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Sustainable partners selects Veolia to boost performance of Michigan waste-to-energy facility

Veolia recently signed a 5-year contract with Lowell Energy AD, managed by Sustainable Partners (SPART) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the operations and maintenance of its Lowell Energy Anaerobic Digester. Commissioned in 2015, the Lowell Energy biogas-to-electricity facility has sought to maximize its 800KW power output capacity. Under the contract, Veolia is charged with improving performance of the anaerobic digestion system to increase biogas and power output.

The Lowell Energy facility is a $6.6 million privately funded plant that uses food waste and cow manure in an anaerobic digester to create methane that powers an 800KW combined heat and power engine. The electricity generated is sold to the local municipal utility, Lowell Light and Power.

"We have seen consistent improvement in the plant's performance since Veolia began operating in February this year," said Greg Northrup, principal at SPART. "Veolia's experience in waste-to-energy was just what the plant needed."

Recognizing Veolia's unique expertise in both wastewater and energy operations, SPART selected the company to operate and maintain the Lowell Energy facility with the primary goal of increasing system performance.

SPART was recently recognized as Newsmaker of the Year in the Sustainability Category for their work with anaerobic digestion in west Michigan. The partnership is currently engaged in feasibility studies for a number of distributive energy projects—both biogas fired and natural gas fired—in the food processing, medical and manufacturing sectors.

"Veolia, by nature of its corporate mission, focuses on green energy and resource recovery," said John Gibson, president and COO of Veolia North America's Municipal & Commercial business. "Partnering with innovators such as SPART, where our shared commitment to reduce greenhouse gases and turning what was once waste into beneficial fuel, underpins Veolia's vision of sustainable communities and industry."

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150 facility fires reported in the waste & recycling industry in six months

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Does anyone know how many fires have occurred at Waste & Recycling facilities so far this year? When we first launched the Fire Rover, we searched everywhere for this information. We have had conversations with executives, operations leaders, safety teams and institutional investors and, although we gained invaluable market information, no one seemed to have access to the data we sought. If you’re reading this article and you know the answer, please share; but in lieu of a source, we attempted to figure out a way to compile the information on our own.

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Legacy Building Solutions Ranks 1952 on Inc. 5000

Legacy will be recognized with the other Inc. 5000 honorees at the 35th Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 19-20, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Legacy Building Solutions, a pioneer in the use of a rigid steel frame for fabric structures, has announced it has earned the position of 1952 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

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LWR awarded student training grant based on positive environmental impact of innovative manure treatment system

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Safety a primary focus for SWANA

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Most people are not aware that waste collection employees are more likely to die in a workplace accident than fire fighters or police officers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, waste and recycling collection workers have the 5th most dangerous job in the country.

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MODRoto appoints Dan Rodriguez to National Sales Manager

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Bunting Magnetics Co. welcomes Andrew Blubaugh as Product Manager, Metal Detection Line

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SRS achieves responsible recycling R2:2013 certification at Singapore facility

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Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading global provider of electronics recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, recently achieved the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) certification at the company's facility in Singapore. Issued by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the R2 certification offers general principles and practices for IT equipment disposal vendors.

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APR announces second annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

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A record 3.3 kilograms (7.3 million pounds) of single-use and rechargeable batteries recycled at the mid-year mark, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same time period last year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., the first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization serving the U.S. and Canada. This achievement contributes to the more than 52 million kilograms (115 million pounds) of batteries diverted from U.S. and Canadian landfills and responsibly recycled by the organization over the past 20 years.

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