Burgeoning Prospects for Waste-to-Energy in the United States

Originally delivered Mar 10, 2010
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With heightened national interest in developing renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, communities are again looking at waste-to-energy as a critical tool to manage their solid waste. However, the ability of waste-to-energy facilities to thrive will rely in large part on how legislators and regulators treat waste. In this session, we take an in-depth look at federal legislation and regulations currently under consideration, and examine what potential impacts they will have on waste-to-energy.

This is the third in a 3-part series on “Waste-to-Energy”, co-partnered with the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum. Please note that each webinar in the series requires separate registration, and has been designed to function as both a standalone presentation and a component in the series. The other webinars in the series are Waste Management: From Major Environmental Problem to Source of Materials and Energy, and An Integrated Waste Management System for a Sustainable Society.


Marco Castaldi

Marco Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Professor Castaldi has approximately 60 peer-reviewed research articles, 40 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification. Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. Prior to his academic career Professor...Read more

Ted Michaels

Ted Michaels is a Partner with AJW, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in working with new and advanced energy and environmental technologies to understand and shape public policies affecting their business.  In this capacity, he currently holds the position of President of the Energy Recovery Council (ERC), the national trade association representing the waste-to-energy sector.  ERC promotes the use of waste-to-energy technology as a key component of community programs to manage solid waste.  As President of ERC, Mr. Michaels is responsible for the legislative, regulatory, research,...Read more

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