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A listing of news items pertaining to Directory:Waste to Energy.

2016

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > FOR SALE: Directory:ADGEX greenBLAZE MSW-to-Energy Plant - “greenBLAZE is a cutting-edge and lucrative solution, capable of converting [a wide range of feestock] wastes into safe and alternative energy sources. greenBLAZE is universal mobile multifunctional complex of closed cycle, without open combustion, based on the technology of high-temperature vacuum destruction. (PESWiki January 26, 2016)

2015

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:MagneGas > FOR SALE: Free Energy Blog:2015:11:21 - It converts "free energy" in the form of liquid waste into a very useful fuel. It's not available for consumers, but it is available for fleet owners, industry, and investors. (News:Pure Energy Blog November 21, 2015)
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Latest / Best Exotic Free Energy Technolgies For Sale: Directory:Waste to Energy > FOR SALE: Directory: Jinbiao Environmental & AGH Recycling's Waste-to-Oil and Biomass-to-Coal Pyrolysis Systems - Artashes G. Harutyunyan of Armenia, now in Shanhai with a team, has several plant varieties to choose from: tires-and-plastics-to-oil waste-oil (e.g. from mud & sand) to oil -- available in batch or continuous processing and biomass-to-coal-equivalent, continuous. Plants run cleanly, with no pollution. (PESWiki August 7, 2015)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Motor-Generator Self-Looped with Usable Energy Left Over > Directory:E-MAG Magnetic Propulsion Engine by Platinum Invests Group Corporation S.A. > Platinum-Invests inviting core group membership licensing - Their line-up of 16 products include: 3 kW Palladium generator Titanium power train retrofit for vehicles Swing power for recreational and kit flight systems 1:5 Force Amplifier with up to 5 kW output for solar, wind, mains augmentation VCL10 waste-to-energy system. (PESN June 6, 2015)

2014

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Free Energy Blog:2014:11:19 - Panda Holding, launched by two former creditors, received the former Green Power facility. Spitzauer was federally indicted on allegations of wire and bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, tax evasion.... (Free Energy Blog November 19, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:06:30 - Waste-to-Energy technology (Free Energy Blog June 30, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:06:15 - Federal prosecutors recently amended the indictment against Spitzauer to add bank fraud, filing a false tax return and additional instances of wire fraud. GPI filing for bankruptsy to sell plant. (Free Energy Blog June 15, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:05:29 - The "Power Pallet" is a portable power plant that is essentially a combined biomass refinery and generator that fits on a single pallet and can kick out up to 20 W of electricity. (FreeEnergyBlog May 29, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:05:24 - Federal prosecutors recently amended the indictment against Spitzauer to add bank fraud, filing a false tax return and additional instances of wire fraud. He was already charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. (Free Energy Blog May 24, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:04:23 - ...Office finalized a $58,700 auction of some of the Green Power’s equipment and tools to pay back personal property taxes. ...The county was able to sell enough assets to cover the back taxes and auction costs while leaving the unfinished biofuels plant untouched. (Free Energy Blog April 23, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:03:25 - Awakening! Even the presstute media won't cover for this. Wait until they get wind of the human sacrifices and the mind control in their midst! (Free Energy Blog March 25, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:03:22 - ... citing the company’s lack of an attorney and insurance. The company also failed to file all the information needed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Green Power is being sold to Atlantis Renewable Energy Systems, which is a Delaware company that includes several U.S. and international investors. (Free Energy Blog March 22, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:03:19 - The CEO of a troubled Pasco biofuels company says he doesn't have enough money to pay his attorney to defend him against charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. (Free Energy Blog March 19, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:02:08 - Spitzauer remains in federal custody. U.S. District Judge on Thursday granted a request by Spitzauer and federal prosecutors to postpone his trial, to prepare for the complex case. The discovery documents are expected to exceed 100,000 pages. (Free Energy Blog February 9, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:01:10 - Port of Pasco commissioners rejected an offer Thursday from a Green Power representative to renew the company's lease on a biofuels plant in the Big Pasco Industrial Park. Commissioners recently began eviction proceedings against the company and its CEO, Michael Spitzauer, who has been charged with wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering. (Free Energy Blog January 11, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:01:05 - TheNewsTribune reports provides an update on the Green Power Inc saga, also giving the history and complaints of investors, partners, employees. While money from new sources was used to pay back disgruntled old sources, employees dedicated to the green cuase went unpaid and languished even as Spitzaur and his family lived lavishly. (Free Energy Blog January 5, 2014)

