Sunday, January 23, 2022

Fish oils to create eco-friendly surfactants for detergent

Scottish start-up Eco Clean Team is undertaking a research project with experts from the University of St Andrews to develop a new process that...

Making coal in the lab

A new system appears to allow more energy to be gotten from biomass (such as forest and agricultural waste) with the help of a chemical reactor that can work from solar power.

Extrusion press technology can help MSW processors unlock their green potential

Waste processing technology firm Anaergia suggests its OREXTM extrusion press technology has transformative potential in terms of how organic material is treated at municipal solid...

Subsidies to biomass plant in Teesside must be stopped says environmental coalition

On the day that MGT Teesside misses its latest deadline to begin operations (10 December), the Cut Carbon Not Forests (CCNF) coalition warns the...

Promising results claimed for in-flight use of pure sustainable aviation fuel in a passenger...

Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet have provided...

Comment: Northern Ireland waste statistics and the importance of collecting organics

Well over half of all household material sent for recycling over the three months to June this year was composted, according to the...

Unlikely items that work well for home composting

A few tips on the unlikely waste items that can help make nutrient rich compost for the garden, are offered by horticultural experts at...

Can food waste offer the solution to food security? Product uses insects to convert...

UK-based firm has developed a fully automated insect farm powered by AI to naturally feed chickens A Cambridge-based agritech business, Better Origin, is proposing a...

Contaminated land consultants urged to use new British Standard when soil sampling

Concerns raised over reliability of old-style VOC testing Industry specialists working on contaminated land are being urged to use the new British Standard BS 10176...
The Motortech control panel

Sponsored content: CHP support halves bills

Gas engine support specialist Gen-C has helped on-farm AD operator Springvale Energies break free from a monthly CHP service contract.
Anaerobic digestion process

AD a key player in GHG mitigation, says report from biogas trade group

Anaerobic digestion (AD) could help cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10% by 2030, reveals a report recently published by the World Biogas Association (WBA).

Business rates are an unacceptable threat for anaerobic digestion operators, say industry leaders

And they will affect the UK's ability to meet its Net Zero targets With charges escalating year on year, business rates are now a real...

Streamlined process converts woody biomass into biofuel, says Berkeley group

Teams from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories have collaborated to develop what they claim is a streamlined and efficient...

Reactor supply assists team developing catalysts for biomass transformation

Working closely with researchers at the Centrale Lille Institute in Lille, France, laboratory equipment firm Asynt says it has developed and supplied two custom...

Immediate action on organic waste needed to meet Paris targets, says biogas group

"Appropriate management of all organic wastes must be enabled NOW if the world is to meet Paris Agreement targets", urges biogas trade body in...

‘Keep off the grass’: the biofuel that could help us achieve net zero

Some grasses are a sustainable energy source that could be a driving force towards achieving net zero carbon emissions, according to new research that...

Finland pilot plant demonstrates production of bioplastic from soy residues

Four companies have collaborated to develop what is said to be the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and...

Local Authorities need to implement separate food waste collections by 2023: ADBA calls for...

Separate food waste collections will become mandatory in England from 2023. Local Authorities need to put structure in place now to be ready...

Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a recycling business based in Livingston,...

On-farm fertiliser production comes out of the box

Carbon neutral fertiliser production and use to be discussed at Agri-TechE event on 24 March Is it possible to produce nitrogen fertiliser on-farm? Would this...