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  • 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 separation at Olympic Games in Beijing

    The conference centre at the Beijing Olympic Games will be equipped with a negative pressure transfer tube system for biowaste disposal developed by Puzair. In the system, biowaste travels from the conference centre’s 29 waste-collection points to a centralized waste-collection site. The total length of the network is 1.7 km. Thanks to Puzair's technology, biowaste can be separated from other ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ozone helps to reduce release odors from biowaste and seweage treatment

    With regard to new EU Directives in next year it is not more allowed to dispose any biologigal waste to open field garbage piles. There are two alternatives to treat biological waste: unaerobic way to produce biogas/methane and aerobic treatment to make compost to use in landfill etc.All these waste process methodes produce disturbing odor releases to the neighborhood environment. The releases ...


  • 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 ...

  • Big Hanna installed at Lycée agricole de Tilloy les Mofflaines (Nord Pas de calais), a high school in France

    Our distributor in France, Vauché Biowaste, have installed a Big Hanna Composter model T120 at the Garden and Agricultural High School in Tilloy les Mofflaines in north west of France. At this site they compost the food waste coming from the school kitchen. The installation is made within the European program GREENCOOK. Now after approximately 6 month of installation analysis of the ...


    By Susteco AB

  • 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 ...

  • The City of Oslo awards Cambi important biogas plant contract

    The Norwegian technology company Cambi is proud to announce that it has been awarded the largest contract in the company’s history. The contract amounts to 350 mill. NOK, corresponding to 65 mill. dollar. Cambi is today the world’s leading provider of advanced digestion systems based on it’s patented thermal hydrolysis processes (THP). The biogas plant is designed and ...


    By Cambi 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 ...

  • Welcome to the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

    In 2012 the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (20th EU BC&E) will take place in downtown Milan, at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo (Conference 18-22 June; Exhibition 18-21 June). The international science and technology Conference of the 20th EU BC&E is the leading Conference in the field of Biomass, comprising more than 800 presentations in plenary, oral and visual ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • CPI selects Suncombe Effluent Treatment Facility for UK`s new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has recently completed commissioning of the new £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington, Co. Durham, which features a state-of-the-art effluent treatment facility suitable for Containment Level 2 wastes, supplied by Suncombe’s Biowaste Solutions arm. The new Centre provides companies with open access facilities and ...


    By Suncombe Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Pennslyvania increases investment in clean fuels

    Much is happening in Pennsylvania on the clean energy front. Last week, legislators passed the Alternative Energy Investment Act (AEIA), which provides over US$500 million of funding for alternative and clean energy and energy conservation projects. In addition to this, new biofuels legislation includes a mandate for sales of biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol blends and sets aside up to US$5 ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

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