2013

Free Energy Blog:2013:12:28 - The plasma gasifies the solids into burnable gases... the technology seems to be well in hand already. (Free Energy Blog December 28, 2013)

Free Energy Blog:2013:12:17 - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer, who was federally indicted last week for his alleged role in defrauding investors, did not make the port's Monday deadline to pre-pay its six-month lease. Spitzauer, who has pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, remains in federal custody in Yakima. (Free Energy Blog December 17, 2013)

Free Energy Blog:2013:12:13 - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer is being held in federal custody as a flight risk after he pleaded innocent to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. He is accused of defrauding investors of at least $6.7 million during the past seven years, although his debts amount to at least $21.4 million, according to court documents. (Free Energy Blog December 13, 2013)

Free Energy Blog:2013:10:15 (Free Energy Blog October 15, 2013)

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Latest: Video:Waste to Energy -- An Overview / Video:Water as Fuel (via ZPE) > Directory:Fundraisers > Small Fundraiser for Free Energy Artist - Joseph Riso has helped us out a number of times. He did my business card, he produced an excellent video on Water as Fuel as well as on Waste-to-Energy, and he compiled a hilarious video featuring an irate phone call I got one time from James Kwok of Hidro. He also set up a Free Energy T-shirt and mug shop. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 25, 2013)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Directory:Microbial Fuel Cells > Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater - The new technology developed at Oregon State University uses new concepts — reduced anode-cathode spacing, evolved microbes and new separator materials — and can produce more than two kilowatts per cubic meter of liquid reactor volume — 10 to 50 more times the electrical per unit volume than most other approaches using microbial fuel cells. (WakingTimes January 24, 2013)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Refinery Flaring Recovery > What a waste! Picture from space reveals how new U.S. oil field is burning off enough gas to power Chicago AND Washington - because it's cheaper than selling it - This incredible picture from space shows how the U.S. oil industry has boomed to such an extent that a gas field now burns as brightly as a major city. (DailyMail January 28, 2013)

Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power evicted from Big Pasco Industrial Park - ...after not paying its rent. Spitzauer told the Herald by email that he intends to pay the port and continue to lease port property. Spitzauer also owes about $20 million to investors and a former employee, according to court records. He has yet to pay fines from the Department of Ecology and the Department of Labor & Industries. (Tri-City Herald January 3, 2012)

2012

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Directory:Urine Power > Directory: Urine-Powered Generator from Nigeria - Four teenage girls have invented and demonstrated at the fourth annual Maker Faire Africa a generator powered by urine. "What these kids are doing is taking urea electrolysis and making hydrogen and then using that hydrogen to make electricity", according to Gerardine Botte, a chemical engineer at Ohio University who invented the urea electrolysis process. (PESWiki November 10, 2012)

Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Port of Pasco trying to evict Green Power biofuels plant for not paying rent - This is the second time the port has filed a case with Franklin County Superior Court to start eviction proceedings on the unfinished Pasco biofuels plant. Also, Green Power has yet to get the necessary permits to finish building the plant that Spitzauer promises will turn garbage into fuel. Spitzauer filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010 in Western Washington but has not been able to get his debts discharged. (Tri-City Herald October 23, 2012)

