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  1. Biomass Energy from Methane (New York Times)
      "The process runs at a relatively low temperature, 1,750 degrees Fahrenheit, far too low for nitrogen oxides to form. It destroys other stray but troublesome pollutants that may be present in the landfill gas, like volatile organics, and it produces electricity. And company executives say that it does so at low concentrations of methane, 1.5 percent. (Ordinary pipeline gas is about 80 percent methane.)" 01-12

  2. Gasification (
      "In contrast to incineration, where fuel is burned under high temperatures to produce heat energy, gasification converts the hydrocarbons in solid fuels under controlled temperature and oxygen conditions to produce viable fuel known as syngas."

      "Gasification removes pollutants from feedstock in an efficient manner. By contrast, the combustion process of incinerators produces pollutants that must be removed through costly filtering and pollution control systems." 05-09

  3. Waste Management Invests in Trash-to-Energy Technology (
      "Municipal trash giant Waste Management on Thursday created a joint venture that will turn waste into energy using technology that it says is cleaner than incinerators."

      "The new company plans to build distributed energy systems that use separated industrial waste as a 'feedstock.' For example, the company plans to design systems that can turn medical waste into electricity at hospitals, said Jeffrey Surma, the president and CEO of S4 Energy Solutions."

      "There are a number of mostly small companies that are developing trash-to-energy systems around gasification." 05-09


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