International Aquatic Centre. “Sewage, or waste water, is in abundance,” said Sergio Grando, the city...


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Waste water turned into district heating

Christian Risborg and Niels Bahnsen, NIRAS Summary With an innovative heat pump solution, Kalundborg Utility utilises wastewater from a sewage treatment plant to produce district heating. The sewage treatment plants have the potential to become the energy producers of the future, a report by...


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Middlebury wastewater-to-energy proposal gains momentum

John Flowers, Addison Count Independent Summary MIDDLEBURY — Developers of a proposed resource recovery center that would transform industrial wastewater into energy are now seeking the necessary state and local permits to build the facility off Middlebury’s Exchange Street. A multi-million...


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Where there's muck, there's brass

Water & Wastewater Treatment Summary Tim Broadhurst, CCO of CooperOstlund, on utilising sewage and sludge as a renewable energy feedstock and how to maximise the value While for most people sewage might be considered to be an unpleasant by-product of our human existence, it is a hugely...


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How one utility powers its entire plant from wastewater

Christopher Brooker, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo; PBS News Hour Summary Between flushing the toilet, bathing, and washing dishes, the average person in the United States generates almost 100 gallons of wastewater each day. But one utility in the suburbs of Chicago is using the waste it extracts...

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SHARC Energy and Borders College Powering on with Green Heat Milestone

Globe Newswire Summary VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) ("SHARC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that SHARC Energy and Borders College are celebrating the delivery of 2 gigawatt...

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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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How to Improve Energy Management of Your Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility

Microgrid Knowledge Summary Mike Byrnes, chief operating officer of Veolia North America , discusses how to improve energy efficiency and resiliency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and access new revenue streams at water and wastewater treatment facilities. Reliable and cost...


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Anaergia officially opens latest CHP System generating renewable energy

Recycling Product News Summary Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility in Escondido, California utilizing digester gas from the wastewater treatment process to generate renewable electricity and heat for the facility's operations. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 7 to mark the...