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Morbark builds equipment that creates opportunities in the forestry, recycling, sawmill, bio-energy, and tree care markets. Morbark equipment helps customers process organic materials into valuable products.
Many recyclers and recycling equipment manufacturers are surprised to learn that the World Trade Organization is working on an agreement that could abolish tariffs for their products throughout the world.
On 24 January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the EU, together with 13 other World Trade Organization members, pledged to launch negotiations to liberalize global trade in environmental goods.
ElectraTherm recently partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm’s Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generating technology. This waste-to- energy system, called the PGFireBox, eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any pre-processing, converting woody biomass to fossil-fuel-free electricity, while providing a significant improvement in environmental impact by eliminating the methane released as wood decomposes in a landfill or forest. The first PGFireBox was commissioned in Jacksonville, Florida.
Air Burners’ air curtain burning system utilizes patented technology to dispose of vegetative waste without costly pre-processing requirements. The company’s self-contained system generates electricity from vegetative waste and is a fast, environmentally-friendly method (6 to 8 tons per hour/30 cubic yards per hour). The PGFireBox is also portable and can be deployed close to the location where woody biomass is collected.
General Kinematics recently completed installation of advanced vibratory equipment, including an SXS Screen and De-Stoner, for Peconic Recycling and Transfer Station in New York. Peconic’s state-of-the-art sorting system is part of the company’s new C&D and MSW waste processing system. The facility has been in the works for nearly eight years, with services now to include waste collection, commercial services and recycling of both material streams.
Peconic says at the heart of their new sorting system are General Kinematics SXS high-stroke vibratory screen and De-Stoner.
Tomra Systems, ASA (TOMRA) has announced the launch of a new generation of reverse vending machines (RVMs) with Flow Technology, a patented sensor solution designed for retail store RVMs. Tomra says Flow Technology provides 360-degree recognition of containers, allowing RVMs to rapidly recognize bottles and cans of varying shapes and sizes, and accept up to 60 recyclable beverage containers per minute.
RVMs with Flow Technology provide retailers with the fastest, cleanest and most versatile solution for medium- and high-volume stores where consumers bring containers to be recycled in exchange for cash. TOMRA Flow Technology takes up to 1,000 pictures per second, making it possible for the RVMs to read container shape, material, barcodes and security marks without rotating the containers, allowing the user to insert recyclables in a rapid continuous flow.
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Metso’s new EtaPreShred 4000 Mobile makes it easier than ever before to process all kinds of waste in almost any location. The mobile units are now available in a new crawler version, and have been designed to deliver improved performance and increased efficiency.
Henning Lindbjerg VP waste recycling Metso, explains: “The new, improved mobile units can be moved during operation, and are easier to load and transport than their predecessors. They feature all the robustness and strength you’d expect from a Metso PreShredder, with the added benefits of being easier to operate, more efficient to run and easier to service, all of which helps to reduce running costs.”
Central Newfoundland Waste Management (CNWM), in collaboration with the Machinex Group, officially launched its brand new state-of-the-art material recovery facility at the end of August, marking the beginning of a new era in waste management for Newfoundland. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs officially opened the new facility, which is the second MRF manufactured by Machinex in the province. The first plant opened in 2010 and is located at Robin Hood Bay in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The new MRF and associated infrastructure was constructed at a total cost of $22 million.
“The performance of Machinex’ sorting equipment has exceeded our expectations and they continue to improve our operations with their leading edge recycling technologies.” Ed Evans
The Storms Farm anaerobic digester installation, “Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project,” earned a National Recognition Award as part of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala earlier this year n Washington, DC. The National Recognition Award is a prestigious distinction honoring projects that demonstrate exceptional achievement in engineering.
“We are honored to receive the ACEC National Recognition Award,” said Withers & Ravenel VP, Sam Ravenel. “The completed project is a waste-to-energy facility that works, benefits the environment — and, most importantly, can be replicated.”
In September, Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) congratulated tire waste reduction company Tyromer on the opening of its new facility, Tyromer Waterloo. Tyromer Inc was established by the University of Waterloo, and with the help of Ontario Tire Stewardship and other public/private collaborations, has commercialized an innovative new process to enhance the up-cycling of recycled tire rubber.
"The opening of Tyromer Waterloo exemplifies our ongoing focus of spurring economic development by supporting Ontario-based environmental innovators, leading to commercialization. It also demonstrates the kind of strategic partnerships we're building with Ontario-based companies such as Tyromer and AirBoss Rubber Compounding," said Andrew Horsman, Executive Director, Ontario Tire Stewardship. "We look forward to continuing to develop future partnerships that will help drive Ontario's green economy."
American Green Ventures, (US) Inc. SpillFix Industrial Organic Absorbent was awarded New Product of the Year recently, by Occupational Health & Safety magazine in the Hazmat Safety category. Winners were recognized at this year’s National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, held September 26 through October 2.
“We are thrilled that SpillFix has been recognized by Occupational Health & Safety magazine as the 2015 New Product of the Year in the Hazmat Safety category,” said David J. Roache, CEO of Galuku Group North America, the parent company of American Green Ventures. “This award validates our belief that SpillFix offers a faster, cleaner, safer and more effective way to clean up hazardous liquid spills than anything else on the market. We encourage those attending the NSC Congress & Expo to stop by our booth to see a short demonstration.”
Solar energy is now making it easier for farms to implement manure treatment technology for the livestock industry.
Livestock Water Recycling’s Innovation Centre has just released the latest advancement in manure treatment technology which allows farmers the ability to power their LWR Manure Treatment System by solar energy.