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plastic and Energy > Directory:Oil > Directory: Blest Machine recycles plastic back into oil > Directory: Blest Machine recycles plastic back into oil (video) - [Belated update] A group in Japan has devised the technology to convert discarded plastics back into oil. One kilogram of plastics, if burned, produces around 3 kilograms of CO2. When reprocessed by the machine, that one kilogram of plastic can yield up to one liter of oil. (PESWiki August 21, 2012)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power Inc. Posts School Field Trip Video - Green Power Inc. has posted a short video giving a virtual tour of their 100 ton/day waste-to-fuel production prototype plant in Pasco, Washington. (PESN and BeforeItsNews February 28, 2012)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies > Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies > Review of Sterling Allan's Coast to Coast Interview [Recording links] - On January 21st, 2012 Sterling Allan was interviewed by John B Wells on the world-renowned Coast to Coast AM radio show that boasts millions of listeners on hundreds of radio stations. The topic was "Top Five Free Energy Technologies Emerging" and also address philosophical points about the free energy revolution. (PESN and BeforeItsNews January 24, 2012)
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Biomass > Directory:CO2 Sequestration > Power from CO2 and Fly Ash - By eliminating CO2 emissions, producing fuel, and reclaiming valuable metals from fly ash and flue emissions, MP BioMass offers technological solutions for coal power plants and other CO2 emitters to not only keep them from being shut down but increasing their profit margin. (PESN and BeforeItsNews January 11, 2012)

2011

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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plastic and Energy > JBI's Plastic2Oil Technology Turns Waste into Fuel - The Ontario, Canada based company, JBI is actively using a technology called Plastic2Oil, which converts waste plastic into low sulfur fuels -- such as diesel, furnace oil, and fuel oil. Although it's not a panacea solution to the energy crisis, their technology addresses the issue of what to do with plastic waste. (PESN and BeforeItsNews December 13, 2011)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > GPI hires hundreds to manufacture 200 W2E plants in next 18 months - Green Power Inc. of Washington state is moving full steam ahead in manufacturing their 100 ton/day plants that convert municipal solid waste into high grade liquid fuel and electricity. Between themselves and an engineering company they contracted to do some of their fabrication, they have hired nearly 500 people. (PESN November 30, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plasma > Directory:MagneGas > Magnegas Going Mainstream - Recent activities include actively selling Magnegas fuel for the metal working market through several distributors in the United States. They have set up a retail operation in Florida and are selling fuel direct to end users such as scrap yards and other metal working shops. (PESN November 13, 2011)
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Directory:Waste-to-Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage / Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biofuel > Motorcycle Powered by Sewage, Has Toilet for Seat - A new motorcycle that has a toilet for a seat and runs on sewage just completed a 600-mile trek across Japan. The eco-friendly, three-wheel Neo runs on biogas produced from sewage and was built by Japanese toilet maker Toto. (NBC New York November 11, 2011)
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Directory:Waste-to-Energy / Directory:BioElectricity > Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production / Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production > Directory:Penn State Microbial Fuel Cells Produce Hydrogen from Waste Water > Researchers turn wastewater into “inexhaustible” source of hydrogen - The dawn of the Hydrogen Age has arrived as researchers from Penn State have developed a Reverse Electro-Dialysis cell that can produce an unlimited amount of hydrogen from sea water, fresh water and microbes from organic waste with no electrical input. (News:GizMag September 19, 2011)
