Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our communities, households, and commercial/institutional buildings.  Some two billion tons of MSW are generated globally each year, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts that the global MSW will increase to about…

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Using Biomass to Produce Energy

Using biomass to produce energy makes sense because biomass and biofuels made from biomass are alternative energy sources to fossil fuels—coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Thus, while burning fossil fuels or biomass does release carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, the plants capture a nearly equivalent amount of CO2 through photosynthesis while they are growing. …

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Gasification Technologies

In gasification technology selection, a necessary initial step is to narrow the search down to a smaller subset of gasification technologies that best match the application and have achieved the necessary technology readiness level (TRL).  Project scale, feedstock(s), and end product(s) are the most important aspects of the gasification application to first consider in the…

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Biomass Conversion Agitation

Biomass Conversion Agitation.  This PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Greg Benz, discussed wet conversion (rather than pyrolysis) of cellulosic materials that can be hydrolyzed into sugars and then converted into biofuels.  It talks about the conversion of corn stover, switchgrass, MSW and wood chips, using batch, fed batch, continuous flow and agitation systems. It also…

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Biomass to Synthetic Natural Gas

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Mark Robertson, P.E.,  about converting biomass to synthetic natural gas (bioSNG).  It talks about the growth in natural gas production and consumption, and about the economics of upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas.

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Gasification Consultant

Gasification is a process that involves heating biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks to a temperature of > 700 ₒC without combusting the feedstock by starving the material of oxygen. A gasification consultant is an expert in this process which converts these materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide that can then be used…

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Biofuels Agitation Expert

Agitation is a crucial part of any biofuels process. This means having the right agitation equipment and making sure it operates properly. A biofuels agitation expert is one who consults with clients on the design and application of these agitation systems. The expert’s advice will likely include things like calculating the power, shaft speed, and…

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