Saturday, June 25, 2022

Demo plant produces industrial sugars from mixed household waste fractions

A UK-based demonstration plant that generates industrial biotechnology sugars and other recycled material streams from the paper and card in mixed household waste has...

New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is...

Veolia launches biorefinery project to produce CO2-neutral biofuel from pulp production

Veolia has launched what it calls the world's largest biorefinery project "producing CO2-neutral bio-methanol from a pulp mill, located in Finland". The project aims...

Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

An international prize for scientific achievements relevant to forestry has been given to the developers of a system for producing textile fibres from waste...

Partnership offers route to a greener dram

An innovative new project is ‘distilling’ residues from Scotland’s famous whisky industry into sustainable, green energy. The successful trial involving Scottish Water, SEPA and major...

Bexley council launches app-based anti-food-waste campaign

Household food waste project will see Council partnering with two food waste apps – OLIO & Kitche The Bexley Household Food Waste Project launched on...

Food labels behavioural campaign signs up major brands

An anti-food-waste initiative is celebrating its first anniversary and the milestone achievement of having over 40 food and drink brands signed up. The ‘Look, Smell,...

Firm delivers biowaste decontamination at UK COVID-19 vaccine production facility

Cleaning and waste decontamination specialist Suncombe has designed, built and delivered high specification biowaste effluent decontamination systems (EDS) "in an extremely short timeframe" to...

“Powerchips” speed the digestion of organic waste, says firm

Power Knot LLC, a specialist in onsite organic waste management solutions, announced on 28 January that it has released Powerchips Green, a new medium...

New funding for biotechnology scale-ups in Scotland

A new fund has been launched by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to enable biotech companies to access specialist facilities, equipment and resources. IBioIC’s...

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...
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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.