Project to convert sewage biogas to RNG
The City of Longmont, CO, is to begin a project at its wastewater treatment plant to make fuel from gas produced in the treatment of the city’s sewage. Biogas that is generated through anaerobic digestion will be converted into clean renewable gas (RNG) and used to power waste trucks.
The project will require new biogas equipment to be installed at the plant, so it is currently expected to take around 12 months to complete.
You can find out more about this project, including the details of key decision-makers, by clicking here.
Construction of a WtE plant using pulp mill waste
Valmet is to deliver a mill waste-fired boiler plant to Shanying Huazhong Paper’s paper mill in Jingzhou. The energy produced at the plant will be supplied to the paper mill, which will allow all of its mill waste to be used in some form of energy production.
Up to 260,000 tonnes of mill waste (paper rejects, pulp rejects and pulp sludge) will be processed each year.
Currently, Valmet is planning to start installation works in June 2018, with production starting early 2019.
If you’d like to take a look at this project in more detail, click here.
In the week ending 26th January 2018, AcuComm added/updated 48 projects in our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$3,605 million. There were 13 new projects this week and 35 updates.
This brings the total number of active projects to 4,877. They have an estimated value of US$346.9 million, or US$71 million on average.
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- Bulgaria was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$681 million. This was equal to 18.9% of the total for the week.
- The leading feedstock from the past week was MSW, accounting for 11 projects and an estimated US$1,063 million. This is equal to 29.5% of the total value this week.
The next country in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is Mexico. As of August 2017, AcuComm was listing 12 projects in the country. These have a total value of US$1,706 million or US$142 million each.
Key points from this Fact File:
- Incineration (with energy recovery) is the leading project type, accounting for US$1,001 million or 59% of the total. This is followed by waste processing, accounting for US$358 million or 21% of the total.
- The total estimated capacity of these projects is 4 million tonnes. This is equal to 333,358 tonnes per project on average.
- This capacity is equal to 11% of Mexico’s estimated annual waste generation at 37.2 million tonnes.
- Waste investments totalling US$1,517 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2020 at US$1,175 million.
Alternatively, you can explore Mexico’s completed and ongoing projects in the AcuComm’s database by clicking here.
Installation of three incineration units
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Commission (BMC) is to establish three new incinerators which will run on compressed natural gas for the disposal of animal carcasses.
The units will be located in Mahalaxmi, Deonar and Malad and are expected to begin operations in 2019.
Tenders are expected to be issued in June, so if you’d like to find out more about this project, click here.
US: Construction of a materials recovery facility
Houston City Council has approved a contract with FCC Environmental Services for the design, finance, build and operation of a materials recovery facility (MRF). FCC will sort, recover and market all the city’s recyclable materials.
When complete, the facility will treat up to 145,000 tonnes of recyclable materials each year, including aluminium, tin cans, plastic containers, cardboard and paper. The city will also soon start to accept glass and plastic bags in its green curbside collection containers.
To catch up on the latest on this project, click here.
United Arab Emirates: Construction of a 300,000 tpa waste-to-energy plant
Bee’ah and Masdar have reported that they have secured financing commitments for a waste-to-energy (WtE) project in Sharjah. The multi-fuel WtE facility will divert as much as 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) from landfill each year, which will help the city to reach its “zero waste-to-landfill” target by 2020.
It will comply with the strictest environmental standards and meet the European Union’s Best Available Techniques.
You can find out more about this project by clicking here.
Development of a landfill
A spokesperson for KfW has confirmed to AcuComm that preparations are underway for the development of a landfill near Vanadzor. The site will serve the Lori and Dilijan areas.
Construction is currently expected to begin in 2020 and will be completed and operational in 2022.
For the latest updates on this project, click here.
Development of a pilot pyrolysis plant
Nufuels has been granted NZ$90,000 to go towards a pilot pyrolysis plant in Otaki, which will have a throughput of 150,000 tyres each year. Hopes are that this and similar projects in will help to address the problem of end of life tyres in the country.
The project is currently under planning phases, with the Ministry for the Environment describing it as ‘in progress’.
To keep up with the latest from this project, click here.
Construction of a biogas plant
GRTgaz has announced the opening of two new biogas plants, located in Noyen-sur-Seine and Les Essarts-en-Bocage. The two plants will produce up to 59 million kW hours of biogas each year from energy crops and agricultural by-products, enough to power 4,800 gas-heated housing units.
To take a look at the full details from this project, click here.
Biomass plant improvements
DP Cleantech is to undertake a new project for boiler modification and optimisation of a combined heat and power plant in Elblag. Energa Kogeneracja, who own and operate the facility, is aiming to achieve stable operation and maximum efficiency with the new improvements.
The plant was originally commissioned in 2014, but suffered operational problems from the start.
To take a look at the latest updates from this project, click here.