Life Cycle Analysis

Conducting a “life cycle analysis” – determining the cradle-to-grave carbon footprint and emission profile of a project and its raw material input and product output streams — is becoming increasingly common for companies that are developing new bioeconomy technologies and products. The benefits of this process go beyond its potential for providing a compelling demonstration…

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Ash Disposal in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plants

Ash from waste-to-energy plants often contains high concentrations of the various metals that were present in the original waste, and ash disposal is critical. As an example, textile dyes, printing inks, and ceramics may contain lead and cadmium. Separating the waste before burning solves part of the problem. For example, because batteries are the largest…

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