August 2010

Garner Industries Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Garner Industries, parent company and manufacturer of the BinMaster brand of level controls in Lincoln, Nebraska, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification of its quality management system. First certified to ISO 9001:2000 in 2005, this updated quality certification confirms the company‚Äôs dedication to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction by adhering to processes supported by […]

FirstEnergy Gains Biomass Approval

FirstEnergy Corp. has won a battle with environmentalists to burn wood and agricultural waste at an Ohio power plant and get state credit for it as “renewable.” In a quick and comment-free vote Wednesday, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a 12-page order sweeping aside arguments from environmentalists and a wind industry trade group […]

Akeida Finances Aspen Power Project

Akeida Capital Management LLC, an environmental asset management firm focused on investing in renewable energy infrastructure, recently closed secured financing of a waste wood-fired biomass electric generation plant in Lufkin, Tex. The 57-megawatt facility is the first biomass plant to be built in Texas. Akeida provided a $14.1 million junior loan to Aspen Power LLC […]

Auburn Research Boosts Ethanol

Auburn University researchers have patented a new process for producing ethanol from paper mill waste materials through biological conversion. With research funded by the Masada Resource Group, the new conversion process can produce an estimated 2.5 million gallons of ethanol a year from one paper mill. The process takes waste sludge and converts it to […]


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