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These are issues of past newsletters published by Teru Talk in 2013 on all matters of waste conversion for resource recovery, including renewable energy, biomass, bioproducts, biofuels, bioenergy and solid waste.

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  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-1
    January 7, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 1. Teru talks about recycling and waste conversion, and makes his first prediction for 2013!
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-2
    January 14, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 2. What does the rare earth metals shortage have to do with waste conversion and conversion technologies?
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-3
    January 21, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 3. If recycling has to end with some kind of reprocessing, we need to rethink what we mean by "post-recycling residuals."
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-4
    January 28, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 4. There are useful methods and technologies for turning goo into gold scattered all around the globe.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-5
    February 4, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 5. It always comes back to the Money. If you have to manage something that costs you dearly on an on-going basis and you can figure out a way to turn that liability into an asset, you get a double economic bump for the better.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-6
    February 11, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 6. If we know what is happening to the waste we collect, sort, separate and sell as recyclable goodies, we can figure out how to do the whole process better.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-7
    February 18, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 7. The approach to waste conversion must be feedstock driven, technology neutral. Otherwise, agencies and regulators are trying to herd cats.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-8
    February 25, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 8. The path to Recover raw materials for making more goods is convoluted and fraught with misinformation.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-9
    March 4, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 9. The Circular Economy concept bets that Molecular Recovery is a Higher and Better Use for waste than just heat and power.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-10
    March 11, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 10. CRLs must be representative of the natural surges and stumbles that companies experience as the commercialization process advances.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-11
    March 18, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 11. There's more commercial waste conversion interest these days. Is there money in that Trash?
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-12
    March 25, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 12. In the swarm of regulations impacting clean, economical. and sane conversion of waste to energy and goods, there appears to be a curious opportunity.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-13
    April 1, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 13. Our global Waste Conversion future's so bright, I gotta wear tinted Safety Goggles!
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-14
    April 8, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 14. Waste conversion creates a sustainable fuel production path out of the totally unsustainable practice.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-15
    April 15, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 15.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-16
    April 22, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 16. Let's start the next phase of the Recycling Movement, and focus on building the recyclate reprocessing infrastructure right near where the wastes are generated. Call it: Earth Day 2013!
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-17
    April 29, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 17. You'd think that ANY amount of clean conversion of waste to useful stuff should be certifiable as sustainable. Au contraire.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-18
    May 6, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 18. Business Sense being brought to bear on good technology is becoming more common.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-19
    May 13, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 19. Community-scale waste conversion: that's the idea that one size doesn't fit all and cleaning up our mess where we make it makes sense.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-20
    May 20, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 20. What do sustainable business practices have to do with waste conversion?
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-21
    May 28, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 21. Where in the world can we get that much waste, that much Biomass? Right under our communal noses
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-22
    June 3, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 22. AB 1126 is yet another attempt to throw a body-block across our struggling effort to set up local waste conversion facilities in California..
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-23
    June 10, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 23. Why does CalRecycle refuse to enter the dialogue at the Bioresiduals Symposium this year?
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-24
    June 17, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 24. The real trick is to find a way to up the value of that biomass stuff while reducing the bulk
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-25
    June 24, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 25. We Now Have Options with cool clean techy things that can turn crud into goodies.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-26
    July 1, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 26. Nobody even wants to say the nasty word "waste" any more (as in waste conversion).
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-27
    July 8, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 27. Two decades ago, it was the lack of Technology that posed the most difficulty. Now we have clean energy systems that don't depend on the bubbling crude.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-28
    July 15, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 28. We're living in an age where Policy regularly trumps Science. When Science isn't the foundation, the results can be both ridiculous and damaging.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-29
    July 22, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 29. There are very few things we can't recycle if you use that term rightly to encompass all the ways we can turn crud back into goods.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-30
    July 29, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 30. Rot is Good, Grubs are Great! That's the mantra for Teru's own on-going organic residual management.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-31
    August 5, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 31. humans, and their stubborn determination to cling to entrenched precepts about what is and what isn't acceptable, based not on today's knowledge, but on what they knew a decade ago.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-32
    August 12, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 32. Recognizing that someone else's by-products are a problem for them and a feedstock for you provides the perfect Business Opportunity.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-33
    August 19, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 33. If you peer at something too close, you lose perspective. We've been doing exactly that with our waste management and resource recovery effort.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-34
    August 26, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 34. Put your own voice behind support for Sane Use of Forest Biomass. It could be your forest that is next to burn.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-35
    September 3, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 35. With everything at our "disposal", conversion of the stuff we throw away back into the stuff we need should rank high.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-36
    September 9, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 36. Keep watching this space. Whether it can be called "renewable" or not, Plastic to Fuel is a Big Thing.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-37
    September 16, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 37. Lessons can be learned from space, yes, even lessons in cosmic waste management.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-38
    September 23, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 38. In the audacious belief that folks are as curious about Waste Conversion as us, three years ago this month we built and launched this web service.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-39
    September 30, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 39. Let us clasp our hands and stand in awe of the mighty machine that makes this Legislative Sausage, year after year, after year …
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-40
    October 7, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 40. Therein rests the problem with the difference between Precision and Accuracy.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-41
    October 14, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 41. There is absolutely no reason now not to recycle everything we don't want.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-42
    October 21, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 42. Wasted Water, it's not something we usually think about throwing away.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-43
    October 28, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 43. Just in time for All Hallows Eve: a tale of Meat and Monsters - microscopic beasties.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-44
    November 4, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 44. The parade of Goulies, Ghosts and Goblins are now past, leaving in their wake a sad collection of jack-o-lanterns whose scary smiles are beginning to sag.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-45
    November 11, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 45. No brag, just fact: 75% diversion. Take a bow, City of Los Angeles!
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-46
    November 18, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 46. Tuesday, November 19th is World Toilet Day. Take a moment to say "thank you" to your toilet.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-47
    November 25, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 47. Let's hope our economic doldrums will be disrupted by emerging Waste Conversion Sanity. And remember to look inside the packaging.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-48
    December 2, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 48. It just seems right to know that the suds you are sipping are made in a way that doesn't trash the planet you are sitting on.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-49
    December 9, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 49. When is a waste not a waste? It is all too easy to go from waste-sourced materials to resource and back to waste.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-50
    December 16, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 50. We may never see the full market penetration of waste conversion technologies. It will just happen.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-51
    December 23, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 51. If we do this waste conversion thing right, nobody will even notice.
  • 2013 Newsletter V-III-52
    December 30, 2013 Newsletter Volume III, Issue 52. Take a close look at the four top waste conversion lessons of 2013.

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