Business Briefs

By Anna Simet | July 11, 2018

Reinford wins dairy sustainability award
Land O’Lakes Inc. dairy member-owner Reinford Farms, a second-generation, family-owned dairy farm located in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, is a winner of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2018 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award.

Partnering with local businesses, including 15 grocery stores and food manufacturing companies, Reinford Farms diverts between 6,000 and 12,000 gallons of food waste from landfills each day. Through this partnership, Reinford Farms generates 1.5 million kWh of renewable electricity each year, enough to power their entire farm, as well as 100 area homes. Over the past 10 years, Reinford Farms has kept more than 35,000 tons of food waste out of landfills, capturing 133 million pounds of greenhouse gases.

ProcessBarron subsidiary buys Environmental Elements 
Southern Field, a wholly owned subsidiary of ProcessBarron, announced the asset purchase of the Environmental Elements business line from Delta Ducon LLC. EEC specializes in air pollution control (APC) equipment and technology for power and industrial markets, consisting mainly of pulse jet fabric filters and electrostatic precipitators. “We are very pleased with the addition of Environmental Elements to our group,” said Steve Moore, president of Southern Field. “EEC is one of the largest and most respected APC equipment and technology suppliers in the U.S.”

Bruks, Siwertell merge
JCE Group of Sweden and Cargotec of Finland have combined their companies, Bruks and Siwertell, which together will act under the name Bruks Siwertell Group, and be owned by JCE Invest and Cargotec Sweden.

Bruks is a global leader in mechanical engineering and equipment supply for the bulk materials handling industries. The company provides specialized customer solutions, including the development of custom machines and systems.

Siwertell is a world-leading supplier of ship unloaders, road-mobile unloaders, port-mobile unloaders, ship loaders, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, and bulk terminal solutions. Most equipment is customized according to individual bulk operating requirements, but the company also offers standardized products. 

Walz Scale develops new truck scale system
Walz Scale in East Peoria, Illinois, has developed a volumetric truck scale system that provides accurate load volume measurement and ticketing for open-top vehicles. This solution is ideal for biomass facilities seeking to accurately measure inbound and outbound loads of material.  Similar to how a truck scale operates, the Walz Payload Scanner System measures both the empty and loaded trucks to determine the amount of carried material.  The system is capable of providing volumetric load measurement with an accuracy of 1 percent or better.  The system is also capable of integrating to existing truck scale terminals to allow facilities to determine material density on a per-load basis.

QED debuts Landtec Biomethane 3000 Fixed Analyzer
Graco Inc. subsidiary Q.E.D. Environmental Systems Inc. has announced the new Landtec Biomethane 3000 fixed analyzer, designed for high-accuracy methane and oxygen readings for biomethane applications. The analyzer is ideal for biogas upgrading; anaerobic digestion of agricultural, farm and mixed food waste; sewage and wastewater treatment anaerobic digestion; vehicle fuel anaerobic digestion; and other biomethane production applications. The device helps users maximize operational efficiency by optimizing the anaerobic digestion process, and provides continual measurement of methane, carbon dioxide and oxygen with a user-definable fourth gas reading of hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen or carbon monoxide.  

Energy-from-Waste firm brings Spanish eco boilers to UK
Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has partnered with Spanish energy generation specialists Sugimat to become the U.K.’s exclusive boiler distributor.

With 40 years of experience, Sugimat is committed to innovation in the thermal and power generation arena. Its waste, biomass and cogeneration boilers create energy under environmentally compliant conditions, burning either conventional or nonconventional fuels.

With notable success in dealing with unconventional fuel sources, this brand attracted the attention of organic recycling and energy-from-waste expert Tidy Planet. The firm’s extensive experience in the waste-to-energy sector includes work on projects with many large brands including Liz Earle Co., BP and DHL at London’s Gatwick Airport.