biowaste to energy 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

  • 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 ...

  • European conference on waste-to-energy

    Britain must renew its waste management systems over the next few years. There are plans to increase the proportion of energy supplied from renewable sources, as concerns over climate change become embedded in legislation. Defra estimates that England could produce more than two million tonnes per year of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) from household waste; the potential from commercial and ...

  • Kitsault Energy (KE) Announces Plan to Turn Waste into Energy in India and Canada

    Kitsault Energy (KE) recently announced plans to turn waste into energy in India and Canada using a Proprietary and Patented process. The waste includes legacy waste wood from pulp and paper plants, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SEaB Energy technology at Portuguese supermarket ‘Continente’

    SEaB Energy, one of the UK’s brightest innovators of waste to energy technology, has fully implemented its containerised power plant at a hypermarket owned by Portugal’s largest retailer. This is the first time that an anaerobic digestion system, that converts inedible food waste to energy, has been installed at a supermarket site anywhere in Portugal. The strategic partnership ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • 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.

  • SEPA welcomes Energy from Waste report findings

    Two reports published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), evaluate waste treatment technologies and their benefits to sustainable waste management. The reports, which have been carried out by leading environmental research consultants AEA and Jacobs, bring together key recommendations on the future of energy recovery in Scotland. The Evaluation of Energy from Biowaste Arisings ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • `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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • GE’s Water Business to Acquire UK-Based Monsal

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE will be able to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...

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