biowaste degradation News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Biower’s succesful biogas reactor deliveries to Central-Europe

    Biower’s deliveries are bioreactors which are key process parts in a biogas plants producing biogas from bio-degradable waste. Deliveries have been done cooperation with Biower’s technology partner Swiss Kompogas AG, which is developer of word-leading dry fermentation method. Dry fermentation is most effective method to produce biogas, electricity, heat and fuel to vehicles from ...


    By Biower Oy

  • 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 ...


  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – focus on ‘Incineration & Renewable Energies’: Starting out into a new age of energy

    The generation of electricity and heat from renewable sources is gaining increasingly in vital importance.  Not only on account of climate protection, but also as a substitute for the ever more scarce and more expensive fossil fuels oil and natural gas. The topic of ‘Incineration & Renewable Energies’ will accordingly be specially highlighted at Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – the International Trade Fair ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

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