Category Archives: incineration

[NEWS] Anti-Waste Incineration Bill Fails in New York

– by Cole Rosengren, June 21, 2018, Waste Dive

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Photo: Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun

The New York State Assembly failed to pass A11214, meaning efforts to advance this proposed law are effectively stalled until the legislature returns for regular session in 2019. The last action on this bill was unanimous approval from the Assembly Ways and Means committee on June 19.

Circular enerG heralded this result and pushed back in a detailed statement, calling the bill’s claims “science fiction” and “bogus.”

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[NEWS] How a Trash Incinerator Became “Green” Energy

– by Scott Dance, December 15, 2017, Baltimore Sun

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Photo: Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun

A trash incinerator in Southwest Baltimore is the city’s largest single source of air pollution. But a state law has nonetheless allowed it to collect roughly $10 million in subsidies over the past six years through a program intended to promote green energy.

Few commuters who pass the imposing white smokestack on Interstate 95 have any idea that the plant burns their household waste, that their electric bills help to maintain it, or that it releases thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases and toxic substances — carbon dioxide, hydrochloric acid, formaldehyde among them — into the air every year.

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[NEWS] Xcel and Benson, MN Agree on Plan to Mitigate Biomass Facility Closure

– by Elizabeth Dunbar, April 3, 2017, Minnesota Public Radio

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Photo: Tim Post / MPR

Xcel Energy and the western Minnesota city of Benson have reached an agreement on a plan to mitigate the expected closure of a biomass power plant that burns turkey litter.

Benson Power, owned by a group of investors, started producing electricity in 2007, helping Xcel fulfill a legislative mandate dating back to a 1994 settlement over nuclear waste storage at its Prairie Island plant. But Xcel says biomass power now costs up to 10 times more than new wind power, and city officials said the plant could close within a couple years.

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[NEWS] Group Encouraged in Effort to Stop Muncy, Pennsylvania Incinerator

– by Pat Crossley, November 17, 2016, Sun-Gazette

14715865_1474486581-6536“We can win this” was the message from Mike Ewall, founder and director of the Energy Justice Network, to about 60 residents of Muncy who attended a meeting organized by the group opposing the proposed waste to fuel project in the borough.

Ewall, an environmental lawyer, has been working with the “Stop the Muncy Incinerator” group in its effort to keep Delta Thermal Energy (DTE) Inc. from locating its plant in the former Andritz building.

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[NEWS] EPA Proposes Classifying Treated Railroad Ties as Nonhazardous Waste

– by Anna Simet, November 3, 2016, Biomass Magazine

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Photo: Biomass Magazine

The U.S. EPA has proposed an amendment that will add additional treated railroad ties to its list of categorical nonwaste fuels under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, NHSM rulemakings identify which nonhazardous secondary materials are or aren’t solid wastes when burned in combustion units. If material is a solid waste under RCRA, a combustion unit burning it is required to meet the Clean Air Act Section 129 emission standards for solid waste incineration units. If the material is not a solid waste, combustion units are required to meet the CAA Section 112 emission standards for commercial, industrial, and institutional boilers, much less stringent standards.

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[NEWS] $8 Million Landfill Gas Facility Breaks Ground in Ohio

– by Wendy Mitchell, November 3, 2016, Ledger Independent

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Rumpke Brown County Landfill (Photo: Ledger Independent)

Mountains of trash are being turned into utility resources in Brown County, Ohio.

On Thursday, state and local officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Rumpke Brown County landfill, designating the site as the place where methane from the decomposition of trash will be turned into usable electricity.

According to Rumpke officials, the approximately $8 million plant should be operational in late spring 2017.

“April is the goal to have it done,” said Molly Broadwater, Rumpke spokesperson.

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