March 23, 2018 – About five years ago, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) formally began using the term, water resource recovery facility (WRRF), in place of wastewater treatment plant. WEF noted that the name change reflects a changing paradigm in the water sector, focusing on recovery of water, nutrient and energy resources. In a press release announcing the change, WEF referenced codigestion as a resource recovery practice at WRRFs.
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March 26, 2018 – Non-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. The two cities will be chosen based on existing access to food-waste-to-biogas production, or an interest in investing in biogas production infrastructure, as well as their focus on underserved communities. Global Green resource recovery experts have nearly a decade of expertise in waste and biogas.
March 21, 2018 – The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has published a new report looking at waste and recycling in the British capital. Among its recommendations, the report calls on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to ‘facilitate the use, and if necessary the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities’. It also finds that burning waste to recover energy is not preferable to recycling or anaerobic digestion.
March 26, 2018 – On 22 March, the India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said that it is going to promote the use of tens of thousands of household biogas plants in an effort to replace the burning of biomass for cooking and light.
March 29, 2018 – The international waste-to-product company is selling the loss-making anaerobic digestion (AD) plant as part of a strategy to improve margins and returns. The price of the plant, now Olleco’s third, was not disclosed.
March 27, 2018 – On March 20, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 650,000 tons of product and selling 790,000 tons in December. The data was released as part of the March edition of the EIA’s Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, which includes data from December.
March 28, 2018 –The company’s aim is to utilise intelligent O&M to increase power generation efficiency while also establishing a firm foothold in the biomass sector. Unisun Japan has announced the expansion of its business in Japan from solar project development, construction and O&M to intelligent O&M, biomass power generation and other specialties. It has been awarded an O&M qualification by Japan, JET (Japan Electrical & Environment Technology Laboratory), one of the most influential and authoritative certification bodies in the country.
March 23, 2018 – Bright Biomethane has been chosen to supply the biogas upgrading system for the Energy Conversion Facility in the Belgian municipality of Beerse. As well as marking Bright Biomethane’s first project in Belgium, it is also the ‘first’ biomethane installation in the country.
March 28, 2018 – CSA Group, a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services, has published a new bi-national standard for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for road vehicles. According to the company, a CNG fuel system standard was included as a priority in the 2016 U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada’s Natural Gas Vehicle Work Plan, in support of the Regulatory Cooperation Council.
March 28, 2018 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced efforts to help California fleets get more drivers behind the wheel of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. The effort was part of a $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). SoCalGas representatives provided assistance on 400 Prop 1B applications throughout its service territory.