New York Times talks incinerator technology

April 13, 2010

A plant in Horsholm, Denmark, uses new technology to convert trash into energy more cleanly. Photo by Johan Spanner for The New York Times

In yesterday’s edition of the New York Times, reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal crafted a detailed feature, titled Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags. In it she writes: “Far cleaner than conventional incinerators, this new type of plant converts local trash into heat and electricity. Dozens of filters catch pollutants, from mercury to dioxin, Read more...

Biomass magazine features Harvest Power

April 9, 2010

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Harvest Power made headlines as the April 2010 edition of Biomass magazine featured an article detailing our exciting partnership with Waste Management. In it, reporter Anna Austin explains that “waste” is no longer an adequate word to describe the materials Waste Management handles today. Austin interviewed Carl Rush, vice president of WM Organic Growth Group, and Read more...

Ashden Award-winner India’s BIOTECH promotes biogas technology

April 8, 2010

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It’s been three years since India-based BIOTECH earned the prestigious Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy. Still, their story resonates. BIOTECH installed biogas plants in order to solve the problem of mounting food waste in Kerala, India. According to Biotechcheck.com, more than 12, 000 plants have since been established in the country.  Those plants use food Read more...

Gearing up for the 25th BioCycle West Coast Conference

April 6, 2010

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Harvest Power will be among the more than 60 exhibitors at the 25th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference in San Diego, Calif. The event runs from April 12-15 at San Diego’s Town & Country Resort. The event  includes training workshops, conference sessions and, of course, an extensive trade show. Keynote speakers are Jared Blumenfeld, an Read more...

Agricultural startups represent the next frontier for venture capitalists

April 2, 2010

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured an article on the rise of agriculture-related startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. The story included Harvest Power and featured our CEO Paul Sellew. Silicon Valley is returning to its roots. The tech-centric area, once known for farming, has seen a sharp rise in the Read more...

Making the case for anaerobic digestion in the U.S.

April 1, 2010

Though we at Harvest Power are in the business of anaerobic digestion, we realize the term might be new to those outside the clean tech industry. The concept is not so new to our European neighbors. In fact, recent information shows Europe to be two to three decades ahead of the United States in this Read more...

CEO Paul Sellew to speak April 20 at Clean Energy Adoption in New England

March 31, 2010

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Harvest Power CEO Paul Sellew will be among the presenters set to speak at Clean Tech Kingpins Clean Energy Adoption in New England this month. The event, is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Nexus Green Building Resource Center, 38 Chauncy Street, 7th Floor in Boston, Mass. Kingpins is a forum that highlights Read more...

Clean Tech at GLOBE 2010

March 31, 2010

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Vancouver B.C. buzzed last week with world leaders “dedicated to the business of the environment.”  Harvest was part of the mix at Globe 2010 making links between Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the world.  It all started out with transportation organized by enterpriseSeattle.  Imagine an eclectic group of Seattle leaders: clean tech engineers, marketing folks, film Read more...

Food Waste Can Fuel Its Own Collection, Plus Produce Clean Energy

March 16, 2010

Someday soon – a truck fuels up with biogas made from its last load.

By Tom Kraemer As VP for project delivery at Harvest, I’m responsible for getting our biogas-energy plants up and running.  We’re currently in the permitting and engineering stage for our first biogas-energy plant in Richmond BC, near Vancouver.  We’ll use food waste collected from households and businesses in the Metro Vancouver region as our fuel Read more...

Scotland Takes Action: Waste No More for Anaerobic Digestion Output

March 14, 2010

From SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) Scotland’s environment watchdog has confirmed that anaerobic digestion output that is certified under the new PAS110 quality assurance scheme and that satisfies prescribed production and usage criteria will not be subject to waste regulatory controls. Anaerobic digestion is becoming an increasingly popular treatment method for biowastes, including food waste. Read more...

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