Brazil: Energy from Eucalyptus

According to Austrian-based machine provider Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, the generation of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from eucalyptus bark in Brazil is a market with great potential. Udo Siebert, sales and service partner of Lindner Recyclingtech in Brazil, is convinced that Lindner’s all-rounder Urraco 75 is the best machine to shred eucalyptus bark, which pulp and paper […]

More Energy from Waste

Significant energy savings made at Allington waste-to-energy plant were helping the waste management company FCC Environment (UK) Limited to achieve BS 50001 certification. FCC Environment’s Allington Quarry site near Maidstone (Kent, UK) has been operational as an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) integrated waste management facility since 2008. Under FCC subsidiary Kent Enviropower it takes general waste otherwise […]

Spanish Facility Uses New Shredder

Spanish waste management company Madegan has commissioned a new shredding system that will enable the family-run business to process up to 20,000 tons of waste per year. The new machine is to boost the capacity and flexibility of its Madrid facility. Following an extensive three year research project, Madegan headed to Austria to visit the […]

Spain: Bulk Bag Discharger Speeds Operation

A Spanish plastics company was able to reduce manual handling using a Bulk Bag Discharger. The company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletizing of resins using a mineral additive in powder form. Previously, operators manually dumped 25 kg sacks of the mineral powder (particle size of 10 μm) into a […]

New Method for Cleansing Waste Products and Reusing Resources

Finnish-based Fortum Group has developed – through its recycling and waste solutions unit – a new method called the Multi-Purpose On-site Phase Separator (MOPS). According to the information, the technology removes pollutants from strongly contaminated soil, hazardous waste and waste incineration residues “in an effective way with minimal harm to the environment”. At the same […]

New Method to Treat Plastic Waste

The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology in order to turn waste plastics into energy and fertilizer are being developed in South Australia. According to the information provided by www.theleadsouthaustralia.com.au, the plastic to energy technology had so far successfully been applied to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and expanded polystyrene. However, the anaerobic digestion process varied […]

New Solution for Monitoring Liquid-Based Processes

At the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) in Perth (Western Australia), PANalytical, an inter­national supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, has announced the new Epsilon Xflow system. As reported, this new on-line solution is made for the continuous analysis of the elemental composition of any liquid, providing real-time feedback from a […]

Recovery of Cellulose from Waste Water

End of June this year, the official inauguration of “the world’s first cellulose production facility” – which means a “breakthrough in recovery and reuse of recycled cellulose from sewage” – took place at Geestmerambacht (The Netherlands). Approximately 70 experts from all over Europe, all active in the value chain, witnessed the inauguration of the Cellvation […]

Refrigerators: New Plant Concepts Detect Blowing Agents

The share of halogen-free refrigerants and blowing agents is increasing in the disposal of cooling devices. In Europe, since 1996 no refrigerators have been produced with halogen-containing refrigerants and blowing agents (CFCs). Accordingly, the share of alternative refrigerants and blowing agents is rapidly increasing during disposal. In most German waste disposal plants, the share of […]

Veolia Plans First Waste to Energy Facility in Latin America

Veolia will design, build, and operate the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America in Mexico City. With a capacity twice that of the largest facility in France, this unit will treat around 1.6 million metric tons of household waste a year. The inhabitants of Mexico City generate 13,000 metric tons of waste of […]

New Ways of Consuming Feature New Ways of Waste Behavior

The volume and composition of post-consumer and business wastes has changed beyond recognition through the post-war era, and continues to change in response to the growing shift towards online shopping, increasingly sophisticated home delivery options, smart domestic appliances, and even tailored, ready-to-cook meals delivered to the door. These new ways of consuming, caused by advances […]

Adelaide Installs Combined First Solar and Methane Power Plant

It is believed to be a first in Australia: the new combined solar and methane power plant in South Australia. The installation will channel thermal energy from solar panels and methane gas from decomposed garbage through a shared turbine inter-connector. A generator will then convert the two sources of energy into electricity to be fed […]

China: Ready for Foreign Investors?

Chen Guangbiao is the founder of Chinese Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources Co., Ltd. The company procured him an asset of estimated 600 million Euro. In the Western World Chen Guangbiao became known announcing in December 2013 to buy the New York Times – alternatively CNN, Washington Post oder Wall Street Journal. News agency Reuters cited […]

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

On the 28th of August this year, Kenya implemented a national plastic shopping bags ban, international media reported. According to the provided information, the law makes it illegal to use, import and manufacture plastic bags. Exemptions exist for those producing plastic bags used for industrial purposes. The violation of the ban will cost a maximum […]

China‘s Organic Waste Treatment: Still Facing Challenges

Since 2001 China began to install sanitary landfills in large and coastal cities, dumps were to be closed. From 2006 on, small and middle towns as well as developed counties got sanitary landfills and leachate treated plants. The rural areas were neglected. The Five-Year-Plan for 2011 – 2015 defines the development of an circular economy […]