The EDGE Innovate team travelled the whopping 4,872 miles from their headquarters in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the world renowned home of crushing and screening, to Las Vegas, the first week of March, to exhibit at the largest construction exhibition in North America; CONEXPO/CON-AGG. Starting from Tuesday 7th March to Saturday 11th March at the Las Vegas Convention Center; EDGE Innovate exhibited its wares at the popular Silver Lot, Booth #5454. The CONEXPO exhibition, spread over 250,000 square feet, attracted over 128,000 attendees from over 150 countries; all of which came to scan their eye over the newest products in the construction and related industries.
Organics Recycling News
When the Todd family – father Steve and sons Daryl, Royden and Loren – decided four years ago to leave the organics industry and move into a retail business selling and renting equipment for various sectors, they didn’t wander far from their familiar places.
As part of Terex Corporation’s CONEXPO exhibit, Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) will be exhibiting at booth 3382 in the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visitors will have the chance to get a close look at anumber of new introductions including the 6800BT Horizontal Grinder, SSQC30 Stump Shear, and the XLP Log & Stump Screw.
Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a portable box screener as a smaller, economical alternative to the Pitbull 2300. The Pitbull 2300B has no conveyors and features a smaller frame, allowing it to boast the durability, portability and screening rate of the 2300 at almost half the cost. The new model is simpler, lighter and more compact than the larger version, yet delivers high outputs with a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt. The combination of low price and high performance makes the machine ideal for rental centers and small- to mid-sized contractors in industries such as landscaping, construction and excavation.
At CONEXPO 2017, Vermeer is set to introduce the latest addition to the company's horizontal grinder lineup. “Our new grinder is designed for the large scale land clearing contractors to help maximize productivity and efficiency by helping reduce the need for the operator to manipulate the material in the infeed,” said Jeff Bradley, Product Manager for Recycling and Forestry equipment at Vermeer. "All this in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class machine powered by 950 hp (708 kw) to power through tough materials. Be sure to stop by booth C32627 to learn more about this new product, as well as the many other products Vermeer will have on display."
OMI Industries, a worldwide leader in providing natural odour abatement solutions, announced that it has officially formed a distribution partnership with Byers Scientific & Manufacturing, a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of equipment for the industrial odour management industry.
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) announced January 24th that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container colour standard for organics collection containers in the U.S. This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC's 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, and at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C., both taking place through Jan. 26.
Ron Rinell is the owner of Bunyon Bros. Tree Service, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, serving the entire San Luis Obispo County. Tucked neatly between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's picturesque Central Coast, San Luis Obispo (or SLO to the locals) has something of a reputation for being the happiest town in America. Back in 1990 this was the first city in the world to ban smoking in public buildings. The downtown area is structured to promote pedestrian and bicycle traffic; a nod to the numerous biking and hiking trails in the area. All drive-thru restaurants are banned in the city, and in 2010 the smoking ban was extended to all public outdoor areas as well. Outside the city limits, there’s the Pacific Ocean to the west, mountains to the east, and vineyards all around. The local population of 44,000 love it, and the floods of tourists who visit each year seem to love it as well.
Continental Biomass Industries and Terex Ecotec will be exhibiting at COMPOST 2017 being held this year in Los Angeles, and can be found at booths 211 and 213, from January 23rd through January 25th. CBI and Terex Ecotec are putting on live demonstrations of the CBI 6800BT, the Terex Phoenix 3300 Trommel Screen, and the Terex TWT 500 Windrow Turner at the Lopez Canyon Compost Facility, on January 26th.
Designed to be extremely powerful, versatile, user-friendly and applicable anywhere, the new Doppstadt SM 720 SA Plus screen offers a solution for operators who have to process large quantities of various recyclables in different places quickly and reliably. Recycling enterprises, compost and earth-working plants, underground engineering, gravel and sand operators or container services can separate nearly any solid input material into up to six different fractions by means of this screen: construction rubble, industrial waste, biomass or garbage, plastic, glass, paper or wood, sand, gravel, scrap or slag. The SM 720 SA Plus adapts to the screening tasks by component change.