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Directory:Trends > Directory:Free energy / Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Pollution > The Ramifications of Free Energy - Cheap fossil fuels have enabled the rapid expansion of human life but what happens when resources run out? Free energy prolongs things and reverses some negative trends, but more thought needs to be put into considering long term trends and how to mitigate negative impact. (Directory:Cold Fusion Now September 17, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Prizes > Directory:Awards > Create the Future and Win Twenty Grand! - The 2011 Create the Future contest by NASA Tech Briefs magazine is now accepting entries. By submitting your innovative technology you could attract attention to your idea and win twenty thousand dollars! Previous winners have include the Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine and Directory:MPK Co's Litroenergy. (PES and BeforeItsNews April 25, 2011)
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Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil > Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Microwave-based Oil Extraction > Microwaves utilized to convert used motor oil into fuel - Researchers from the University of Cambridge have announced the development of a process that uses microwaves to convert waste oil into vehicle fuel. They add a microwave-absorbent material to samples of waste oil, before subjecting it to pyrolysis by heating it with microwaves. The addition of the material caused the oil to heat more evenly.... (News:GizMag March 29, 2011)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Directory:Urine Power / Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production > Pee power could fuel hydrogen cars - Ohio University’s Gerardine Botte has invented a way to create hydrogen fuel from urine. Ammonia and urea, two compounds found in urine, are also a source for hydrogen. Placing an electrode in the wastewater and applying a current creates hydrogen gas. (Huffington Post March 15, 2011)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Farts to Fuel: New Methane Processing Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - A facility in Brooklyn, New York, will capture escaping gas from Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, removing methane and carbon dioxide. The odorless gas would then be added to National Grid’s gas distribution system. (Inhabitat February 10, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Port of Pasco approves Green Power Inc to return - After 1.5 years of being closed down, first for an unwarranted shut-down by the State Ecology department later overruled by the EPA, then by the Port of Pasco for past payment problems today the Port commissioners voted to allow GPI (municipal-solid-waste-to-fuel company) to renew their lease, with 6 month pre-payment terms. (PESN and BeforeItsNews February 10, 2011)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Grease Power / Directory:Energy from Sewage > Human Waste to Energy in Lovelock - Nevada company, Waters Vacuum, has a commercial process turning restaraunt grease and human waste into 'better than diesel' fuel and fertilizer, which is used locally, closing the loop. (KTVN 2 News / YouTube October 8, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators > 14% Nanomaterial Breakthrough in Waste Heat Electricity Could Turn Dirty Industries in US Into Electric Power Generators - A group of material scientists, physicists, and chemists at Northwestern University in Illinois have just created a new nanomaterial that enables 14% of heat waste to be converted to electricity, a scientific first. (Clean Technica January 20, 2011)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power seeks new lease in Pasco - Port of Pasco commissioners on Tuesday were skeptical of a claim by Green Power owner Michael Spitzauer that "things are different this time." The commissioners called a special meeting to hear a proposal from Spitzauer, whose company was evicted in September from property it leased at the port, to cut a new deal for a six-month, prepaid lease. (The News Tribune and Tri-City Herald WA January 12, 2011)

