Burns & McDonnell Supports The Cadmus Group Inc. for US EPA Waste-to-Energy Project
Assessment evaluates waste-to-energy recovery approaches simplifying the process for communities
LONG BEACH, CALIF. – WASTECON, Booth 712 – Burns & McDonnell has been tapped as part of a team to work with The Cadmus Group, Inc. for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Assessment of Waste-to-Energy Infrastructure project. Technical consultants from Burns & McDonnell’s Solid Waste Practice Group will work with the project team lead, Cadmus, a social good consultancy with areas of specialization in environmental sustainability and energy program planning and design. As part of the project, they will assess waste-to-energy recovery technologies and end products, such as energy and biofuels. The assessment will provide tools for community decision-makers across the country to make comparisons relevant to them, while enabling them to leverage waste as an energy resource.
“We’re excited that our expertise in established and emerging waste-to-energy technologies has been identified for this project and we are proud to be working with Cadmus in evaluating approaches to foster sustainability for communities throughout the United States,” said Robert Craggs, department manager of the solid waste practice at Burns & McDonnell. “With a number of conversion technologies becoming potentially viable along with public policy incentives to foster renewable energy, it’s crucial for communities determine which technology best suits their sustainability needs for the future. Through this project the EPA intends to help empower them in making informed decisions.”
The assessment of waste-to-energy infrastructure project is comprised of a set of key tasks. These tasks include the creation of a database of existing and proposed waste-to-energy technologies/projects, high-level technical and environmental analysis of the waste-to-energy technologies, and a written report for federal, state and local regulators. Specifically, the report will highlight state of readiness and include environmental and economic consequences for deployment of each technology.
By providing information about existing infrastructure as well as commercial or near-commercial innovative processes, the database will allow community leaders to compare and contrast the various waste-to-energy options, such as anaerobic digestion, gasification, incineration-to-energy, liquefaction and plasma arc.
Technical consultants involved on the project work within the Burns & McDonnell Solid Waste Practice Group that provides expertise in planning, financial analysis, services procurement, feasibility, permitting, operations and program assessments, design, and construction oversight, as well as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. The firm plays a critical role in the successful implementation of solid waste projects and programs across the county.
For more information about Cadmus, visit cadmusgroup.com. For more information about Burns & McDonnell and the Solid Waste Practice Group, visit burnsmcd.com.
About The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus is an employee-owned consultancy committed to helping clients address complex challenges by applying diverse skills and experiences in a highly collaborative environment. By assisting its clients in achieving their goals, Cadmus creates social and economic value today and for future generations. Founded in 1983, it leverages exceptional expertise across a staff of more than 400 professionals in the physical and life sciences, engineering, social sciences, strategic communication, architecture and design, law, policy analysis, and the liberal arts who provide an array of research and analytical services in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.cadmusgroup.com.
About Burns & McDonnell
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is currently the 20th largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. With the multi-disciplinary expertise of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 30 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities worldwide with one mission in mind – to make our clients successful. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit www.burnsmcd.com.