Thursday, June 24, 2021

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.
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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...

Gasification platform demonstrates renewable gas production from SRF

Located in the heart of “Chemical Valley” in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France, the GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development platform took a historic step forward in...

UK’s first compostables-specific sorting line

Recycling firm Paper Round has announced the commissioning of a new sorting line at its facility in Essex for the Vegware compostable catering disposables...

CIRIA appoints research lead for new guidance on sustainable management of surplus soils

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association has commissioned a new research project that aims to produce concise, up to date, interactive guidance...
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Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world's first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. The company...

Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

A new range of biodegradable guards will help to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips while improving landscape management, says the firm...

Continuous flow chemistry process picks up French award

A French-government award that recognises sustainable chemistry initiatives has been picked up by Minakem, a CDMO for active ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry....

Winners of AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 celebrated

The winners of the 2020 AD and Biogas Industry Awards were announced on 8 October in a virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by the Anaerobic...