2010

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plastic and Energy > Directory:Oil > Directory: Blest Machine recycles plastic back into oil - A Japanese device converts certain plastics into oil -- and it is presently commercially available in sizes ranging from a tabletop version for a home to larger continuous feed versions for small industrial use. The plastic is boiled, not burnt, and the gaseous fumes are vented into a water bubbler, which cools the gas into oil. (PESWiki December 17, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power Inc offering skittish Port of Pasco pre-paid option - After giving GPI CEO Michael Spitzauer a chance to turn over a new leaf, the Port voted to stop business dealings given his recent missing of several extended key deadlines for payment. Today GPI offered terms of 6 months in advance payment plus security deposit, with new person to handle finances. (PESN December 3, 2010)

Directory:Funding / Directory:Waste to Energy > WPP Energy Corp presents 4-1200 MW waste to energy power plants with 100% financing - "We provide a complete turnkey solutions of waste to energy power plants projects from 4-1,200 MW around the world. 100% financing to governments and private sectors against LOI & BCL." (WPPEnergy Sept. 2010)

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Latest: Directory:Jobs / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Trash-to-Gas Co. a go after EPA vetoes Ecology - Beginning in a little more than a week, Green Power Inc. will be commencing the building of municipal-solid-waste-to-fuel plants for clients around the world, with $2 billion in contracts now that an EPA ruling has exonerated GPI from an unnecessary shut-down order by the Washington Ecology Department last year. (PESN November 20, 2010)
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Directory:Prizes > Directory:GE Ecomagination Challenge > GE’s Ecomagination Challenge Unveils 5 Winning Energy Solutions - Today General Electric unveiled the winners in its $200 million open innovation challenge, which focused on finding smart solutions to powering our grid. Directory:Capstone Turbine Corporation, ElectricRoute, GridON, IceCode, and WinFlex were chosen from 4,000 submissions. (Inhabitat Nov. 16, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Recycling > The Story of Electronics - This new fabulous cartoon video by Annie Leonard exposes how electronics have been "designed for the dump", with planned obsolescence, externalizing the costs and polluting the planet. She calls for a movement to "design to last" so that devices have modular components that can be upgraded without replacing everything. (Story of Stuff Nov. 9, 2010)
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Directory:Piezoelectric / Directory:Nanotechnology > New piezoelectric device harvests wasted energy from electronics - A new device made out of piezoelectric material by researchers at Louisiana Tech University could allow a wide range of electronic devices to harvest their own wasted operational energy. It is coated with a carbon nanotube film on one side that causes the cantilever to bend back and forth repeatedly when it absorbs light and/or heat. (GizMag Oct. 11, 2010) (Inhabitat)
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Directory:Non-Fossil Oil > Directory:Biomass / Directory:Waste to Energy > Bio-Oil Could Replace Petroleum in Asphalt - Researchers from Iowa State University have come up with a bio-oil made from corn stalks, wood waste, and other bio-mass that could one day replace oil in asphalt. The bio-oil is made when biomass is superheated in an oxygen-free area. It is also a money saver because it is easier to pave with bio-asphalt, and it doesn’t have to be heated as high to be used. (Gas 2.0 Oct. 8, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage / Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production > Human waste power plant goes online in the UK - Brotish Gas has gone online with a sewage-to-biomethane plant that converts the treated sewage of 14 million Thames Water customers into clean, green gas and is pumping that gas into people's homes. Biomethane is created when bacteria known as anaerobic digesters break down organic material such as human or animal waste, food and household waste to produce a thick, odorless waste plus methane. (GizMag October 5, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > CPT's auto exhaust gas energy recovery system - Controlled Power Technologies (CPT)'s Turbo-generator Integrated Gas Energy Recovery System (TIGERS) uses the same switched reluctance technology as its production-ready VTES electric supercharging and SpeedStart stop-start systems. CPT estimates it will take five years to bring TIGERS to market. (GizMag September 27, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators > Directory:Thermal Electric > Directory:Thermal Electric > Turning Waste Heat Into Power via Nanotech Molecules - Using a theoretical model of a so-called molecular thermoelectric device, a technology being developed at the University of Arizona harvests waste heat and cleanly converts it directly into electrical power, and requires no moving parts. A rubber-like polymer sandwiched between two metals acting as electrodes can do the trick, taking advantage of the laws of quantum physics. (Univ. of AZ News Sept. 23, 2010)
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Directory:Fuel Cells / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > NEW: Directory:Urine Power > Urine-powered fuel cells by Youtricity - The Carbamide Power System prototype can break urea or urine from humans or animals down into water, nitrogen and CO2, and also produce electricity at the same time, using a cheaper catalyst and less expensive membranes, without requiring precioius metals like platinum. (Yahoo News Aug. 27, 2010) (Also: Discovery)
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Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Waste Heat Generators > Haier Power Pad takes energy from shower water and returns it to hot water system - The Haier PowerPad is a concept which captures the heat energy contained within the water that runs off our bodies every morning in the shower, and returns said energy to the hot water tank. Haier claims the PowerPad is currently capturing and returning 15% of the energy coming out of the faucet and by the time it goes on sale six weeks from now, that figure will be 20-30%. (GizMag July 31, 2010)

Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Nanotech coatings produce 20 times more electricity from sewage - Engineers at Oregon State University have made a significant advance toward producing electricity from sewage, by the use of new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity production about 20 times (PhysOrg July 21, 2010)

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Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Plastic and Energy > Plastic Bags Into Power? - In a process that is as simple as throwing bits of plastic in a chamber and heating it up, Vilas Pol of Argonne National Laboratory can turn the plastic into tiny spheres of pure carbon just a few microns across. These spheres, which conduct heat and electricity, could be useful in a long list of applications from tires to batteries to lubricants. (Discovery June 25, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Biomass / Directory:Waste to Energy > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - West Fabrication Institute has developed a biomass and/or waste to energy technology using a dual fluid bed pyroxy process with refinements by Donald Gene Taylor. So biomass goes in, and fuel or electricity comes out. Same for municipal solid waste. PES introduces financial opportunity. (PESWiki June 15, 2010) (Comment)

Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage / Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production > Sustainable Sewage Treatment Plants with New Bacteria - Researchers at Delft University of Technology have discovered a type of bacteria called Anammox that can directly destroy the ammonium into nitrogen in sewage treatment processes. The process can also generate up to 24Wh to serve sustainable sewage treatment plants. (EarthAlternate May 14, 2010)

