Wheelabrator Technologies Buys Waste-to-Energy Plants

John Davis

A subsidiary of garbage giant Waste Management is buying a public utility’s waste-to-energy facility. Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. has acquired the Southeastern Public Service Authority’s Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) plant and adjacent waste-to-energy facility in Portsmouth, Virginia for $150 million: The purchase concludes a lengthy process that commenced more than two years ago when SPSA began consideration of a proposal to …


S4 Energy Solutions Announces Plasma Gasification Project

Joanna Schroeder

S4 Energy Solutions has recently announced plans to develop a plasma gasification facility at Waste Management’s Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon. The facility will covert municipal solid waste into clean fuels and renewable energy. Construction is beginning in early summer and the plant will be online by the end of this year. During construction, 28 people will be employed …

Electricity, Energy, Ethanol, Hydrogen, Waste-to-Energy

Waste Management Inks Deal with Enerkem

Joanna Schroeder

Waste Management Inc. has inked yet another deal to produce biofuels from waste. Today, they announced an investment in Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., as part of their new financing round. A portion of the CDN $53.8 million raised will be used by Enerkem to support the construction of its second waste-to-biofuels plant in conjunction with the City of Edmonton and Alberta …

biofuels, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy

Waste Management & Harvest Power to Partner

Joanna Schroeder

Waste Management continues to build its reputation in the development of alternative energy with the announcement that they have partnered with Harvest Power to expand next generation organics recycling facilities across the United States and Canada. Waste Management now joins founding investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Munich Venture Partners, as investors in the project. The largest food and …

bioenergy, biogas, Company Announcement, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), Waste-to-Energy

Fiberight to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

Several ethanol plants have been changing hands and one of the more recent was the purchase of Xethanol LLC, based in Blairstown, Iowa, by Fiberight LLC, based in Virgina. Fiberight purchased the plant with the intent of converting it into a cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant. The fuel will be produced through the conversion of municipal sold waste (MSW) to ethanol. …

Energy, Ethanol, News, Waste-to-Energy

UC Riverside Awarded $1M Synthetic Fuel Facility Grant

Joanna Schroeder

University of California, Riverside’s College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the California Energy Commission to build a demonstration plant to convert biosolids to clean synthetic diesel fuel. As evaluated by the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, this process is 12 percent more efficient and …

bioenergy, News, Waste-to-Energy

World’s Largest LNG Plant In Production in California

Joanna Schroeder

Using landfill gas to produce energy is real! Waste Management, in conjunction with Linde North America, has begun to produce renewable vehicle fuel at its Altamont Landfill near Livermore, California. The facility is the world’s largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. The plant which was built and is operated by Linde, purifies and liquefies landfill gas …

Company Announcement, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), News, Waste-to-Energy