food waste feedstock News

  • Biorenewable chemicals: a review of technologies and feedstocks

    Growing demand for biorenewable chemicals could lead to conflicts with food production and unwanted environmental impacts. Against this context, this study investigated different types of feedstock and conversion technologies. The authors recommend use of only non-edible feedstock alongside green and carbon neutral conversion technologies, such as algal fermentation. Concerns over dependence on ...

  • Future feedstocks for the chemical and energy industries

    Waste is increasingly considered a resource for both material and energy uses. Some technologies have a long track record (e.g. biogas) while some are just emerging (e.g. base chemicals from municipal solid waste). Many companies are considering a switch to waste-based materials or energy carriers in an effort to decrease the environmental burden of their products (waste is typically considered ...


    By thinkstep

  • Future feedstocks for the chemical and energy industries

    Many companies are considering a switch to waste-based materials or energy carriers in an effort to decrease the environmental burden of their products (waste is typically considered burden-free in LCA) and to avoid the infamous food-versus-fuel debate. However, most waste streams, as long as they are not acutely toxic or entirely inert, are being put to good use (e.g. municipal solid waste for ...


    By thinkstep

  • POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract with Greenbelt Resources

    POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an award winning provider of sustainable energy production systems.  Two months ago, Greenbelt ...

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration reflects our desire to work closely with business, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Green Energy Solution Industries (SATM) Announces Long Term Feedstock Supply Agreement for Waste Rail Ties for Energy Plant Project

    Green Energy Solution Industries, Inc. (GESI) (PINKSHEETS: SATM), formerly known as SATMax Corp., currently trading under the symbol SATM, is a renewable energy project company. The company now announces that it has reached an agreement with On-Track Railway Services, Ltd. of Edmonton Canada for a large scale supply of railway ties to be used as feedstock for GESI's waste wood to energy project ...


    By Marketwire

  • ReportsnReports - Top & Emerging Biofuels Market by Technology, Feedstocks, Regulations, Pricing & Commercialization Trends & Forecasts (2011 – 2016)

    Top & Emerging Biofuels Market by Technology, Feedstocks, Regulations, Pricing & Commercialization Trends & Forecasts (2011 – 2016)  The report covers the trends in production and consumption of liquid biofuels along with feedstock prices, opportunities, ...


  • Food waste gate fees are dropping as AD capacity in the UK increases

    Average gate fees have fallen by as much as £50 per tonne since 2013 to a rate of £18-£40 per tonne today. This is due to organic recyclers reducing their food waste gate fees as competition for the feedstock from councils and businesses becomes more intense. Tony Baker, Compliance and Safety Manager for GPT Waste Management ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

    The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as produce nutrient-rich biofertiliser, for which a ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Camda sets up food waste-produced biogas power plant

    With a few finish work to be done, the food waste-produced biogas power plant is set to commence by the end of this year. Camda began to work out the scheme last year and started to build in October of 2010. The plant utilizes food waste collected from restaurants and households to create biogas, which contains 50% to 70% methane, and then the gas is purified to remove hydrogen ...

  • Using Dry Anaerobic Digestion to Break Down Food Waste

    The United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a goal of 50% reduction in food waste to landfill by 2030. This means that of the 53 million tons of food waste disposed of in landfills, 26.5 million tons must be diverted. Compost and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) together process 2.7 million tons/year food waste – and most of composted tonnage is yard waste. This means that food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Leading Anaerobic digestion firm calls for ban on food waste to landfill

    Localised collection rules are hampering the plans to build 40 anaerobic digestion plants, warns Tamar Energy. The UK government has been called upon by the UK’s first large-scale anaerobic digestion developer, asking to ban food waste from landfill to help the UK meets its 2020 renewable energy targets. The government were called upon after they unveiled its second annual progress report ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • GaiaRecycle Releases Results of Food Waste Pilot Project at Wake Forest University

    Study Validates the Efficiency of GaiaRecycle System for Processing Onsite Organic Food Waste and Use in Composting. GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating ...


  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food versus Fuel - The Debate Continues

    During the recently concluded World Water Week Conference in Stockholm, Paul Bulcke (pictured above), President and CEO of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, voiced his company's concerns regarding the continuing use of food crops for biofuel production. "No to Food for Fuel," is the company's policy stance, one that other large ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eco-Solids international make encouraging start with VALORGAS programme’s food waste-to-energy tests

    The €3.5M, 42-month R&D programme, which is led by the University of Southampton, is examining potential for biogas production when pre-treating food waste for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) feedstock – and early laboratory results are also highlighting the emerging potential importance of ammonia removal. Chris Newman, Eco-Solids Manager, Sales & Business Development, said: ...


    By Ecosolids International Ltd

  • Panel Session: How will food waste policy affect AD in the next 5 years?

    ADBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014 AD 2015-2020: What can we achieve? “The single change in policy that could have the biggest impact is probably a ban on food to landfill." Robin Latchem, Editor, Materials Recycling World Magazine Panel Session: How will food waste policy affect AD in the next 5 years? ...

  • North Elba, NY to Begin Municipal Anaerobic Digester Project for Food Waste Diversion with BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group

    The Town of North Elba, New York has selected BIOFermTM Energy Systems/Viessmann Group as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. The biodigester, designed for source-separated municipal food and organic wastes ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • A made in Canada food vs. fuel debate

    Recent amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (Bill C-33) passed by Parliament will give the Government authority to develop regulations for renewable fuels mandating a 5 per cent renewable content in gasoline by 2010 and 2 per cent renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil by 2012. The government argues the renewable fuels strategy will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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