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Waste-to-Energy Plant Inspires Innovative Efficiency

12 Feb , 2021  

Taylor Patterson, 2/3/2021. The clean energy and technology industry thrives on innovation to provide sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest efficiency problems. Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant operating in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the epitome of this outside-the-box thinking. Construction of this 4.4-million-square-foot facility began back in 2013 and was completed in 2017, replacing […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Dubai Announces Plans to Build Largest Waste-To-Energy Plant

14 Feb , 2018  


Dubai to build world’s largest waste-to-energy plant News Atlas, January 31, 2018 What do you do when you have too much garbage but not enough energy? Convert one into the other. That’s the thinking behind the waste-to-energy plants that are beginning to pop up around the globe, and now the Government of Dubai has announced plans to […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

NY Prize Stage 2 Winner Includes Waste-to-Energy Generation

17 Apr , 2017  


Syracuse Microgrid Forecasts Positive Return Leveraging Waste-to-Energy Microgrid Knowledge, April 11, 2017 The Syracuse microgrid, one of 11 NY Prize Stage 2 winners, is forecasting a strong financial return using waste-to-energy generation that eases pressure on local landfills. Led by the Central NY Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB), the project is the only Stage […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Recycling Human Waste into Energy

9 Jun , 2015  

Harnessing the Power of Poo Custommade, May 26, 2015. Image credit: OpenClipartVectors Repurposing Waste Worldwide In an effort to protect our world for future generations, recycling has become more and more common on both a local and global level. In addition to paper and plastic, people are experimenting with new and diverse recycling processes. Less […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Process

University of Houston Researchers Create A New Material to Capture Waste Heat

4 Mar , 2015  

Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy Phys.org, March 3, 2015 Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat – from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack – with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials. […]

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Compressed Air, Energy Storage, Industrial Technology

Energy Storage in Compressed Air to Feed the Grid

14 Jan , 2015  


A lot of hot air? Why energy storage matters CNBC, January 12, 2015 People around the world are turning to renewable sources of energy such as the wind and sun, which offer a sustainable and abundant source of power for our homes, cities and offices. But what do you do when the sun isn’t shining […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Disney World’s Biogas Facility Proves Biodigesters = Big Business

5 Jan , 2015  


Millions of people a year visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the world’s most popular theme park. These days, some of the food that they don’t eat – as well as some of the food they do – ends up being used to make electricity for the resort’s theme parks and hotels.

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Michigan’s New Approach to Renewable Energy?

12 Dec , 2014  

Michigan currently has renewable and efficiency goals for the state. These goals require that 10% of electricity should come from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2015, and utilities are complying with this standard. Recently, some lawmakers tried to circumvent these rules.

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Industrial Technology, Process

Ammonia-based Battery: Converting Waste Heat into Electricity

10 Dec , 2014  

As modern power generation methods are designed to squeeze the most power from the least amount of fuel, engineers are constantly looking at techniques to improve efficiency. One way to achieve this is to scavenge waste energy left over from the production process to capture and convert low-grade heat into usable energy.

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Microsoft to Build First Zero-carbon, Waste-to-energy Data Center in the U.S.

14 Nov , 2014  

Microsoft’s data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming uses biogas produced at the nearby Dry Creek facility, which is a byproduct of municipal wastewater treatment. Anaerobic bacteria produce the biogas while stabilizing solids removed from wastewater.

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