food waste technology News

  • Wasted food’s heavy burden on climate

    By mid-century, an estimated one-tenth of all greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste, according to new research. Human use and misuse of land accounts for up to a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, and farming directly contributes at least 10%, and perhaps twice as much. Yet roughly one-third of all food produced never makes it to the plate. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New supply chain technology should help to reduce food waste

    Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has invested in a new technology designed to help reduce food waste by assisting with real-time supply chain decisions. The Real Time Supply Chain Technology is expected to reduce the amount of un-bought food which gets left on the shelves by 15% during periods of unexpected weather. According to the retailer, periods of unexpected weather can cause ...

  • Government to focus on reducing food waste

    Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to store and use food effectively. The use of surplus ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • ADI Systems’ Technology to Treat Wastewater & Food Waste from Three Knouse Foods’ Plants

    ADI Systems is pleased to have been contracted through a consultant for a wastewater treatment project at one of Knouse Foods’ six processing plants. The system will also treat food waste trucked in from two other Knouse Food plants in order to increase the amount of biogas to be utilized in the generator. Knouse Foods is an established, grower-owned co-op that specializes in fruit ...


    By ADI Systems

  • Bioprocess Control Nominated for Blackwater & Food Waste Challenge

    The 3R-Community proposal has been submitted by Bioprocess Control, a technology and market leader in the area of advanced instrumentation and control technologies in the biogas industry. The proposal focuses on how to fully exploit and maximise energy recovery and nutrient recycling from grey water, black water and food waste streams through investing in and utilising state-of-the-art ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Fast food waste ends up in landfills

    Almost all packaging waste from fast food restaurants could be re-used, as the materials are quite suitable for either recycling or energy recovery. However, two-thirds of this waste ended up in landfills in 2002. In her doctoral thesis Challenges in Packaging Waste Management: A Case Study in the Fast Food Industry, researcher Teija Aarnio studied the waste disposal system in Finnish McDonald’s ...

  • Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change – The Hidden Connection

    If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. Yet, the connection between food waste and climate change is often missing. UTC Building & Industrial Systems has released a new book to connect the issues of hunger, resource conservation and climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • B.C. TerraSphere technology passes food safety audit

    Converted Organics Inc. has announced today that the British Columbia facility operated by TerraSphere, a subsidiary of Converted Organics, has passed the last step in the rigorous CanadaGAP certification process. CanadaGAP (Good Agricultural Practices) is the name of the Canadian Horticultural Council's (CHC [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) On-Farm Food Safety Program which was launched in 2008. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Useful waste is a win-win for energy and food

    The future is increasingly bright for renewable energy, with the US aiming to cut the price of solar photovoltaics by 75%between 2010 and 2020. Denmark plans to obtain 50% of its energy from windjust five years from now. But one form ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Anaerobic Digestion Success for a UK Food Waste Plant

    KIRK ENVIRONMENTAL, part of KIRK GROUP, was awarded a contract back in 2008 for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a 6 year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. ...

  • One third of food produced for humans is lost or wasted

    Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New England Institutions Recognized for Diverting Food Waste

    Four New England organizations were among only 14 organizations honored nationally by EPA for their success in keeping wasted food out of landfills. EPA is also issuing “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates” to 24 organizations in all six New England states. Americans throw out more food than any other type of waste. In 2013, 37 million tons of food waste were ...

  • Local authorities assess maceration for food waste

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has met with the water industry to discuss the problems of food waste and whether macerators are the best way of dealing with it. At a meeting in London on 23 March, LARAC and the water industry discussed potential solutions of how householders could best dispose of food waste. They came to a consensus that “minimisation of food waste should come ...

  • New coalition to wage war on wasted food

    Governments, businesses and citizens’ groups are joining forces to try to put some beef into efforts to cut food loss and waste in a world facing growing hunger. Almost a third of all food produced globally − enough to feed everyone in the world for two months − is lost or wasted, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says. And not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Design of a 2 MW-biogas plant for food waste in Great Britain - Trend setting biogas technology catches on

    Through our innovative and flexible technology that meets industrial standards, we were able to prevail against well-known competition.We are presently in the planning phase of a biogas plant which will process 80.000 tons of food waste per year, producing more than 13 MW of electricity and more than 11 MW of thermal power for our customer, White’s Biogas Solutions Ltd. in ...


    By entec biopower gmbh

  • World Food Day: Reggae, Food, and Water

    For those of us who were teenagers in the 1980s, it is difficult not to remember the famous Live record released in 1983 by the reggae band UB40. Almost 30 years later I am still listening to their sound. As we mark World Food Day on October 16, I am reminded of one of the songs in that album, Food for Thought. In fact, I ...


    By The World Bank

  • SugaRich invests in new shredding technology for specialist food recycling plant

    Food recycling specialist, SugaRich is overhauling the shredding technology it uses at its sophisticated Brackley plant to transform high calorific surplus food into energy-rich animal feed. SugaRich will now feed pallet loads of starch-rich biscuits, bread, crisps and more, straight from their haulage vehicles into a new organic waste shredder from UNTHA. The single shaft technology will then ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Bioprocess Control Happy to be nominated for Blackwater & Food Waste Challenge

    The 3R-Community proposal has been submitted by Bioprocess Control, a technology and market leader in the area of advanced instrumentation and control technologies in the biogas industry. The proposal focuses on how to fully exploit and maximise energy recovery and nutrient recycling from grey water, black water and food waste streams through investing in and utilising state-of-the-art ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

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