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Ethanol > Companies Transform Scrap Cardboard Into Ethanol Fuel - A new partnership between a paperboard mill and a biofuel producer is now producing ethanol fuel from scrap cardboard fiber, including the 5% portion that usually enters the waste stream. The cardboard ethanol is expected to emit 80% less carbon emissions than regular gasoline. (Inhabitat May 31, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plastic and Energy > Transforming waste plastic into an alternative fuel - A team of researchers at Northeastern University are developing a double-tank waste combustor for converts plastic waste into energy without creating harmful emissions. Plastic is first processed in an upper tank, which converts the material into gas through pyrolysis. Then, the gas moves to a lower tank, where it’s burned with oxidants, generating heat and steam, which drive combustion and generate electric power. (PhysOrg May 10, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > UK Prepares to Use Human Poop to Power Homes - This summer British Gas ... will start piping biomethane from the sewage system — which is derived from fecal matter — right back into the homes of 130 customers in Oxfordshire. The new gas will take 23 days to complete its waste treatment cycle and when it enters homes will smell just like natural gas. (Inhabitat Apr. 19, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags - A plant in Horsholm, Denmark, that burns thousands of tons of household garbage and industrial waste, round the clock, uses new technology to convert trash into heat and electricity more cleanly. Why is Europe ahead of the U.S. in embracing clean incinerators that turn garbage into energy? (NY Times Apr. 12, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Plasma > Directory:GlidArc Plasma and Syngas Technology - The GlidArc process, invented at the University of Orleans, France, entails a discharge from a 10,000 volt power supply which glides continuously along diverging electrodes until this electric discharge blows off and repeats itself, creating low temperature plasma which creates syngas from the substrate in the presence of a catalyst. (PESWiki March 27, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Wastewater-sludge-to-energy process nearing production - A research team at the University of Nevada has developed a process takes de-watered sludge from a wastewater plant, and is able to efficiently dry it to the point that it can then be gasified into syngas, which can then be burned to produce electricity. (PESN March 26, 2010) (Comment)
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Directory:Recycling / Directory:Plastic and Energy > Directory:Plant-Based Plastic > IBM Creates Plant-Based, Highly Recyclable Plastics - IBM researchers announced yesterday that they discovered a method of creating highly recyclable plastics from one of the most eco-friendly materials around – plants. Not only are the material’s components greener than traditional petroleum-based products, the production process uses significantly less energy. (Inhabitat March 10, 2010)
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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Animal and Crop Waste to Energy > American Food Groups turning to waste to energy - A contingent of American Foods Group is undertaking a multi-million dollar project that will make use of food processing waste in several different ways. From start to finish, they will be able to feed their new machine with about 100 tons of waste that will take about three weeks to run though the process to create a variety of products. (Alt Energy News Feb. 25, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biomass / Directory:Non-Fossil Oil > Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > GPI's waste-to-fuel process validated by U.S. military - Green Power Inc. has had the U.S. military test the input/output volumes and quality of their municipal-waste and biomass-to-fuel plant, validating that it produces as GPI has stated. U.S. sales may finally take off, and bureaucratic resistance will hopefully melt away. (PESN Feb. 19, 2010) (Comments)
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Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Microbial Breakthrough to Make Diesel Directly From Non-Food Plant Waste - A group of scientists from both the public and private arenas has announced that they’ve successfully engineered a strain of the microbe E. coli to contain all the bits required to turn raw plant matter directly into diesel without any refinement or intermediary steps required and may be able to directly produce environmentally-friendly surfactants, solvents and lubricants. (Gas2 Jan. 28, 2010)

2009

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > British firm gets taste for 'poo power' - Britain's biggest water company, Thames Water, lifted the lid Monday on how it slashed costs by burning customers' faeces to make electricity.Energy is generated through either "thermal destruction", where dried blocks of "poo cake" are burned, or "anaerobic digestion", where the methane from sewage sludge is burned. (Eergy Daily Dec. 7, 2009)

