From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

  Chemical engineers at Michigan Tech University have released a study examining the carbon footprint of redirecting methane into a usable energy source. The study, published in the journal “Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy,” analyzed anaerobic digestion, or the composting of organics without air, and … Read more…

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

In an unusual deal, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority just launched a project to send effluent from wastewater treatment to a local power plant in exchange for electricity, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The agreement is expected to help the New Jersey facility become energy … Read more…

Las Cruces Adds Cogeneration to Wastewater Treatment Facility

Las Cruces Adds Cogeneration to Wastewater Treatment Facility

Energy efficiency changes that include two new cogenerators installed at a wastewater treatment plant in Las Cruces, New Mexico, are expected to help save the city $1.4 million annually. The $4.9 million cogeneration project will generate power from methane gas at the Jacob A. Hands … Read more…

‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

Manure happens, and a bill (SB-999) just approved by the Environment Committee of the Connecticut Senate could help turn “cow patties” into a source of renewable energy on dairy farms in the Constitution State, according to an April 7 report by the Public News Service.

The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

Tracking waste helps efficiency in a couple of ways, one general and one specific. In general, benchmarking and tracking promote efficiencies. Processes are streamlined, with unnecessary steps removed. Things run better simply by the act of calling attention to the issue. More specifically, the tracking … Read more…

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