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2014-01-09 16:26:07

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK) will release results for fourth quarter and full year 2013 on Thursday, February 6th before the market opens. The same morning, the company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. eastern to discuss fourth quarter and full year results. To access the live conference call, listeners calling from within North America should dial 800-392-9489 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference...

2014-01-08 08:21:15

Majority not OK with waste management cost increase to support composting WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data suggests that Americans would be open to composting in their homes if it were more convenient. However, the same national survey found that they don't want to pay additional fees or taxes to support such services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21142LOGO) While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of...

New Technique Could Drive Down Cost Of Biofuel Production
2014-01-07 11:52:27

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. Lignin, nature’s way of protecting plant cell walls, is difficult to break down or remove from plant materials called “biomass,” such as the non-edible parts of the corn plant. However, that lignin needs to be...

2014-01-06 16:27:27

DUBLIN, January 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dzmtj/medical_waste) has announced the addition of the "Medical Waste Management Market by Sector, Service, Treatment Technology & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dzmtj/medical_waste ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The growing demand of...

2014-01-06 16:23:25

TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - GFL Environmental Inc. announced that effective January 1, 2014, it has acquired The Garbage Company Inc. ("TGC"), a solid waste management company based in Calgary, Alberta, giving GFL its first solid waste operation in Western Canada. The GFL-Garbage Company combination will create a strong base for GFL to grow its solid waste business in the West. With the additional The Garbage Company Inc.'s 55 strong workforce, GFL now employs more than 1,300...

Synthetic Natural Gas From Short-term Excess Electricity
2014-01-06 13:59:46

EMPA "Power to gas" is a key concept when it comes to storing alternative energy. This process converts short-term excess electricity from photovoltaic systems and wind turbines into hydrogen. Combined with the greenhouse gas CO2, renewable hydrogen can be used to produce methane, which can be stored and distributed in the natural gas network. Empa researchers have now succeeded in further optimizing this process. The methanation process uses CO2, for example from biogas production, and...

2014-01-06 12:26:44

LONDON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:European Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment Recycling MarketNew WEEE Legislation Drives Market Towards $2 Billion by 2020This research service analyzes the European Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) Recycling market. It describes the present status of recycling technologies and waste volume management. The WEEE covered in this research includes municipal solid waste...

2014-01-06 00:20:12

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the severe weather conditions, Waste Management collection service has been cancelled for Monday, January 6 for all Indiana customers. Residential subscription customers will be serviced the following Monday (January 13, 2014). Residential collection service under municipal contracts will resume dependent on road and weather conditions. All Waste Management landfills in Indiana will also be closed on Monday, January 6. Waste...

2014-01-02 16:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling that sewage sludge gasification technology patented by MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc., is not an incinerator heralds a major victory not only for clean air and water but also for taxpayers in municipalities looking for a sustainable alternative to costly incineration. The EPA, in a letter dated Dec. 19, determined that federal emissions guidelines and compliance rules for sewage...

2013-12-31 23:24:42

In a bold new partnership to enhance natural fertilizer production between the public and private sector, the Encina Wastewater Authority and Anaergia Inc have partnered up to bring a modern twist to an age old gardening and farming practice. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Today, the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) announced a strategic alliance with Anaergia Inc. to produce and distribute a distilled version of PureGreen, a natural bio-solid based fertilizer produced for the...