B Green Group sees a future in converting restaurant waste oil, fat and grease into biofuels. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 4 billion lb (1.81 billion kg) of trap grease available in the U.S. each year could yield about 500 million gal (1.89 billion L) of biodiesel instead of ending up in municipal waste streams. The figures for oils and fats are similar.
Molok Ltd of Finland and Molok North America of Canada have announced that Molok has been internationally recognized as leaders in sustainability by The New Economy Magazine – a quarterly technology, business and finance publication headquartered in London, England. Molok says they are in good company along with Google, Iceland, Tesla/Solar City, Resolute Forest Products and other award winners as it received the New Economy Clean Tech Award for Best Recycling and Waste Management Solutions. New Economy recognizes companies whose ideas, achievements, projects and solutions reflect innovation, long-term vision and leadership.
The US Composting Council, the leading organization supporting the growth of the organics recycling and compost manufacturing industry in the United States, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, and is set to host the largest composting and organics recycling conference in the world, in Los Angeles, from January 23 through 26th.
Organics recycling has long left its pioneering days, with the risky early times being nurtured by a roster of individual entrepreneurs, both in the private as well as public sector, who saw the potential, understood the rightness and stepped up to make good change happen. Today, the #1 material being recycled across Canada, organic residuals, are delivering local gains in waste diversion, greenhouse gas reductions, skilled job creation and all the fertility and environmental benefits associated with returning compost back to the soil. The multiplier effect through the amassing of these many individual local initiatives are creating solid gains for both provincial and national success stories. An industry has been created, still junior but with “good bones”, ready for exponential growth with heightened emphasis and greater financial support.
At the beginning of 2016, Chalk River Laboratories (CRL), Ontario/Canada, which is part of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), put into operation a Lindner Urraco 75 DK mobile shredder. The machine was supplied by Waterloo, Ontario-based Recycling Equipment Canada, Lindner America's authorized Canadian dealer. On site at the company's landfill for non-contaminated waste, which is operated by the CNL's Decommissioning & Waste Management division, the shredder is in permanent use crushing wood, plastics and light materials from demolition, renovation and new building work. On the 40 km² site with around 160 buildings, this debris occurs primarily in the form of pallets, construction timber, trees and brush, asphalt, metal containers, plastic pipes and furniture. Apart from significantly reducing the volume of the waste, the Urraco also assumes the task of preparing the wood fraction into an easily compactible bulk product that can be mixed with regular daily cover material and spread over the working face of the landfill at the end of every working day. In this way, the company complies with the regulation to cover the waste collected during the course of a day with a 150 mm thick layer of wood and soil mixture, thus mitigating the need to bring in earth especially for this purpose.
The latest from Dust Control Technology (DCT) allows the delivery of atomized mist solutions in customizable shapes and sizes, giving manufacturers, recyclers, composters and bulk handlers virtually unlimited options in dust and odour suppression. Dust Control Technology (DCT) is complementing its existing line of stationary dust suppression rings with the ability to produce geometric shapes, bars or other configurations, customized to the needs of the specific application. Each design is specially-engineered for the application and equipment of the individual customer for superior dust management.
Astoria Organic Matters Canada LP was created in 2013 and began full-scale composting operations this past September, in Belleville, Ontario. The facility uses a GORE Cover in-vessel system, housed beneath MegaDome polyethylene-fabric-covered, metal-frame buildings. With capability to process approximately 70,000 tonnes per year of organic materials, Astoria is now one of the largest facilities of its kind in Canada.
According to Doppstadt, their screw extruder DSP 205 is one of the few machines that succeed in separating bio-waste nearly residue-free from packages – without pre- or after-treatment. Doppstadt showcased their screw extruder DSP 205 and informed about further innovations recently, at the EnergyDecentral trade show, held in Hannover, Germany (15. - 18. November, 2016.)
Lystek's Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics continues to be recognized by regulatory bodies across the U.S.