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Group representing 187 Maine municipalities inks development deal for Hampden waste handling facility

By Dawn Gagnon | BDN Staff |Posted Feb. 04, 2015, at 8:14 p.m. ORONO, Maine — After receiving assurances that the technology is viable, members of the Municipal Review Committee board voted unanimously Wednesday to enter a development agreement with a Maryland-based company that wants to build a solid waste processing facility that will turn […]

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UMaine team hired to study whether “Trashanol” will work in Maine.

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Posted Oct. 23, 2014, at 12:47 p.m. ORONO, Maine — The organization representing the trash interests of 187 Maine towns is now partnering with the University of Maine to determine if new garbage-to-energy technology from a Maryland company —- known as “Trashanol” — will work in Maine.  While details are […]

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Wastecon 2014: Zero waste to landfill takes more than recycling

By REW Staff | October 21, 2014 | RecyclingToday.Com VALLEY VIEW, OH – Recycling and composting alone are not enough to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill in the United States. During a session titled “Energy (is) from Waste,” held at the 2014 Wastecon event, panelists discussed how increasing the percentage of […]

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Iowa Public Radio Interview : River to River with Ben Kieffer

Landfilling a Long Term Commitment; What’s the Alternative? July 7, 2014 By LINDSEY MOON & BEN KIEFFER What do you throw away? Do you think about it? Do you care? In 2013, 2.6 million tons of trash was buried in Iowa landfills. 184,000 tons of that trash came from other states, and Iowa sent 76,000 tons of trash […]

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Andritz technology for Fiberight’s municipal waste to biofuel plant in Iowa

Waste Management World.Com 8 July 2014 By Ben Messenger Managing Editor  Graz, Austria based technology manufacturer, Group ANDRITZ, is to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa. The manufacturer explained that its technology will be used for continuous pre-treatment of municipal solid waste feedstock which will then be converted […]

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With new uses for garbage in sight, Maine group representing towns wants to get into the trash business

With new uses for garbage in sight, Maine group representing towns wants to get into the trash business ORRINGTON, Maine — What if the banana peels, coffee filters, diapers and other biodegradable material we throw into the kitchen trash can could be used to fill a gas can? Or made into pellets that could be sold […]

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Eagerly-awaited Technology Turns Garbage into Fuel

When a garbage truck dumps its smelly cargo onto the tipping floor at the Fiberight company’s pilot plant in southern Virginia, manager Randy Garrett sees fuel in the making.

Fiberight is one of several companies that plans to turn garbage ‒ and in other cases, corn stalks and wheat straw ‒ into biofuel ethanol that can power vehicles…

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Investing in Iowa : White Paper

Investing in the future of recycling, renewable fuel and Iowa Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) currently buried in landfills is a resource to Fiberight, LLC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The key concepts for Fiberight have been “brewing” for many years as Founder and CEO, Mr. Craig Stuart-Paul, blended the experience of working in the micro-brewery and material resource […]

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Stuart-Paul to deliver Keynote Address at MEDCO Annual Lunch

(Marion, IA) The Marion Economic Development Company (MEDCO) is announcing plans for their 29th Annual Business Luncheon. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 12, at the Best Western Longbranch, 90 Twixt Town Rd in Marion, IA.   Social begins at 11:15 with lunch beginning promptly at 11:45.  MEDCO Board Chair, Tom Barnes will discuss recent […]

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Bury Waste, Bury Jobs

Stacie Johnson |December 28, 2013 | Guest Column, Cedar Rapids Gazette The better half of my career has been spent working to divert materials from landfills in an effort to support those seeing the value in materials others deemed garbage. According to the most recent waste characterization study, conducted for the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste […]

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