biowaste News

  • Biowaste Treatment System Goes Global

    Suncombe announced this week the global release of the EDS+™ BioWaste Treatment System for biologically hazardous waste decontamination and growth media sterilisation. The systems, certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards, are now suitable for local standardisation and offer dual controls in the local language and English.    Following 5 years of successful ...


    By Suncombe Ltd

  • Biowaste challenges and opportunities in the coming decade

    Facing up to the challenges of dealing with biowastes over the next decade will need the right balance of controls and incentives to encourage the reuse of waste while protecting the environment and human health, according to the UK Environment Agency. The United Kingdom produces over 100 million tonnes of biodegradable waste every year, enough to fill approximately 25 Wembley stadiums, and most ...

  • Biowaste briquettes fuel drive to save trees

    Banana stems, maize and other crop waste will be turned into charcoal briquettes in Uganda in an effort to reduce the number of trees chopped down for cooking fires. The project, funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will train 600 farmers across the country to make briquettes using portable metal kilns that can be moved between farms, according to Maxwell Onapa, deputy executive ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel”

    A Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel” will shortly be launched, based on a set of selected papers from the Venice Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. The following topics will be dealt with: Bio-Waste characterisations for energy production purposes (material composition analysis and chemical characteristics, temporal variability and potential ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Recycling sector asked whether EU biowaste law is needed

    The recycling sector has been asked whether a European Union (EU) biowaste law is required to reduce the amount of organic material that is landfilled in Europe. In a new green paper, the European Commission notes that biowaste usually comprises 30-40% of the 41% of municipal solid waste that is on average landfilled in the EU. The big problem here is that such dumped waste emits methane, “a ...

  • Europe’s first biowaste production plant will reduce landfill input in East London

    The first plant in Europe to produce jet fuel from waste will be built in East London and could “drastically reduce” waste sent to landfill by surrounding boroughs, a spokesman for British Airways has told MRW. British Airways has signed an agreement with Solena Group to build the facility, which is set to begin producing fuel from 2014.  The self-contained plant will convert 500,000 tonnes ...

  • Association for organics recycling appoints Jacobs as MD

    Jeremy Jacobs has been formally appointed as managing director of the Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR). His appointment was confirmed at AFOR’s annual general meeting on December 10. Association chairman Peter Mills said: “Jeremy has worked with immense enthusiasm and dedication to represent the interest of the association’s members. I am delighted that he has accepted the role of ...

  • MEPs opt for compromise on EU soil directive

    The European parliament's environment committee voted against a major weakening of proposals for an EU directive on soil protection on Tuesday. The committee rejected several amendments from centre-right rapporteur Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines which would have watered down the proposals significantly (EED 13/09/07). Adopting a series of compromise amendments, MEPs retained an obligation on member ...

  • Cambi will supply a new B12-4 thermal hydrolysis plant in China

    We are pleased to announce a new contract in China, for the Chongqing Luoqi Food Waste Treatment Plant. Chongqing is one of world’s largest cities and a leading river port and industrial hub in the region, situated at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. Our client, Chongqing Environment & Sanitation Group Co., Ltd is developing the plant as a greenfield project to treat ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • 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 ...

  • NGOs welcome European Parliament vote on recycling and waste prevention

    The European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe strongly welcomed vote in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee reasserting the need for EU-level targets on waste prevention and recycling. Voting on the Waste Framework Directive, an overwhelming majority favoured targets for Member States to stabilise waste generation by 2012 and to establish EU-wide recycling targets ...

  • First Kompogas® Plant in the US to be Built in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Japan Bank for International Cooperation as the main financer signed the financing agreement for the first Kompogas® project in the US. The dry anaerobic digestion plant in San Luis Obispo County, California, marks the first DBFOO project for Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI). Financing secured The signing of the financing agreement between Japan Bank for ...


    By Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

  • Dosing skid range expands to meet new demand

    Suncombe, which design and manufactures high quality cleaning, biowaste decontamination and processing systems for the critical processing Industries, is expanding its range of liquid Dosing Skids to meet fresh demand from customers for larger storage capacities and flow-rates. Primarily developed for supporting Suncombe’s range of Cleaning In Place (CIP) systems and cGMP Washers, ...


    By Suncombe Ltd

  • From rubbish to resource

    Environment Agency unveils new strategy for tackling tomorrow’s waste Helping businesses use resources more efficiently and divert more waste from landfill were today unveiled as top targets for the Environment Agency over the next five years. Launched on day two of the Agency’s annual conference, the new corporate strategy Creating A Better Place 2010-2015 also outlines the key waste-related ...

  • `Green Coal` – a chance for climate protection in the UK

    'Magic coal from the steam cooker'. The 'quick coal' as a new energy for the 21st century offers the UK a great chance in order to generate energy and to reduce CO2 emissions – a German company is holder of the patent and will present the new and efficient technology on January 26 and 27 at the EBW UK in London. London, 14 January 2010 – 'Green Coal' Gco(c) is the key solution for serious ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Call for government to fund programme of data gathering for waste prevention

    The Government needs to fund a programme of data gathering in order to set waste prevention targets, according to LARAC principal policy advisor Andrew Craig. Speaking to MRW, Craig said the Government also needed to produce regular surveys of waste streams so that they could measure waste prevention. His comments follow the recommendations made by the Environment, Food and Rural ...

  • Call for waste industry to keep a close eye on revised WFD and redefinition of municipal waste

    The waste industry needs to keep a close eye on the Government’s plans to redefine municipal waste and its interpretation of Article 11 of the revised Waste Framework Directive, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, Veolia Environmental Services environmental and regulatory affairs director Gill Weeks said that the UK is doing well in increasing its recycling rates and diverting ...

  • UK Waste Tech selected by NASA backed sustainability initiative

    MUCKBUSTER technology developed by Southampton, UK based biowaste to energy specialist, SEaB Energy has been selected as one of nine ‘game changing’ innovations that have the potential to transform the current waste management systems and practices by NASA backed sustainability initiative, LAUNCH: Beyond Waste. Beyond Waste is part of an initiative to identify, showcase and support ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Prognos presents new Atlas of Secondary Raw Materials for Europe

    Waste management and environmental efficiency do not exclude one another. In the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen it has again become evident that waste management protects the climate, replaces valuable raw materials and delivers energy. In the 2nd European Atlas of Secondary Raw Materials presented today, Prognos analyses 17 selected waste streams and their resource ...


    By Prognos AG

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