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Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. [1]

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Algonquin Power & Utilities

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a renewable energy and regulated utility company with assets across North America.

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Anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.

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Biodegradable waste

Biodegradable waste is a type of waste which can be broken down, in a matter of weeks or few months, into its base compounds by micro-organisms and other living things, regardless of what those compounds may be.

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Biogas typically refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen.

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Biohydrogen is defined as hydrogen produced biologically, most commonly by algae, bacteria and archaea.

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Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms.

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A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated.

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas vital to life on Earth.

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Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air.

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Char is the solid material that remains after light gases (e.g. coal gas) and tar have been driven out or released from a carbonaceous material during the initial stage of combustion, which is known as carbonization, charring, devolatilization or pyrolysis.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.

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Cost of electricity by source

In electrical power generation, the distinct ways of generating electricity incur significantly different costs.

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Dickerson, Maryland

Dickerson is an Unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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District heating

District heating (also known as heat networks or teleheating) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating.

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Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Edmonton Incinerator

Edmonton Incinerator (officially London EcoPark) is a municipal waste incinerator and waste-to-energy power station which burns London's waste to provide electricity for the National Grid.

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Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.

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Energy recovery

Energy recovery includes any technique or method of minimizing the input of energy to an overall system by the exchange of energy from one sub-system of the overall system with another.

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Energy recycling

Energy recycling is the energy recovery process of utilizing energy that would normally be wasted, usually by converting it into electricity or thermal energy.

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Enerkem is a Montreal-based cleantech company.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Essex County Resource Recovery Facility

The Essex County Resource Recovery Facility, also known as Covanta Essex, is a waste-to-energy incineration power station in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

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Ethanol, also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts.

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit), abbreviated BMUB, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Fermentation is a metabolic process that converts sugar to acids, gases or alcohol.

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Fluidized bed combustion

Fluidized bed combustion (FBC) is a combustion technology used to burn solid fuels.

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Fly ash

Fly ash, also known as "pulverised fuel ash" in the United Kingdom, is one of the residues generated by coal combustion, and is composed of the fine particles that are driven out of the boiler with the flue gases.

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Fuel cell

A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction of positively charged hydrogen ions with oxygen or another oxidizing agent.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of internal combustion engine.

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Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil fuel based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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Global-warming potential

Global-warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere.

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Greater London

London, or Greater London, is a region of England consisting of 33 districts: the 32 London boroughs and the City of London.

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In physics, heat is energy in a process of transfer between a system and its surroundings, other than as work or with the transfer of matter.

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Heat of combustion

The heat of combustion (\Delta H_c^\circ) is the energy released as heat when a compound undergoes complete combustion with oxygen under standard conditions.

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Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1.

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Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.

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Incinerator bottom ash

Incinerator bottom ash (IBA) is a form of ash produced in incineration facilities.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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International Solid Waste Association

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is a non governmental, independent and non-profit association by statutes and follows the mission statement to promote and develop professional waste management worldwide as a contribution to sustainable development.

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A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment.

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Landfill gas

Landfill gas is a complex mix of different gases created by the action of microorganisms within a landfill.

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Liquid fuel

Liquid fuels are combustible or energy-generating molecules that can be harnessed to create mechanical energy, usually producing kinetic energy; they also must take the shape of their container.

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List of solid waste treatment technologies

The following page contains a list of different forms of solid waste treatment technologies and facilities employed in waste management infrastructure.

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List of waste management acronyms

The following article contains a list of acronyms and initials used in the waste management industry.

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List of waste types

Waste comes in many different forms.

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Manure-derived synthetic crude oil

Manure-derived synthetic crude oil is a synthetic bio-oil chemically engineered (converted) from animal or human manure.

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Mechanical biological treatment

A mechanical biological treatment system is a type of waste processing facility that combines a sorting facility with a form of biological treatment such as composting or anaerobic digestion.

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Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen).

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Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is the name of a political body and corporate entity designated by provincial legislation as one of the regional districts in British Columbia, Canada.

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Middlesbrough is a large industrial town situated on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, England.

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Ministry of Environment (Denmark)

Ministry of the Environment of Denmark (Miljøministeriet) is the Danish ministry in charge of near all matters concerning Environmental issues in Denmark.

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Municipal solid waste

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the U.S. and as refuse or rubbish in the UK, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public.

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New Delhi

New Delhi is a district in Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark (or also locally) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County.

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Non-renewable resource

A non-renewable resource (also called a finite resource) is a resource that does not renew itself at a sufficient rate for sustainable economic extraction in meaningful human time-frames.

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North East England

The North East is one of the nine regions of England that are classified at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

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Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), supporting the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), is the government regulator for the electricity and downstream natural gas markets in Great Britain.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an international economic organisation of 34 countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

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Plasma gasification

Plasma gasification is a process which converts organic matter into synthetic gas, electricity, and slag using plasma.

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Pontotoc, Mississippi

Pontotoc is a city in, and the county seat of, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, located to the west of the much larger city of Tupelo.

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Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen (or any halogen).

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Pyrolysis oil

Pyrolysis oil sometimes also known as biocrude or biooil, is a synthetic fuel under investigation as substitute for petroleum.

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Radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.

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Ramboll Group A/S (also known as just "Ramboll") is a consulting engineering group with worldwide operations.

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Refuse-derived fuel

Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel/ specified recovered fuel (SRF) is a fuel produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste (MSW) with a Waste converter technology.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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Renewable Energy Association

The Renewable Energy Association is a trade association for the (overall) renewables industry in the UK.

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Stoke Incinerator

Stoke Incinerator is a large incineration plant in the Sideway area of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England, with an area of.

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Syngas, or synthesis gas, is a fuel gas mixture consisting primarily of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and very often some carbon dioxide.

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Synthetic fuel

Synthetic fuel or synfuel is a liquid fuel, or sometimes gaseous fuel, obtained from syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, in which the syngas was derived from gasification of solid feedstocks such as coal or biomass or by reforming of natural gas.

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Tar is a black mixture of hydrocarbons and free carbon obtained from a wide variety of organic materials through destructive distillation.

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Teesside EfW plant

Teesside Energy from Waste plant (also known as Teesside WTE power station or Haverton Hill incinerator) is a municipal waste incinerator and waste-to-energy power station, which provides 29.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity for the National Grid by burning 390,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste a year.

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Thermal depolymerization

Thermal depolymerization (TDP) is a depolymerization process using hydrous pyrolysis for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually waste products of various sorts, often biomass and plastic) into light crude oil.

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Thermal treatment

Thermal treatment is a term given to any waste treatment technology that involves high temperatures in the processing of the waste feedstock.

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Vienna (Wien) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria.

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Waste heat

Waste heat is by necessity produced both by machines that do work and in other processes that use energy, for example in a refrigerator warming the room air or a combustion engine releasing heat into the environment.

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Waste management

Waste management is all those activities and action required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste-to-energy

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