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These are issues of past newsletters published by Teru Talk in 2014 on all matters of waste conversion for resource recovery, including renewable energy, biomass, bioproducts, biofuels, bioenergy and solid waste.

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  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-1
    January 6, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 1. Waste conversion is all a balancing act, and engineering science provides ways to assess both the mass and the energy balance.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-2
    January 13, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 2. If waste conversion equates to recycling, what possible excuse can there be for anything less than full landfill diversion credit?
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-3
    January 20, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 3. We need to develop criteria defining Commercial Readiness Levels for waste conversion systems.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-4
    January 27, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 4. External Technology Validation: always the Gold Standard, for waste conversion technology commercialization.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-5
    February 3, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 5. With our new Waste Conversion tools and operational know-how, we can now effectively "unbake the cake."
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-6
    February 10, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 6. If we could keep all those forests from burning and plug those pesky volcanoes, we just might get a handle on this Climate Change thing.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-7
    February 17, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 7. Some concepts like implementing the Clean Conversion of Waste to Goods just deserve repeating.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-8
    February 24, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 8.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-9
    March 3, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 9. We have waste conversion tools and plenty of waste-derived feedstock. We just need the political will.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-10
    March 10, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 10. What happens when conversion of waste cooking oil and grease is not only wrong, but illegal?
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-11
    March 17, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 11. Waste may or may not be a "renewable energy source," but using garbage to make new goods is the ultimate form of Sustainable Manufacturing.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-12
    March 24, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 12. As soon as that crud isn't trash any more, that discarded stuff magically has Value and the whole game changes.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-13
    March 31, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 13. Here's a quandary: as the Waste Conversion sector perfects its tools, the systems for conversion of trash back into goods are getting smaller and cheaper.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-14
    April 7, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 14. All the stuff we thought we had to make from petroleum, we can make from syngas. Just heat, and serve.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-15
    April 14, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 15. Losing a few hundred tons of wood chips may or may not be a 'waste', but losing an entire forest and the communities within it certainly qualifies.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-16
    April 21, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 16. There is just a whole lot of waste-sourced resource that needs heat to break it down - those kinds of wastes for which microbial decomposition isn't well suited.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-17
    April 28, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 17. The Petroleum Giants are Talkin' Trash again about the little guys who are making alternative fuels.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-18
    May 5, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 18. To put the choice of Highest and Best Use into daily practice, we have to intercept resources before they become waste.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-19
    May 12, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 19.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-20
    May 19, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 20. Whatever station you hold in life, it is much harder to hide these days and that can be both good and bad.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-21
    May 26, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 21. Take a moment this Memorial Day 2014 to really think about the actual Cost of Conflict, not just the price per gallon the DoD is spending on green jet fuel.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-22
    June 2, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 22. Humans are Humans, and (Food) Waste Happens.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-23
    June 9, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 23. Waste conversion project developers should be able to abide by the Rules of the Road without getting a regulatory red light.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-24
    June 16, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 24. Behind Teru Talk is a Live Catalogue of Waste Conversion that tracks the birth and development of global Resource Recovery.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-25
    June 23, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 25. Teru Talk keeps track of global #wasteconversion, and wants to upgrade. Vote for Teru Talk!
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-26
    June 30, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 26.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-27
    July 7, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 27. Proper recycling must recover the raw resources from the things we throw away, and cycle them back into the marketplace
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-28
    July 14, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 28. When we humans manufacture goods, we usually make two things: a product, and a mess.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-29
    July 21, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 29. There is a market niche for super-clean modules of all scales that can address conversion of all sorts of waste.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-30
    July 28, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 30. Some cities want to increase Recycling, in part by implementing advanced Waste Conversion for resource recovery.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-31
    August 4, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 31. Is "Waste to Energy" just incineration or does it include other forms of thermal waste conversion such as gasification, pyrolysis, plasma...
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-32
    August 11, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 32. "Ahem". I say, "Everything is Recyclable with the Right Tools!"
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-33
    August 18, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 33. Agencies require waste conversion system developers to have Data to get Permits, but first must have Permits to run the thing.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-34
    August 25, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 34.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-35
    September 2, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 35. When a municipality implements B2B waste reuse, recycling and conversion, they not only help close that resource recovery loop: they also create Jobs.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-36
    September 8, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 36. You have to love it when we can economically accomplish environmental clean-up by using plants, and then cleanly turn that biomass into fuels and energy.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-37
    September 15, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 37. These are the times for fine-tuning the conversion of worthy residuals back into foundation materials and final goods.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-38
    September 22, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 38. The Nay-Sayers are wrong again. It is the careful acquisition and conversion of waste as feedstock that makes biofuels economical.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-39
    September 29, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 39. The State's "recycling" agency and the existing recycling industry need to stop congratulating each other on increased subsidization of the front end and build out the needed back end.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-40
    October 6, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 40. Recover the highest value materials when converting waste into green goods by considering feedstock, conversion process, and output.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-41
    October 13, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 41. Increasing resource efficiency and decreasing environmental impact is a balancing act.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-42
    October 20, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 42. We need Business to Business (B2B) synergy, networks of local, community scale waste conversion tools that put people to work and return resources to that same region.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-43
    October 27, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 43. Chief among all the kinds of waste that we are learning to recover: discarded biomass.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-44
    November 3, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 44. Teru Talk talks about Boot Camp and waste conversion (in one minute).
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-45
    November 10, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 45. BioPower, Biofuels, BioProducts, BioChemicals. Three cheers for Biomass!
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-46
    November 17, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 46. Smart Tech advances would make no difference without the growing recognition that we have to start turning the stuff we trash back into the goods we need.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-47
    November 24, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 47. Let's play a global game. It's called, "Garbage to Goods, Waste to Wealth".
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-48
    December 1, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 48. We need smart waste conversion technologies and smart policies that include training for managers and operators. Having one without the other is just dumb.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-49
    December 8, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 49. Sub-title: What Teru Learned in School, or more precisely, in Entrepreneur's Boot Camp.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-50
    December 15, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 50. Make sure waste conversion decisions are Feedstock Driven, and Technology Neutral.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-51
    December 22, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 51. And who's watching Clean Conversion? …that would be, us. Teru Talk's heart-felt wish for our planet's health. A Christmas poem.
  • 2014 Newsletter V-IV-52
    December 29, 2014 Newsletter Volume IV, Issue 52. There certainly is no shortage of waste and the mess we make just screams for answers.

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