May 2014

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By Staff


Bob Cleaves

BPA Addresses Inaccurate Report

By Bob Cleaves



Members of all sectors of the biomass industry connected at the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo.

Waste-to-energy plants in the U.S. generate nearly 2,500 MW of power and consume about 30 percent of the nation's waste.

A massive chemical plant and the largest single-story greenhouse in the U.S. are unconventional users of biomass heat.


Growing interest and new incentives have some biogas producers eyeing renewable compressed natural gas.

FIRST GRIND: MSW straight from the garbarge trucks is used as an input for the WastAway process and is sent through a preshredder.   
PHOTO: WastAway

From Fluff to Fuel

By Sue Retka Schill

Tennessee-based WastAway engineers pellets from MSW that is treated with steam and pressure.

Vincent Chornet's entrepreneurial appetite, combined with his father's vision of a technology, may change the trajectories of the waste and biofuels industries forever.

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