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Green Light for Recycling – Biogas has an exciting future - Case Study

by HSM GmbH + Co. KG  (Apr. 14, 2016)

The tipping lorry of the container vehicle moves up. In minutes, its load of food residue is emptied and starts its course to energy recovery. "Energy for tomorrow" is the slogan of the Danpower Group for a reason. Danpower sees the biogas sector as a key growth factor for the future. Twenty five biogas plants are currently in operation, one of ...

Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

by Quantitech Ltd  (Apr. 25, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to ...

University food waste composting

The University of Salford has seen recycling rates increase dramatically since beginning trials of the A500 Rocket® in-vessel composting system purchased in February 2007 from Macclesfield based manufacturers Accelerated Compost.Already recycling many materials such as plastics, cardboard, metals, timber and paper, Graeme Holland, Facilities ...

The food we waste

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (May 8, 2008)

UK households waste 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, around one third of the 21.7 million tonnes we purchase. Most of this food waste is currently collected by local authorities (5.9 million tonnes or 88%). Some of this will be recycled but most is still going to landfill where it is liable to create methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The ...

What’s next for food waste?

by SugaRich  (Mar. 31, 2014)

With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ...

Food Waste Collection Innovations

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and ...

Energy from food waste at Premier Foods in Wales

by EnviTec Biogas AG  (May 18, 2012)

Location Rogerstone/Wales Capacity 499 kWel In operation since 03/2011 Input materials Food waste Features The ready-meals factory derives its energy supply from food waste. The plant is located next to the Rogerstone Park ready-meals factory of RF Brookes, a subsidiary of food company ...

Food Waste Regulations and Current Initiatives

by Crowberry Consulting  (Jul. 1, 2013)

In the UK, various initiatives have been launched to try to deal with the problem of food waste. Becky Toal takes a look at the regulations in place, then turns her attention to campaigns and sector voluntary agreements. A variety of EU Directives have been, or are soon to be, enacted in UK legislation that will affect waste management. These ...

Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

by SugaRich  (Feb. 28, 2014)

Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group ...

Renewable energy from food wastes

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2011)

Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, ...

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