Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. The company has signed a business partnership MOU with RevoTech, a company that specializes in the continuous pyrolysis of waste plastic.

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Audi researching industrialization of chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste from manufacturing

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As part of the THINKTANK Industrial Resource Strategies, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been working with Audi on the pilot project “Chemical Recycling of plastics from automotive manufacturing.” The results of the project indicated that the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste is both technically feasible and environmentally and financially promising. Additionally, mixed plastic waste is often not available for mechanical recycling.

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TU/ecomotive develops waste-free car with UBQ: Luca

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With this zero-waste car, the team wants to show that waste can be a valuable material with a multitude of applications. Luca, the world’s first Zero-Waste car.

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Researchers use cold-spray deposition to create thermoelectric generators for harvesting waste heat from previously inaccessible sources

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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and collaborators have used an additive manufacturing technique, called cold-spray deposition, to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat—a huge untapped resource—from previously inaccessible sources, such as pipes with complex geometries. Waste heat is a huge untapped resource. However, their application to harvest waste heat is limited by challenges in fabrication and materials.

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New technology converts waste polyethylene to jet fuel in an hour

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Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert waste polyethylene plastic to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost-effective to reuse plastics. In the recycling industry, the cost of recycling is key.

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Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

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Greenergy will invest in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of a project to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from waste tires. billion tires are discarded each year worldwide, creating significant waste.

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Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi

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Berlin-based Graforce Hydro GmbH, the developer of a plasma electrolyzer—the Plasmalyzer —is applying its technology for the highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. The process uses electricity to split wastewater obtained from biogas, sewage treatment and industrial plants into oxygen and hydrogen. Only purified water and oxygen remain as waste products.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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The plant will feature SGH2’s technology, which will gasify recycled mixed paper waste to produce green hydrogen that reduces carbon emissions by two to three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy, and is five to seven times cheaper.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. Although they originally developed both processes to address the problems of liquid waste formed during biofuel production, Electro-Active Technologies will focus on fighting food waste.

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LanzaTech Project DRAGON shortlisted for UK funding; ATJ-SPK from waste

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The feedstock for the facility will be waste-based, low-carbon ethanol, procured from a variety of waste sources. The facility will also have the ability to use ethanol produced from local steel mill waste gases via LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform. In October 2018, the first batch of LanzaTech jet fuel, made by recycling waste industrial gases, was used on a Virgin Atlantic commercial flight from Orlando to London Gatwick.

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PNNL team finds biocrude from kelp and fish waste via hydrothermal liquefaction could be viable fuel for remote Alaskan communities

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Using existing fish processing plants, kelp and fish waste can be turned into a diesel-like fuel to power generators or fishing boats in rural, coastal Alaska, according to a team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). In search of a cheaper, sustainable fuel, researchers at PNNL turned to two plentiful marine resources in Alaska: kelp and fish processing waste. The waste-to-energy fuel could then be used to power generators or fishing boats.

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Researchers developing free-piston linear generator for exhaust waste heat recovery

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Researchers in China have developed a novel free-piston linear generator (FPLG) to recover exhaust waste heat efficiently from a vehicle engine. Therefore, it is necessary to recover exhaust energy of vehicle engine, and many strategies and methods have been adopted to reduce the energy waste and improve the fuel utilization efficiency. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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CSIRO and partners launch $68M Hydrogen Industry Mission

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, launched a new $68-million Hydrogen Industry Mission. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the mission-based partnership was the key to creating a new industry for the future energy needs of Australia and the world. The Mission will focus on delivering four key programs of work, some of which have already begun: Hydrogen Knowledge Center: to capture and promote hydrogen projects and industry developments across Australia.

NTNU researchers use reverse electrodialysis and waste heat for hydrogen production: Heat to H2

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A new approach developed by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) could alleviate that situation a bit by using waste heat from other industrial processes. Energy experts say that the waste heat from Norway’s businesses and industries is the equivalent of 20 TWh of energy. This work presents an integrated hydrogen production system using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and waste heat, termed Heat to H 2.

