The African energy efficient stove projects operated by co2balance opened up opportunities for the community to develop sustainable, self supporting local business ventures. The 'Kawpek' (meaning ground of difficulty) Community Based Organisation (CBO) is made up of ten registered community self help groups in Kajulu west, an area that includes Smboi village within the Kisumu East, co2balance project area in Kenya The group was having great difficulty becoming established because of a lack of funding and above all a lack of time available to get organised. The arriva of the co2baiance stove project in the area changed that for the better. This is how...
Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program: Seeking Solutions for Winery Wastewater
Seeking solutions for winery wastewater How to properly treat and dispose of wastewater is an issue for any production facility. This includes Ontario’s wineries, which face some added challenges: many of their operations are small and the bulk of their wastewater is produced during harvest season.With the help of an investment from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), the Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) has launched a project to help find solutions that will meet its members’ environmenta...
Municipal Solid Waste Management Market in the U.S. to cross $25bn by 2024
The U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Management Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $17 billion to over $25 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing population on account of significant surge in the number of foreign immigrants will stimulate the municipal solid waste management market. According to the EPA from 1960-2016, the region population has surged by over 75% from which more than 40 million are foreign immigrants. California municipal...
Business must play its part as UK looks towards net zero emissions target
The government has signalled its commitment to strengthening the UK's commitment to fighting climate change by moving towards a net-zero emissions goal. This robust response follows publication of the IPCC Climate Change report, which warns that the world has 12 years to curb its greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid global warming reaching catastrophic levels. Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Claire Perry, has sought advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on: Setting a date for achieving net...
Dairy feeds Biogas plant with whey - Case study
Fluence added anaerobic digestion to the existing WWTP at an Italian dairy farm – without halting production. Our highly innovative and technologically advanced waste-to-energy solutions provide great opportunities for dairy farms to maintain sustainable businesses. Because biogas plants use biodegradable wastes as feedstock for anaerobic digestion, companies can save money while meeting national and European waste-recycling regulations. This anaerobic digestion process produces not only biogas, but...
DekaBank - Case Study
The business case for environmental management and sustainabilityDekaBank’s environmental performance management realises substantial savings.The success of the environmental programme and the integrated continuous improvement process paves the way for the group-wide integration of sustainability principles into the business operations. Please, click here to download the Case Study.