These are issues of past newsletters published by Teru Talk in 2015 on all matters of waste conversion for
resource recovery, including renewable energy, biomass, bioproducts, biofuels, bioenergy and solid waste.
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2015 Newsletter V-V-1
January 5, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 1. Financial tidbits such as those that might come from off-set protocols and tariffs just improve the balance sheet.
2015 Newsletter V-V-2
January 12, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 2. We humans have one climate change target we can actually do something about: we can manage the breakdown of organic waste.
2015 Newsletter V-V-3
January 19, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 3. External validation is that magic milestone when others rip into your technology systems, and come away believing your bit of kit is as spiffy as you think it is.
2015 Newsletter V-V-4
January 26, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 4. Demand that our agency "leaders" follow Science to implement feedstock driven, technology neutral waste conversion for resource recovery.
2015 Newsletter V-V-5
February 2, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 5. If you still insist on pointing fingers, follow the Money. Or, you could just get busy and correct the problem.
2015 Newsletter V-V-6
February 9, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 6. Our Circular Economy of make, use, reuse / recycle / remanufacture is still a work in progress.
2015 Newsletter V-V-7
February 16, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 7. Examples abound: the Waste Conversion Truth is out there...
2015 Newsletter V-V-8
February 23, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 8. If less than front page news, microbial fuel cells (MFC) are still pretty nifty.
2015 Newsletter V-V-9
March 2, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 9. The California Energy Commission's IEPR recognizes that converting waste into energy is a primary key to recovery of resources, the environment, and our economy.
2015 Newsletter V-V-10
March 9, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 10. Well executed municipal waste management is a beautiful thing to behold (trust me on this one). Add waste conversion and we're ecstatic.
2015 Newsletter V-V-11
March 16, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 11. Make no mistake: we always get to pay for the mess we make, one way or another.
2015 Newsletter V-V-12
March 23, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 12. CalRecycle is playing our song: "You can't manage what you don't measure."
2015 Newsletter V-V-13
March 30, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 13. We don't know how to build out and maintain the organic feedstock supply chain.
2015 Newsletter V-V-14
April 6, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 14. Daily trashing of the planet cuts hard into the meager water stores
2015 Newsletter V-V-15
April 13, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 15. It makes a lot of sense to spend a few million for resource recovery instead of for more destruction.
2015 Newsletter V-V-16
April 20, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 16. If that circular economy hat-trick can be done smartly, cleanly, does it really matter how it is accomplished?
2015 Newsletter V-V-17
April 27, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 17. Unless you go extra-terrestrial, every day should be Earth Day.
2015 Newsletter V-V-18
May 4, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 18. Remember and apply our axiom of Highest and Best Use. Feed the hungry first, then the microbes.
2015 Newsletter V-V-19
May 11, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 19. We need energy to get water and it takes a lot of water to make energy.
2015 Newsletter V-V-20
May 18, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 20. It takes both proper tools and competent operation to accomplish clean, economical waste-sourced resource recovery.
2015 Newsletter V-V-21
May 26, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 21. When nothing else can be recycled from a region's waste, at least recover heat and power. It's much better than sending it to the dump.
2015 Newsletter V-V-22
June 1, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 22. What’s the hub-bub about a Circular Economy? It sounds like a schoolyard whisper game.
2015 Newsletter V-V-23
June 8, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 23. What do we do with all the excess biomass when we’ve properly managed those forests?
2015 Newsletter V-V-24
June 15, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 24. Somebody called this “economical environmentalism”: we do a good turn for this global home of ours, and we all make more money.
2015 Newsletter V-V-25
June 22, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 25. According to my mother, everything should be recyclable, so what goes into which bin?
2015 Newsletter V-V-26
June 29, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 26. No, it's NOT OK to throw a fit and stop that resource recovery here, only to have that burden and its solution happen elsewhere.
2015 Newsletter V-V-27
July 6, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 27. Closing the gap by recovering and remaking new stuff from the old stuff we throw away, just makes sense.
2015 Newsletter V-V-28
July 13, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 28. Plan your biorefinery's Input-Process-Output to fit the community, and adjust as the community changes.
2015 Newsletter V-V-29
July 20, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 29. Once you release ownership of your trash (take it to the curb), your “expectations of privacy” are gone.
2015 Newsletter V-V-30
July 27, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 30. There really isn’t anything that was ever made out of petroleum that can’t be coaxed out of biomass.
2015 Newsletter V-V-31
August 3, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 31. Zero Waste is possible if all the discards get unmade and returned to the Circle (Circular Economy).
2015 Newsletter V-V-32
August 10, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 32. We can’t get to Zero Waste by waiting for someone else to do the work.
2015 Newsletter V-V-33
August 17, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 33. Thermal waste conversion to energy has incorporated some of the most sophisticated tools and methods on the planet.
2015 Newsletter V-V-34
August 24, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 34. When we trash stuff containing lots of water, everything gets dirty.
2015 Newsletter V-V-35
August 31, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 35. Each Community’s unwanted Old Resources are very closely related to its desired New Resources.
2015 Newsletter V-V-36
September 8, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 36. When we recover resources from everything, that’s when we will achieve Net Zero Waste.
2015 Newsletter V-V-37
September 14, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 37. It takes a multi-feedstock, multi-tech, multi-product resource recovery park to close the gap in the Circular Economy.
2015 Newsletter V-V-38
September 21, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 38. Food waste is messy. Mixed into dry municipal solid waste, it’s almost impossible to separate and recover.
2015 Newsletter V-V-39
September 28, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 39. Mulch is good; compost is better. What goes into the dirt comes back in the lettuce.
2015 Newsletter V-V-40
October 5, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 40. We need a standardized framework to achieve an acceptable, dependable, “end-of-waste” status for the recyclates we generate.
2015 Newsletter V-V-41
October 19, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 41. That constant flow doesn’t quit just because a whats-it in your magic trash discombobulator comes unhinged.
2015 Newsletter V-V-42
October 26, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 42. Green-washing is a term used to describe a cloak of environmentalism thrown over a less than green practice.
2015 Newsletter V-V-43
November 2, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 43. There are now so many Checks on science-based land management that everything is Out of Balance.
2015 Newsletter V-V-44
November 9, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 44. Wet food waste, landfilled organics, dead trees, excess brush... that's a whole lotta biomass.
2015 Newsletter V-V-45
November 16, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 45. The law does not say that Recycling means to just separate out the easily salable items and have somebody else sell them off in bulk.
2015 Newsletter V-V-46
November 23, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 46. CalRecycle's new mulch and compost regulations don't consider CDFA's quarantines.
2015 Newsletter V-V-47
November 30, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 47. Of course, we look at the California Energy Commission's rosy picture through waste-tinted glasses.
2015 Newsletter V-V-48
December 7, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 48. Eco-friendly waste conversion systems scaled for your home and business will become as commonplace as toilets.
2015 Newsletter V-V-49
December 14, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 49. Methane capture is the Big Thing, and a lot of waste conversion for resource recovery is focused on this short-term pollutant target.
2015 Newsletter V-V-50
December 21, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 50. If the stuff is Biomass, it is a resource to be recovered, not a nuisance to be dumped.
2015 Newsletter V-V-51
December 28, 2015 Newsletter Volume V, Issue 51. We have these ready-made local mountains of raw materials, just waiting to be mined. Right now, we call them Landfills.
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