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators / Directory:Thermal Electric > Harnessing waste heat to produce electricity - In experiments involving a new technology, thermal diodes, an MIT research team has been able to demonstrate efficiency as high as 40 percent of the Carnot Limit, with calculations showing that this new system could ultimately reach as much as 90 percent of that ceiling. See the team's paper, "Quantum-coupled single-electron thermal to electric conversion scheme". (GizMag November 19, 2009)
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Waste-to-Energy Technology Reaches Major Milestone: SDTC Celebrates Completion of Plasco Project - Sustainable Development Technology Canada adn Plasco Energy Group's Plasma Gasification for Municipal Solid Waste project has reached completion. Their Plasma Gasification process converts 75 tonnes a day of municipal solid waste into synthetic gas, inert solid material and heat. The gas is utilized in a power plant to produce electricity for sale into the electricity grid. (Marketwire Oct. 22, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Waste Heat Generators > GM Working On Efficient, Shape-Changing, Memory Metal Engine - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded GM with $2.7 million to develop a working prototype of a Shape Memory Alloy engine. In theory, this engine could recycle the waste heat and turn it into electrical energy, perhaps one day even replacing alternators and improving fuel efficiency. (Gas 2.0 Nov. 2, 2009)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Ethanol > Directory:Cellulosic Ethanol > Turning Wastewater into Ethanol - In a two-step process, Israel-based Applied Clean Tech start by removing cellulose (the part of the plant we can’t digest) from both the sludge and agricultural liquid waste, then Massachusetts-based Qteros ferments this treated material into cellulosic ethanol using a fast-acting microbe, solving the headache of sewage sludge disposal, providing a solution for wastewater treatment plants. (Alt Energy News Oct. 19, 2009)

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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Coskata Inc > Commercializing Garbage to Ethanol - An Illinois startup that is developing a process to convert a wide range of materials, including wood chips and garbage, into ethanol, Thursday unveiling a "semi-commercial" plant that will be used to demonstrate that its technology can work at a commercial scale. (MIT Technology Review October 15, 2009)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Animal and Crop Waste to Energy / Directory:Natural Gas > Could Cowpower Replace Horsepower On The Rally Circuit? - Cow manure is a leading contributor of nitrous oxide and ammonia into the atmosphere, adding heartily to global warming. Cars provide their own fair share of noxious fumes. But a British team of engineers and racers is working on a way to kill two birds with one stone by developing a race car that can run on cow manure. (Gas 2.0 Oct. 13, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Waste-to-fuel co. being hampered by state Ecology dept. - The Washington state department of Ecology is impeding Green Power Inc., which claims a technology to turn municipal waste into high-grade fuel. The company is appealing the shut-down order saying that the cited regulation is irrelevant because their process does not involve incineration. (PESN Sept. 22, 2009) (Comments)
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Directory:Plastic and Energy > New Envion Facility Turns Plastic Waste into $10/Barrel Fuel - Washington, DC company claims it can turn plastic into an oil-like fuel for just $10 per barrel, which can be blended with other components and used as either gasoline or diesel. The process entails heating up plastic using infrared light, which removes hydrocarbons without the use of a catalyst. (Inhabitat September 16, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Spitzauer appealing Green Power Inc. shut-down order - Michael Spitzauer, CEO, said that his company's municipal-waste-to-power process emits no emissions of the compounds in question, and that the Washington State Ecology Department's concerns are unfounded in which they claim GPI has "not provided adequate compliance with the environmental air quality regulations." (PESN August 7, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biomass / Directory:Waste to Energy > Biofuels: A Decision Maker’s Guide to Opportunities for Converting Biomass & Wastes into Transport Fuels - This report considers which pathways are likely to be commercially attractive, which use proven technologies and which require further development. Many other issues in this developing area are discussed. Also contains thumbnail profiles of over 100 companies active in this sector. (WasteReports.com April 2009)

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Directory:Biofuel / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > New Microbe Strain Makes More Electricity, Faster - Researchers have coaxed Geobacter, the sediment-loving microbe who produce electric current from mud and wastewater, to evolve a new strain. It dramatically increases power output per cell (8x), overall bulk power, and with a thinner biofilm, cuts the time to produce electricity on the electrode. Now it is plausibe to begin designing microbial fuel cells for a myriad of applications including converting waste water to electricity. (NewsWise July 29, 2009)

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Directory:Hydrogen / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Energy from Sewage > Producing hydrogen from urine - You do two things at motorway services: fill up one tank and empty another. US chemists have combined refuelling your car and relieving yourself by creating a new catalyst that can extract hydrogen from urine. (PhysOrg July 3, 2009)

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