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Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

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A partnership comprising AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is proposing to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. The new chemical plant will use Enerkem’s innovative technology to convert residual waste into methanol, a raw material used in the chemical industry.

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Novel pathway for aviation fuel from food waste–derived volatile fatty acids (VFA) could lead to 70% blends, up to 165% reduction in GHG

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Life cycle analysis showed up to 165% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to fossil jet if the food waste is diverted from landfills to produce VFA-SAF. In the process, anaerobic digestion of west waste is arrested prior to methanogensis to generate VFAs (C 3 -C 8 ).

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Jaguar Land Rover will use plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors

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Jaguar Land Rover is working with ECONYL nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste. Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with ECONYL fiber from recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, fishing nets from the farming industry, and those abandoned in the ocean—known as ‘ghost nets’. The nylon waste is reclaimed by Aquafil from all over the world.

New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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With this research, we looked to make a new biofuel conversion process that is relevant and applicable to renewable and waste-to-energy technology. High stability is critical for industrial catalysts that must last for years to be economical and environmentally sustainable.

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Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Alphabet Energy, founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced the availability of its thermoelectric generator PowerModule as a standalone product, available to meet the specific application needs of a range of industries, including transportation. Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. According to TechNavio, 20-50% of global industrial energy is wasted as heat.

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Boeing, Canadian aviation industry launch sustainable aviation biofuel project using forestry waste

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Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. Canada is in a terrific position to leverage its sustainable forests to make environmental progress for its aviation industry and other transport sectors.

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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a blueprint for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. Open burning of agricultural wastes and devastating forest fires in California severely degrade air quality in the state.

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Neste Oil produces NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

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Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry at its Singapore refinery. The fat comes from the gutting waste generated when processing freshwater pangasius farmed in Southeast Asia after the fillets have been removed for human consumption. After the fillets have been removed, the fat content of the gutting waste can be as high as 30-35%.

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Nikola receive order for 2,500 battery-electric waste trucks from Republic Services; fully integrated chassis and body from Nikola

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The refuse trucks are anticipated to carry up to an industry-leading 720 kWh of energy storage. The refuse market is one of the most stable markets in the industry and provides long-term shareholder value.

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TMRC consortium awarded second phase of DOE contract targeting production of mixed rare earth oxides from PA coal waste

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TMRC), an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths and a variety of other high-value critical elements and industrial minerals, announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technical Laboratory (NETL) has selected a TMRC-led consortium to continue a contract targeting the production of rare earths from Pennsylvania coal waste. Texas Mineral Resources Corp.

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ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The four-year projet ORCNext , aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), has concluded that waste heat recovery efficiency can be increased by 20 to 25% through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers. The Rankine Cycle transfers waste heat to a working fluid at a constant pressure. Current ORCs on the market aimed at a too high a waste energy flow.

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Manchester team proposing graphene-based ballistic rectifier for waste heat recovery

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Researchers at the University of Manchester (UK) have developed a graphene-based nano-rectifier (“ballistic rectifier”) that can convert waste heat to electricity. The Manchester team is now proposing that the graphene-based ballistic rectifier can convert waste from engine exhaust into a useable electrical current to power additional automotive features such as air conditioning and power steering, or be stored in the car battery. Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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Sinopec Capital to invest in and partner with LanzaTech; direct production of chemicals from wastes and residues

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Sinopec Capital, as the industrial investment arm of Sinopec Group—one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals companies—announced an investment in LanzaTech with a focus on promoting direct production of chemicals from waste carbon. Of particular interest to Sinopec is LanzaTech’s synthetic biology capability which enables the production of chemicals directly from waste carbon, rather than via a building block such as ethanol.

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Siemens researching thermoelectric waste heat recovery for lower grade exhaust; industrial and mobile application

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Siemens is researching technologies that would allow waste heat from vehicles and industrial facilities to be used efficiently. The chemical industry, as another example, uses waste heat from reactions in order to preheat other substances, for example. One of the challenges that must be overcome before thermoelectric generators can be used for industrial applications is the development of materials that operate efficiently at temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius.

