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.
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.
June 18, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 25 We do so much magic and so much harm with words. We've been taught that "disposal" is the act of tossing things away, and that certainly is the case if we toss that something along the roadside, or into a hole or burn-barrel in our back yard.
June 25, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 26. Assembly Bill 341 mandates Commercial Waste Recycling starting on or after July 1. If all we do is require Business to "arrange for recycling services" and don't attend to what happens next, perhaps we should call the program, "Mandatory Commercial Separation."
August 13, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 33. Why pay to protect oil Over There, when we can develop it over here? Why hog-tie US security to those who'd just as soon hold us hostage? The only way home-grown fuels are more expensive is if we don't count the real cost of OPEC blood-for-oil.
August 27, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 35. It seems to me there's more confidence showing in our waste conversion industry these days. Confidence that says, "if we build it, they will come"… here, let me explain.
September 10, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 37. Our country's got such a Mother Hen over-protective attitude, not just in our laws, but in our whole social approach to governing. That certainly extends into blocking common sense for resource recovery from waste.
November 5, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 45. Last Wednesday, we realized to our horror (well, it was Halloween, after all) that even the major energy efficiency programs and associations don't think of on-site waste conversion to electricity, heat, and fuel in the same sense as they do for, say, energy efficient lighting.
December 31, 2012 Newsletter Volume II, Issue 53. The North Pole's global distribution specialist Kringle, Inc. has announced the 2012 annual demonstration of on-board anaerobic digestion with biogas upgrading to power generation.
Teru's Bookshelf contains books that he references time and again in both his consulting work and in developing content for Teru Talk. The Bookshelf also includes books recommended by our readers. New book added 07/16/2012.
Teru's Bookshelf: "Biogas Engineering and Application-Volume 1" This book provides an excellent summary of all facets of biogas development in Germany and China. First in a series, the book is a compilation of articles on biogas assembled by the Sino-German Project on Optimization of Biomass Utilization | Biogas.( 2011)
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