anaerobic biodegradation News

  • How good an alternative are biodegradable plastics?

    A recent study discusses biodegradable plastics (BDPs) as an alternative to conventional plastic packaging. It investigates their advantages and the possibilities for waste management. Over 67 million tonnes of packaging waste is generated annually in the EU. The EU directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste1 requires Member States to reduce waste and develop recycling systems. Although the ...

  • New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

    Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative environmental effects of landfilling and to ...

  • Separate collections for biodegradable waste recommended by EU

    Countries in the European Union should make strong efforts to introduce separate collections for biodegradable waste in order to facilitate high quality recycling and anaerobic digestion (AD), according to a new communication from the European Commission. The communication on future steps in bio-waste management, published on May 18, looks at ways in which EU member states may further tap into ...

  • Webinar: Anaerobic Bioremediation System Optimization

    About This Webinar... TITLE: Anaerobic Bioremediation System Optimization SPEAKER: Stephen Richardson, Ph.D., P.E. DATE: May 9, 2013 TIME: 12:00PM EDT For optimized anaerobic biodegradation, better treatment requires better contact between the substrate and the contaminant. But how does one improve contact without ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • 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

  • National grid calls for anaerobic digestion boost

    The National Grid has forecast that the development of anaerobic digestion infrastructure and biogas production has the potential to be a significant source of fuel for the UK. Biodegradable waste streams, such as food and wood waste could be turned into biogas and injected into the gas distribution system, according to a new study by the National Grid and analysts Ernst and Young. In the study ...

  • 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.

  • Green and pleasant recycling announce 15,000 tonne anaerobic digestion plant

    Green and Pleasant Recycling have announced plans to build a 15,000 tonne anaerobic digestion plant on Bocaddon farm in Looe, Cornwall. The £1.5m project is currently undergoing the final stages of planning permission at Cornwall Council, and will involve the construction of three part-buried digestion tanks, in order to process local food waste, as well as 8,000 tonnes a year of ...

  • 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

  • Emulsified Edible Oil Design and Application Seminar

    The short course will provide an understanding of how EOS® can be used to stimulate anaerobic biodegradation, how oil droplets are transported and retained in the subsurface, the most effective designs, and efficient approaches for injecting emulsions in the field.  The course will begin with an overview of the principles of anaerobic bioremediation, followed by a presentation of colloid ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • EOS remediation wins an EBJ award for EAS

    EBJ Honors Outstanding Environmental Firms with 2009 Business Achievement: Technology Merit Award EOS Remediation, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater restoration is a winner of an Environmental Business Journal 2009 Business Achievement Award. The Technology Merit Award was granted for successful commercialization of EAS™, a sulfate-enhanced ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • EOS remediation wins an EBJ 2009 business achievement award

    EOS Remediation, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater restoration is a winner of an Environmental Business Journal 2009 Business Achievement Award. The Technology Merit Award was granted for successful commercialization of EAS, a sulfate-enhanced technology for in situ remediation of contaminated groundwater. The conventional ...


    By True Blue Technologies, Inc.

  • EU Biowaste Directive moves a pace closer

    European Union Member States have asked the European Commission to table a directive on biowaste in 2010 “if appropriate” and consider local conditions when drafting the new law. In December 2008, the Commission published a Green Paper on biowaste management in the EU and launched a consultation process to gather opinions on the possibility of a new Biowaste Directive. The EC defines biowaste ...

  • 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 ...

  • EU waste management policy

    Today's society generates a great deal of biodegradable waste, which causes major environmental and health problems. There are various forms of treatment to prevent and monitor those problems. The choice of the best method is based on maximising safety, minimising environmental impact and, whenever possible, obtaining recyclable end products. The best way of doing this is by biological treatment ...


  • UK initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill

    Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched this week by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative. The Quality Protocol for the production and use of quality outputs from Anaerobic Digestion, could make it easier to turn ...

  • 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 ...

  • Councils told to consider all LATS disposal options

    Local councils with growing stock piles of waste paper have been advised to consider all disposal options under the flexibility of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS). According to the Environment Agency (EA), paper could be disposed of with other biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) such as food waste and garden waste through composting or anaerobic digestion. This method, although ...

  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never 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

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