TERU Focus Reports

On occasion, Teru is out and about or stumbles upon information that you need to know or may just find interesting in the world of waste conversion for resource recovery. That's why Focus Reports were invented.

  • NYSERDA Funds Biomass and CHP Microgrids
    TERU Focus Report on NYSERDA Funds Biomass and CHP Microgrids, 13 of 83 NY Prize Stage 1 Awards Include CHP, Waste, Biomass Energy Recovery. 07/13/2015
  • Competitive Waste Markets and the Circular Economy
    TERU Focus Report on Competitive Waste Markets and the Circular Economy and The Importance of Free and Fair Competition. 06/15/2015
  • European Waste Management and the Circular Economy
    TERU Focus Report on European Waste Management and the Circular Economy, EU Opinion Piece: Private Sector Investment is the Key. 05/13/2015
  • Recovery Molecules Energy or Both
    TERU Focus Report on Recovery: Molecules, Energy, or Both? European Debate over Plastics Recycling Provides a Global Context.. 05/05/2015
  • CEC Awards for Waste & Biomass Conversion
    TERU Focus Report on CEC Awards for Waste & Biomass Conversion - California Energy Commission Approves $83.7 Million in Grants for Transportation, Energy Storage, Biogas, and Efficiency Programs. 04/13/2015
  • Plastic-Aluminum Packaging Conversion
    TERU Focus Report on Plastic-Aluminum Packaging Conversion, University of Cambridge Spin-off Enval Limited Untangles Tough Packaging Challenge. 012/30/2014
  • Auditor's Office Rips CalRecycle
    TERU Focus Report on Auditor's Office Rips CalRecycle, Beverage Container Recycling Program Logs Repeated $100MM Annual Deficit. 11/08/2014
  • California Organics Management Legislative Update
    TERU Focus Report on California Organics Management Legislative Update by Michael Theroux, and The Green Waste Landfill Cover-Up - by the California Compost Coalition . 09/05/2014
  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard Re-Adoption
    TERU Focus Report on 'Low Carbon Fuel Standard Re-Adoption' California's Next Steps for LCFS after Court Pushed the Pause Button. 03/17/2014
  • CIFAR Conference XXXII
    TERU Focus Report on 'CIFAR Conference XXXII,' Managing Energy, Water and By-products for Profitability in Food and Beverage Processing. 10/18/2013
  • AB 341 Lessons Learned (so far)
    TERU Focus Report on AB 341 Lessons Learned (so far), Southern California Waste Management Forum Presentation.11/11/2012
  • Renewable Energy from Organic Residuals
    TERU Focus Report on Renewable Energy from Organic Residuals. Interview: Neil Black, President of California Bioenergy. 08/25/2012
  • AB 341 and the Problem with Words
    TERU Focus Report on AB 341 and the Problem with Words, discussing waste diversion and Mandatory Commercial Recycling in California. 07/08/2012
  • CalRecycle Jeopardizes Plasco Project
    TERU Focus Report: CalRecycle Jeopardizes Plasco Project, Rescinds 2-Year-Old Determination for Salinas Valley Waste to Energy Project. 05/28/2012
  • Focus Report Archives
    Archived TERU Focus Reports by Michael Theroux a on waste conversion to renewable energy, biofuels and other bioproducts for resource recovery.

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