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Oregon communities using municipal waste to create their own clean energy futures

Portland Business Journal Summary Leaders across Oregon are making innovative investments that will allow their communities to create more of their own clean energy, help control costs for residents, and save millions in taxpayer money. They’re turning their water resource recovery...


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Tools and Concepts for Wastewater Heat Recovery

Summary Wastewater heat recovery has gained interest as a viable renewable energy source as cities aim to reduce their carbon footprints. Wastewater is an abundant source of energy in urban areas, and can be utilized at a wide range of scales. This presentation will discuss ways for cities,...

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Wastewater used to warm up heat network

WWT Online Summary Heat harnessed from wastewater from Scottish Water's treatment works in Forthside is being used to heat a number of buildings in the Forthside area of Stirling. The first of its kind in the UK, the £6 million scheme uses a unique mix of cutting-edge technologies to...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...

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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...

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