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ORNL advancing LDH sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brine wastes

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The more versatile the sorbent is, the more options there are for industry to supply the lithium we’re going to need for energy storage. The work is being conducted with industry partner All American Lithium, which is seeking to refine the technology in preparation for a commercial lithium plant in California. Domestic production of lithium, the lightest of elemental metals, is considered a priority for the US.

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Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. Moreover, there is potential for SiLeach to derive all its energy requirements from waste heat generated during the production of sulfuric acid, which would further reduce operating inputs. LFP and batteries from waste.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 The waste water treatment plant, the deionization system of the water (DI plant), and the shop ventilation are also included in the scope of services. In terms of the paint shop layout, Dürr relies on a simple industrial building without intermediate levels in conjunction with multi-functional body stores with high-bay storage technology. Industry 4.0

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Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

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The proposed plant would take more than 500,000 tonnes each year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial solid waste destined for landfill or incineration such as meal packaging, diapers and takeaway coffee cups and convert it into more than 60 million liters (15.85 This is an important step in the reduction of the airline’s carbon emissions towards the industry targets of carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction by 2050 from 2005 levels.

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Manchester team greatly broadens thermal window of thermoelectric material using graphene; potential vehicle applications for waste heat recovery

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This increase in operating performance can enable future applications such as thermoelectric generators in vehicles for waste heat recovery and other sectors, the researchers suggested. Furthermore, they are limited in their ability to harvest electricity at high temperatures, such as from solar and industrial waste heat, due to their decomposition and volatilization at elevated temperatures. Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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MIT/Stanford team develops battery technology for the conversion of low-grade waste heat to power; TREC

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Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 degrees Celsius. The thermally regenerative electrochemical cycle (TREC) entails a four-step process: (1) heating up the cell with waste heat; (2) charging at high temperature; (3) cooling down the cell; (4) discharging at low temperature. Batteries Waste Heat Recovery

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REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and REMONDIS, one of the world’s largest privately owned recycling, service and water companies, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste.

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Air Products to supply industrial gases to INEOS Bioenergy waste-to-ethanol plant

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Air Products has been awarded a contract to supply onsite oxygen, compressed dry air, and nitrogen to INEOS Bio’s joint venture project for its waste to ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida. The Florida project will use INEOS Bio’s feedstock-flexible BioEnergy technology, which uses a combination of gasification and fermentation technology to turn different types of waste materials—including municipal solid waste—into ethanol and renewable power.

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Neste exploring ways to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. At the same time, we aim to provide solutions to support global plastic waste reduction.

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W2C Rotterdam welcomes Shell as partner in waste-to-chemicals project

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Shell will join a consortium comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam in an effort to build Europe’s first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shell will become an equal equity partner in the proposed commercial-scale waste-to-chemicals ( W2C ) project, which will be the first of its kind in Europe to make valuable chemicals and bio-fuels out of non-recyclable waste materials.

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Using magnesium alloy waste for hydrogen storage materials

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Researchers have shown that magnesium industrial wastes of AZ91 alloy and Mg-10 wt.% Dornheim (2014) Hydrogen storage systems from waste Mg alloys, Journal of Power Sources , Volume 270 Pages 554-563 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.129. Gd alloy can be used for the production of hydrogen storage materials. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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SEAT reduces waste by 34% since 2010, expects to achieve 60% reduction by 2025

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Since 2010, SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has improved its production-related environmental footprint by 34% on average with measures to emit less CO 2 and fewer volatile organic compounds, generate less waste and consume less water and energy. Over the next few months, the company will implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years. less waste.

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. At the core of the RES Polyflow technology is a process vessel with the ability to handle up to 60 tons per day of mixed polymer waste streams that other recycling systems typically have to discard in landfills.

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Waste Management Invests In Terrabon Waste-to-Renewable Gasoline Venture

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Waste Management, Inc. has invested in waste-to-fuel company Terrabon, LLC. Terrabon is the developer of a carboxylic acid fermentation platform licensed from Texas A&M University for the conversion of biomass to fuel intermediates that can then be upgraded into industrial chemicals and renewable gasoline. Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America.

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