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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.
Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Essential Consulting Oregon, LLC (EC Oregon) has built up an impressive résumé when it comes to the planning and implementation of biogas projects. In that time period, the company has provided dozens of feasibility studies, performed GIS mapping in several U.S. states, and provided services for the development of four full-scale biogas plants.
The most recent of these biogas plants, the $16 million JC-Biomethane, LLC project, had been in the company’s sights for more than five years. Opened in mid-2013, the new plant in Junction City, Oregon, is anaerobically digesting organic material to generate methane-rich biogas, which then fuels a generator for the production of electricity. This project carried particular importance for its founders, since they happen to live in the area. But beyond the personal connection to the region, there were other local factors that made the site an excellent location to demonstrate the potential for similar facilities across the country.
Installation and construction is nearly complete on a DVO Inc. anaerobic digester scheduled to open at Calgren Renewable Fuels on September 30, 2014 in Pixley, California. This is DVO’s first installation in California, and the state’s only next-generation anaerobic digester.
Anaerobic digestion (AD), is a collection of processes by which naturally occurring microorganisms transform waste into valuable by-products in a controlled, oxygen-free environment. DVO’s patented Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow anaerobic digester is unlike any other technology. Traditional AD technologies featuring above-ground tanks are inefficient and costly to operate.
Finnish forest technology manufacturer KeslaOyj presented its Kesla C860 wood chipper at the FinnMetko exhibition in Jämsä, Finland, late last month. The revolutionary machine is fitted with a Volvo Penta TAD572VE industrial diesel engine and an electric motor, making it the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid wood chipper. Currently hybrid engines are still rare in industries that require heavy machinery. As with hybrid automobiles, the wood chipper utilizes electricity as an alternative energy source.
“Volvo Penta has always played an active part in innovative advancements in new technology, both on land and at sea,” Jonas Nilsson, Volvo Penta’s industrial sales manager for Nordic, Baltic and Benelux, explains. “Volvo Penta is proud to partner with Kesla Oyj on this project.”
The Recycling Council of Alberta has announced the 2014 Waste Reduction Conference "Recycling in the Rockies – A Waste Reduction Expedition". This year's conference will be held at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta, and offers a stimulating array of current topics and high quality speakers.
Recycling and waste reduction professionals will gather to learn and discuss the latest trends in the industry. This conference will deliver technical content through issues and speakers that promise to generate lively discussion, combined with ample networking opportunities and the RCA's legendary social events, to make this the premier waste reduction event in Canada.
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Beast horizontal grinders have always been ahead of the pack when it comes to processing dense, stringy green waste like palms, vines, and coastal vegetation. This type of material can be a challenge to process for any machine, but new options and designs for the Model 2680XP, 3680XP and 4680XP Beast Recyclers allow these machines to excel in this type of grinding application.
The changes begin with the cuttermill, which features a 30-tooth setup with 2-inch wide teeth as opposed to the standard 60-tooth, 1-inch wide arrangement. While a 60-tooth set up is still the best for grinding larger diameter wood, in leafy / stringy material void of larger material the 30-tooth setup is extremely efficient. The mill RPM is also increased which helps clear the mill faster, while the mill housing itself is opened up. Increased tolerances and a larger screening area add to the overall machine throughput, delivering a better end-product quicker, and with lower fuel consumption.
Industry funded and operated recycling programs are growing in numbers throughout Canada but the lack of government‐mandated recycling targets by specific category for end‐of‐life consumer products such as electronics, household hazardous waste and packaging and printed papers masks underperformance when it comes to recycling recovery rates for many of those materials, according to a report released September 4 by Extended Producer Responsibility Canada (EPRC).
The report says that while provincial governments have been passing more extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation requiring industry to take over responsibility for recovering their products and packaging for recycling when consumers no longer have use for them, the legislation often either lacks targets entirely or applies an aggregate target across the entire group of products, meaning that a low recovery rate of some products and materials can hide behind the better performance of other materials.
Recleim LLC, a provider of next-generation appliance recycling services, announced this summer that it will now serve as the exclusive recycling services provider for BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH) products at its East Coast and Midwest distribution centers. BSH, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate GmbH, manufactures and markets small and major home appliances under the Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau brands throughout North America.
Recleim uses state-of-the-art, exclusively licensed technology to recover 95 percent of an appliance’s components by weight. Commodities such as plastic, aluminum, copper, steel and pelletized foam are then sold for reuse in other products. Recleim’s rigorous recycling standards also ensure that emissions of ozone-depleting substances – such as chlorofluorocarbons – are minimized.
Indeco North America has introduced its ISS 35/60 steel shear. Rounding out the company’s popular ISS steel shear product line for the scrap and recycling industry, the new Indeco ISS 35/60 steel shears feature an exclusive dual-profile piercing tip, four reversible, interchangeable main cutting blades, an extremely wide jaw opening and continuous 360° rotation. It is positioned to satisfy increased customer demand for a shear that can be used with a 35-ton excavator as a second member or for a 60-ton carrier as a demolition attachment.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer our customers this latest addition to our performance-proven ISS line of steel shears,” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer of Indeco North America (INA). “This new addition, with its unique jaw geometry and increased power, provides an extremely cost-effective alternative for heavy-duty scrap and recycling applications and makes our steel shear portfolio one of the most comprehensive in the industry.”
CP Global, the umbrella brand for CP Group (CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, and Advanced MRF), IMS Electronics, IMS Recycling, and Handy Metal Mart, is proud to announce the debut of its new name and logo.
Formerly known as IMS Group, CP Global is a group of related companies under common ownership involved in various recycling and waste management industries. The rebrand to CP Global more accurately reflects the status and direction of the family of companies.
Terex Fuchs E Series material handlers now feature standard Eco Mode operation that provides substantial fuel savings. Conveniently located on the machine’s new multifunction button control panel, operators can select either a “Power Mode,” “Eco Mode” or “Eco+ Mode” operating setting, allowing machine power output to match the application.
“The Terex Fuchs E Series handlers are designed to be fuel efficient, even at 100% engine speed,” says Heavy Equipment Product Manager – Material Handlers – for Terex Construction Americas, Steve Brezinski. “However, tasks like cleaning the yard and sorting material do not require 100% power demand from the engine, and our exclusive Eco Mode settings allow the operator to take advantage of these additional fuel savings opportunities.”