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Waste to Energy


Waste to energy power plants, alternative fuels, biofuels,

Waste-to-Energy Plants Suffer from Unplanned Shutdowns Caused by Boiler Failure

A 2021 Prewin Network unplanned shutdown survey revealed that equipment failures in waste-to-energy (WtE) and biomass plants were responsible for a total of 22.9 days of unplanned shutdowns in 2021.…



Small-Scale Biodigesters Are Getting a Big Improvement in Thermal Control 

As the world looks to increase the usage and production of renewable energy, improving efficiency while lowering energy costs is vital to the adoption of renewable sources. Biodigesters (also known…


The Power of Cow Manure: How Farms of the Future Are Transforming Waste-to-Energy Operations

The use of renewable energy in the agriculture industry is an exciting new frontier that—with the right partners—can bring environmental and economic benefits to farmers, surrounding communities, and the renewable…


Revolutionizing Refractory Maintenance: Increasing Efficiency with Specialized Equipment

Refractory maintenance, though vital, can often be a logistical and financial burden. This is especially true for power plants, cement plants, and other large facilities that rely on boilers, kilns,…


China Group Develops Plan to Turn Biomass Into Low-Carbon Natural Gas

Researchers in China have published the results of a study that the group said provides an efficient catalytic approach to directly transfer solid biomass into natural gas, while enabling the…


Biomass Power: Environmental Benefit or Numbers Game?

Many bioenergy industry proponents put forth carbon neutrality as a basis for their support. However, the claim may not hold up under scrutiny. By some accounts, biomass power plant emissions…