Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Brief: Korean Volume Based Solid Waste Collection Model

A presentation by Earth Engineering Center Research (EEC) Associate Yoonjung Seo at ISWA, 2011.
Korea Collection Model Yoonjung SEO (ISWA 2011)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

WTERT-India is latest addition to the Global WTERT Council

The Earth Engineering Center (EEC) at Columbia University, the parent organization of WTERT has signed an MOU with the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to form WTERT, India. NEERI, headquartered at Nagpur and with five other branches in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai is one of the prime research institutes in India. It is a forerunner in research on solid waste management with dedicated researchers. Research conducted by NEERI in 2005 on MSWM in fifty nine Indian cities is one of the most comprehensive studies on this issue. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's not waste anymore..

A chilly Chicago played host to the Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit this week, and the meeting attracted a diverse group of ambitious developers and would-be developers of waste-to-energy/biofuel projects. In the United States the waste-to-energy segment of the green sector remains largely at the demonstration phase. “We’re about a decade away from being project finance ready,” one attendee told G.E.R.

Friday, June 10, 2011

WtE: the Redeemer of Brazil's waste legacy?

President of WTERT - Brazil, Sergio Guerreiro Ribeiro writes about the opportunities for waste-to-energy with huge investments in Brazil for the FIFA world cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Read the full article published in Waste Management World, here

Sunday, May 8, 2011

History Channel's "Inspector America" examines Waste-to-Energy at Hennepin County, MN

Waste-to-energy was spotlighted on television as the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) in Minnesota was featured recently on the premier episode of the History Channel's newest show, Inspector America.  The one-hour show looks at America's infrastructure and the toll that time has taken on it.  Host Timothy Galarnyk, a safety inspector with more than 35 years of experience, sets out to explore the condition of infrastructure in cities throughout the U.S. – uncovering projects and structures that are deteriorating and finding examples that are working.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County's Response to Sierra Club

comprehensive 82-page report prepared by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB) for Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County addresses issues raised by the Sierra Club on Palm Beach County's new 3,000 ton per day WTE facility. The report  provides a wealth of information on waste-to-energy in general, and in Florida specifically.

Find the report 
on Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County's website here
on WTERT's website here

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Making Stuff Cleaner, Waste to Energy

NOVA's program Making Stuff Cleaner in their search for technologies making the world cleaner, visits a Waste-to-Energy plant in Peekskill, New York to check the process and it's importance in this short video

Monday, April 4, 2011

Indian Waste to Energy Market set for stella Growth

The Indian municipal solid waste to energy market could be growing at a compounding annual rate of 9.7% by 2013, according to a report by market analysts Frost and Sullivan.

Read the complete article here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WTE in Cartoons

Toy Story 3 earned three British Association of Film andTelevision Arts (BAFTA) awards due in part to the success of the scene in which the animated characters get trapped in a waste-to-energy facility.
The incinerator scene (duration: 7' 21") can be watched here.

Annie Leonard's unfounded views of Waste-to-Energy expressed in her popular cartoon and book, both titled "Story of Stuff" (Ch: 6) were reviewed by Joanna Schroeder a few months ago. The first of Schroeder's seven part online series on "An In-depth Look at Waste's Role in Energy Development" can be found here.

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