landfill gas to energy

Solid Waste Landfill Design Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 28, 2022

SCS Engineers Senior Project Manager Betsy Powers is one of the teachers in the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s upcoming Solid Waste Landfill Design Course, March 28-31, 2022.

The course will cover the critical factors of solid waste landfill design, operations, evolving industry issues, and economics. Learn from expert and diverse course faculty (top-flight researchers, owners at the cutting edge of evolving practice, industry experts). Get a firm grasp of the background and design specifics to compete in this industry, including industry-leading information on the principles and practices of solid waste landfill development, design, construction, operations, and management.

Ms. Powers will teach the Landfill Drainage and Runoff Control session, covering runoff amounts; open channel flow and culverts; and sedimentation/detention basins.

Click here for more information and registration information

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

Waste360 Global Waste Management Symposium – GWMS 2022

February 14, 2022

SCS Engineers is a Silver sponsor of Waste360’s Global Waste Management Symposium on February 14-17, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

The program will feature numerous sessions on solid waste and materials management, such as waste minimization and reuse, landfill operation and design, organics diversion/composting/anaerobic digestion, elevated temperature landfills/subsurface reactions, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable materials management, wastes from energy production (e.g., coal ash), waste containment and geosynthetics, odor emissions and management, leachate treatment, recycling and material markets, landfill gas production, waste-to-energy, waste characterization, and more!

GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, engineers and consultants, and vendor communities. Join this broad coalition of participants that also includes four SCS Engineers presentations:

Alex StegeTuesday, Track A, Landfill Gas Emissions
Estimates of Waste Sector Greenhouse Gas and Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Emissions in Lebanon using SWEET with Alex Stege

 

Stacey DemersWednesday, Track A, Recycling
Factors that Impact Contamination in Recyclables with Stacey Demers

 

James Law

Wednesday, Track B, Solid Waste Planning
Update of ISWA’s Task Force on Closing Dumpsites Initiative – A Recent Study with James Law

 

Wednesday, Track C, Landfill Operations & Design
Landfill/dumpsite Mining and Remediation: A Review on Projects Worldwide with Gomathy Radhakrishna Iyer

 

Waste360 partnered with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) to create a conference program that is more technical, more innovative, and more essential to you than ever before.  See for yourself!  Click for Conference Details and Registration Information

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:00 am

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE Platinum STARS Rating for Sustainability

October 24, 2017

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded UNH the STARS Platinum rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. The Platinum STAR is the highest possible rating and held by only a handful of higher education institutions in the world.

Some highlights of UNH’s sustainability achievements:

  • The main campus is powered 100 percent by renewable energy
  • 85 percent of campus energy comes from recycled landfill gas
  • Home to the first organic dairy research farm in the nation
  • Composts 25,000 pounds of dining hall food waste per month
  • Ranked second in North America for the study of ecology

“UNH committed to use renewable energy and move toward a sustainable energy economy early,” said Steve Hamilton, Sr. Vice President of SCS Engineers – Energy Division. “The decision to convert landfill gases to renewable energy kick-started a very successful program which is paying off for the University and in the surrounding community.”

Benefits include:

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am