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US NGOs challenge EU decision on wood burning

A large group of US-based environmental and forest-protection groups has united to challenge the EU for its decision to continue to label the indiscriminate …

Mixing food waste and sewage: Key debate earmarked by organisers of Global Biogas Expo

Ofwat’s kickstart to the burgeoning £780M bioresources market promises to make an important conference session about combining sewage sludge and food waste …

Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’, says ADBA chief

Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to a new article by …

Waste-to-energy technology firm using social media to electrify remote villages in India

Southampton-based SEaB Energy has launched a crowdfunding campaign that aims to bring, for the first time, a reliable source of electricity and water to a …

Modelling methane-eating bacteria holds promises for fuel and chemicals production

Nature is full of surprises – not to mention solutions. A research team including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy …

Anaerobic digestion trade group labels Environment Agency charges hike ‘unjustified’

Consultation proposes large charge increases in England with short implementation period …

Fuel-from-waste progress

Envirotec looks at recent developments with biorefining and converting biomass into useful chemicals or renewable fuels …

WRAP calls time on confusing date labels and introduces the little blue fridge

The way food in the UK is labelled is set to change to give shoppers simpler, more consistent storage and date label advice, according to WRAP. The move is to …

“Biological house” is proving ground for sustainable construction methods

Copenhagen based architecture firm Een til Een has unveiled what it describes as the world’s first “biological house”. The construction is …

Centrifuge improves sludgy waste handling in Manchester

Environmental services provider Adler & Allan says it is now offering cost-effective and sustainable removal of sludgy wastes, following the introduction …

Plans announced for UK’s first commercial‐scale hydrothermal carbonisation facility

CPL Industries, a manufacturer of smokeless fuels and other carbon‐based products, has recently announced plans to install a commercial‐scale Hydothermal …

Electric actuators in biomass power plants

Gerda Nölp of AUMA looks at the potential of electric actuators to make a difference in the performance of biomass-fired power plants, and the challenges …

Firm targets food and drink manufacturers with next generation organic waste digester

Organic waste treatment specialist Advetec says it can reduce food processors costs with its new XO product, an evolution of its pre-existing Bio-Thermic …

Engineering contract starts on first plant to produce biofuels from MSW in the US

Infrastructure, energy and waste firm Abengoa has received Notice to Proceed on what will be the first plant that will produce biofuels from Municipal Solid …

Pumpkin waste the biggest scare this Halloween, says ReFood UK

Comment from Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood UK Halloween is now officially the third biggest holiday celebrated in the UK, preceded only by …

Report highlights scale of opportunity in Scottish bioeconomy sector

New report highlights 27million tonnes of ‘bio’ material that could add value to Scotland’s economy A new report from Zero Waste Scotland, Biorefining …

Trade body releases revamped AD industry guide

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has (on 3 October) released the second edition of The Practical Guide to AD, a key guidance …

Digesting the challenges

A panel session at July's AD & Biogas show explored some of the trade-offs involved in municipal wastewater treatment method …

Keeping the bugs on side

At July's AD & Biogas show, a panel of experts shared opinions about getting the most from a plant, and making the best choices when setting it up or …

Fuel handling solution chosen for UK’s first commercial bio-substitute natural gas plant

A pioneering green gas generation plant, under construction at Marston Gate in Swindon by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent, is to use a fully automated fuel …

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