biowaste management News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Waste Management World Scoops Prestigious WTERT 2012 Award

    PennWell Corporation's Waste Management World (WMW) magazine has been awarded the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council's (WTERT) award for making a significant contribution to global sustainable waste management during the first decade of the 21st century. WTERT is part of Columbia University's Earth ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • EC launches debate on the management of bio-waste

    This week the European Commission presented a discussion paper on the management of bio-waste in the European Union. Bio-waste – biodegradable garden, kitchen and food waste – accounts for around one third of municipal waste and has major potential impacts on the environment. When disposed of in landfill sites, it emits methane – a powerful greenhouse gas which is 23 times more potent than carbon ...

  • Bio Energy - a Hot Topic of the South-East European Forum on Green Energy and Waste Management

    Bio Energy - a Hot Topic of the South-East European Forum on Green Energy and Waste Management   ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EU environment ministers told to mind their soils and adapt to climate change

    Addressing EU Environment Ministers at an informal Council meeting organised by the Czech Presidency on adaptation to climate change, EEB Secretary General John Hontelez insisted that an EU soil protection policy is an essential part of reducing climate change and its impacts. “Soil is one of Europe’s most precious unsung resources, providing huge ecological benefits as well as the food on our ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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