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June 9, 2015
BCR Environmental Corp. has launched NuTerra Management LLC, a financial and risk analysis firm for organics and biosolids recycling and management.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based BCR said NuTerra will provide solutions to address capital and operating expense constraints, regulatory compliance, public sentiment and environmental issues (such as noise, odor, material handling, physical footprint, greenhouse gas emissions), according to a news release.
The new firm fills the need for solutions to lower costs and risks for municipalities, said â€¨Aaron Zahn, president and CEO of BCR and NuTerra.
“NuTerra truly excels in providing economically viable solutions to the underserved less-than-15MGD (less-than-15-dry-ton-per-day) market,” he said. “We will continue to lead the way in organic waste reutilization by recycling nutrients into high-value marketable end products, and providing solutions that address diminishing disposal outlets/landfill capacity, escalating costs, increasing environmental regulations, increasing nutrient pollution issues and rising energy costs.”â€¨â€¨
BCR has delivered more than 20 sustainable biosolids treatment and handling facilities for municipalities with an average reduction in operating costs of more than 40 percent and more than 90 percent in energy consumption. With the dramatic reduction in facility size requirements the company’s platform has become the most cost-effective for addressing population growth, urban encroachment and failing infrastructure, the firm said.
BCR now will focus exclusively on developing new environmental technologies, Zahn said.
In May another NuTerra operation began construction of an organics recycling facility in Haines City, Fla. It represents the second phase of Haines City’s plan to produce a high-quality compost for residents and surrounding communities for lawns, athletic fields, golf courses and agriculture.
Organics continues to be a primary material target for increasing recycling. In April New York City announced its plant to reduce the amount of waste it disposes of by 90 percent by 2030 and to send zero waste to landfills by that point. Part of that plan includes the expansion of New York City’s organics curbside collection and local drop-off site programs to serve all New Yorkers by the end of 2018.
In discussing waste and recycling technology trends recently with Waste360, Anne Germain, director of waste and recycling technology for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), identified anaerobic digestion as probably the most popular technology in the industry and one that is continuing to evolve.
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Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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