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  • Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

    A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer backlash, fill the environment with unwanted polymer debris ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM and CEN Issue Call For Abstract Submissions For Workshop On Degradable, Biodegradable, And Biobased Products Standards

    ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics and CEN TC411 issued a call for presentation abstracts for the Workshop on Degradable, Biodegradable, and Biobased Products Standards. The 2017 workshop is designed to facilitate a discussion on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cortec® Corporation Launches Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets

    Cortec® Corporation, a leading bioplastics producer located in Minnesota, USA, is pleased to announce the launch and commercial availability of EcoOcean™. This new bioplastic offers a unique combination of environmental and performance benefits previously unattainable—flexibility and strength; commercial and low-temperature backyard ...


    By Cortec Corporation

  • On request: the AMPTS II Light is here!

    The AMPTS II Light features a CO2-absorbing unit, AMPTS II-based software and 6 test channels. This makes it a true sister product to the AMPTS II, our flagship product for various anaerobic fermentation assays, including BMP, anaerobic biodegradability, SMA and more. From now on, the AMPTS II Light will replace the former Biogas Endeavour, which can be converted into an AMPTS ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • BCI to Report Significant Research Findings on PCB Dechlrorination at Battelle Conference

    Bioremediation Consulting, Inc. will present recent research findings on dechlorination of PCBs at the Battelle Conference - "Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds", May 21-24, 2012 in Monterey, California. BCI's research; "PCB Biodegradation by a Dehalococcoides (Dhc) Culture Grown on Trichlorobenzenes" can be found at Poster Location 17 on Level 1 in the Exhibit Hall from ...

  • Open-Bio: Clear standards for bio-based products

    Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research investigates standards for biobased products as part of the Open-Bio project commissioned by the EU. There is some ambiguity concerning bio-based products which frequently have different functional properties and end-of-life options from petroleum-based products. To develop and improve these standards, however, misconceptions will first have to be ...

  • 1,4-Dioxane Bioremediation in Groundwater Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in late 2016 that 1,4-dioxane was included on the list of the first 10 chemicals slated to receive safety reviews under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. Making the TSCA “Top 10” highlights concerns over 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen commonly detected in groundwater due to its widespread use as a solvent and solvent ...


    By SIREM

  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By Organic Waste Systems

  • Bioremediation Consulting Inc. (BCI) Announces Development of the First Commercial Culture to Degrade Highly Chlorinated Polychlorinated Biphenyls

    Bioremediation Consulting Inc. (BCI) Announces Development of the First Commercial Culture to Degrade Highly Chlorinated Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Bioremediation Consulting Inc., Watertown MA announced the completion of a research project funded by a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National ...

  • The first Molinari mill for biomasses has now been installed

    The first Molinari mill designed to pre-treat biomasses for anaerobic digestion came into operation on January 31st 2013. Construction of this machine began a year ago following a request from Mr. Zangrandi, the owner of a 1 MW biogas plant. His first need was to reduce the size of the various products used to feed the plant. Thus increase the surface that could be attacked by bacteria. Once the ...


    By MOLINARI S.r.l. Socio Unico

  • Innovative Remediation: Integral Geochemist Presents Papers at Battelle Conference in Monterey

    Integral geochemist Steven Helgen presented papers on enhanced site remediation techniques at Battelle’s Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds held in Monterey, California, on May 24–27, 2010. Attracting more than 1,000 participants, the conference focused on the innovative application of existing or new technologies or approaches to ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • ISCR and How to Apply it Successfully by Dr. Jim Mueller

    Dr Jim Mueller is an environmental microbiologist whose experience includes working on the biodegradation of chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) and organic wood preservatives (PAHs and PCP)at the US EPA Environmental Research Laboratory in Gulf Breeze, Florida and working on the development, field testing and commercialisation of advanced bioremediation technologies and strategies focused on PAHs ...


  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • CAMBI B2 “packaged unit” thermal hydrolysis plant, including steam explosion disintegration

    Cambi, the world’s leading company within Thermal Hydrolysis (THP) pre-treatment of sewage sludge before digestion, will present the following new development at this year’s IFAT in Munich, 7 – 11 May: The new Cambi B2 THP for medium sized WWTPs starting at 50,000 p.e.  or 1,500 t DS (dry solids)/year up to 6,600 t DS (240,000 p.e.) . The Cambi B2 will enable your plant to ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • USACE integrates fracturing and iron/carbon injections at Colorado site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) performed a large-scale pilot test in 2009 for remediating TCE-contaminated groundwater at the "Atlas 12" formerly used defense site. Hydraulic fracturing was conducted to optimize emplacement of a zero-valent micro-iron/complex carbon amendment that chemically and biologically reduces contaminants in bedrock. Three-dimensional (3-D) mapping was used to ...


  • Major advance made in generating electricity from wastewater

    Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity. The new technology developed at OSU can now produce 10 to 50 more times the electricity, per volume, than most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EREF Awards Record 12 Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships, Including 3 New Named Scholarships

    The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has awarded a record of 12 scholarships to Master’s and Doctoral students across the United States and Canada. Included in those 12 scholarships are recipients of 3 new named EREF scholarships: the Evergreen Surety Bond Scholarship, funded by Evergreen National Indemnity Company (Evergreen), the ...

  • Technology for TASi: High-tech equipment for waste treatment

    It wasn't a law but a simple administrative regulation in the form of a technical guideline that provided the key impulse for the diversion of waste flows in Germany away from landfill sites. In the course of the implementation of this Technical Directive on Residential Waste (TASi), the technology for treating waste underwent an extraordinary development. This is especially true of thermal ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • 100% environmentally friendly wastewater cleanup

    New Environmentally Friendly Enzyme Based Solution for Wastewater Remediation The effluent generated by livestock at agricultural operations all over both North and South America has a significant environmental footprint that flows far downstream from its source. One Hog farm in particular has been using a breakthrough technology referred to as UltraZyme to enhance the biological activity ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • EnviroSim Releases BioWin 5.1

    Building on the successful history of the BioWin line, BioWin 5.1 continues to provide rigorous mathematical models for wastewater treatment plant process simulation. The primary focus of this release has been to improve both steady state and dynamic simulation speed, particularly for (a) large flowsheets incorporating many elements; and (b) systems incorporating biofilm elements (e.g. ...


    By EnviroSim Associates Ltd.

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