W2E Organic Power to
build waste-to-energy plant
in Baton Rouge
W2E Organic Power, Columbia, S.C.,
has announced plans to build a $12
million to $25 million anaerobic digestion facility in Baton Rouge, La.
The company harvests methane produced by heating pre- and postconsumer waste to 130 degrees and converts
the gas into electricity. Leftover byprod-uct is turned into compost products for
home and commercial uses.
Construction is expected to start in
late 2012. When fully operational in
2013, the plant will process 24,000
metric tons of waste annually.
GM’s Fort Wayne assembly
plant goes landfill-free
in Fort Wayne,
Ind., where Chevy
The plant recently received zero-landfill designation, joining 78 other
landfill-free GM manufacturing facilities
around the world. Nine GM operations
that support the Fort Wayne plant with
stampings, engines, transmissions,
and components also are landfill-free.
A key to the plant’s landfill-free
designation was a process and material change in its paint shop, enabling
the recycling of processed wastewater
treatment sludge that formerly was
sent to landfills because of regulatory
The plant also participates in closed-loop recycling, repurposing its manufacturing byproducts into new car parts.
Absorbent pads used to soak up oil and
water from the plant floor are cleaned
and reused up to three times and then
recycled into automobile air deflectors.
Packsize Intl. LLC, Salt Lake City, a
producer of just-in-time packaging systems, has announced that it holds position No. 60 on the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies.
Packsize makes Forbes list
The list features 100 privately held,
up-and-coming businesses based on
business models, management teams,
customers, strategic partners, and investment capital.