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  • Case study - Rose Hill Compost Facility

    Facility Owner: Mark Bennion, Rose Hill Recycling 079 77409435 CCUK Contact: Steve Bullock, CCUK, 078 72119638 Location: Dymock, Gloucestershire Site Area: 2 acres Feed stock: Source separated household organics (landscape, food, paper, wood) Capacity: 25,000 tpa Commissioned: June 2008 Facility History The facility has been procecessing up to ...

  • Ethylen absorption and quality of Apples in ULO conditions

    A recent scientific article demonstrates that absorbing ethylene with Bi-On is an effective way to maintain the quality of apples in ULO conditions. The study, carried out at the La Morinière Experimental Station (Saint Epain, France), assessing the effect of Bi-On on the maintenance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple quality when conserved in ULO (0.5ºC, 1.5% O2, 1% CO2, 85-90% ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Co-operatives and fair-trade

    Introduction This paper is meant to provide a first insight into an apparently new range of activities of the co-operative movement: fair-trade activities. Some may claim that fair-trade or at least ethical trade is an essential characteristic of the co-operative movement from day one. Still, we could argue that fair-trade as a concept is very much associated with attaining development ...

  • Adopting Sustainable eProcurement Practices

    With the clear trend towards Local Authorities (LAs) adopting new eProcurement systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness, it was felt that small and mediumsized businesses (SMEs), particularly the smaller ones, might be disadvantaged if they did not start to respond positively to this move towards electronic trading. This is whythe EPROC project – with partners from Germany (MFG ...

  • American Dried Prunes Processing Industry

    In America, plum is not only a kind of snack, and it can also match all kinds of raw materials and be made all kinds of delicious food such as salad, cake and so on. Plum has many processed products such as dried prunes, prune juice, prune pudding and so on. But the most popular is dried prunes because of its advantages. Dried prunes are often eaten right from the package as a convenient, ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • Best Renewable Energy Source is “Bio coal Briquettes”

    It’s time to move towards non-renewable to renewable sources to protect earth and environment from pollution and global warming. As we know there are many renewable Energy sources are available on the earth. For ex. Sun, wind, water, Biomass etc. all renewable energy sources produce energy which never affect to our climate.  Let’s we discuss about one of the Renewable Energy ...


    By JK Machine Tools

  • How To Choose the Best LED Grow Light

    There are many LED companies in the market; which one to choose is a big difficulty that all the growers are facing. Adding LEDs to your grow room can be a very wise decision and the results will be very rewarding if you get a high performance light and go with a company who can provide top notch service whenever needed. We researched countless number of LED grow light companies and provided our ...


    By topledgrowlight

  • 21st Anniversary of Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools - Briquetting Press Machine Seller

    Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools completes 21 years of business on 25th june 2015.In this Article we tried to explain our journey of briquetting machines selling through 21 years. We owe our customer for our success.We started our journey with a small machine super 65 brioquetting plant. demande of briquettes gave an idea of high production capacity based briquetting machines. so then we launched jumbo ...


    By JK Machine Tools

  • Faroe Island Solution: For Solar Powered Water Pumping - Case Study

    The Case was Brought forward by Mr. Bjarti Thompsen, from Faroe Island. They are facing problems of intermittent power and still have to rely on imported diesel to fulfil their power needs. As per the advice of Mr. Bjarti Thompsen we were requested to provide a proposal for dual power generating and water pumping solutions based on solar. This is the proposal we submitted to the Faroe Island ...


    By Bati Energy Private Limited

  • sustainable electronic procurement

    In close cooperation with the Institute for Sustainable Commodities (ISCOM) research has been doneon sustainable electronic procurement in the so-called City Triangle in eastern part of the Netherlands(WGR Regio Stedendriehoek). The City Triangle consists of the municipalities Apeldoorn, Brummen,Deventer, Epe, Lochem, Voorst and Zutphen. The research was based on policy documents ...

  • Choose The Right Plastic Shed Base Company

    Plastic shed bases are a rather new concept when constructing your garden shed, cabin or small office. You will also find many shed base companies all around the UK, but how do you know that it is the right company for you? How do you determine that the shed base company you are looking for will deliver on their promises? Follow these guidelines in determining the ...

  • Aquifer storage recovery efficiency for saline groundwater regions as influenced by buffer storage volume and storage time

    Abstract:                             Field experiments were carried out in a cavity type of Aquifer Storage Recovery well installed in an aquifer having highly saline native groundwater (EC = 28.4 dS m-1). Good quality canal water (EC = 0.46 dS m-1) ...

  • The Microeconomics of African Growth, 1950-2000

    Introduction This paper reviews African growth from the microeconomic perspective, focusing on the incentives and constraints facing key agents in the economy. To reduce the scale of the task we consider only the two most important types of agent: rural households and manufacturing firms. For most African economies rural households and manufacturing firms are the two agents whose behavior ...

  • Sustainable coffee in the mainstream the case of the SUSCOF consortium in Costa Rica

    Small and medium-sized organisations in the Costa Rican coffee sector are faced with a growing demand from overseas clients to deliver high-quality and safely produced goods and services on time, in the correct quantities and at competitive standards. Moreover, this sector is starting to encounter a wide range of international standards, which are increasingly required for access to international ...

  • One crop, two ways, multiple benefits

    Nitrogen fixation is one of the best examples of cooperation in nature. Soil microbes – naturally occurring bacteria in the soil – work with plants to pull nitrogen from the air. They turn the nitrogen into a form the plant is able to use. In return, the plant lets the microbes eat some of the sugars it makes. Faba beans (also called fava beans) are one example of plants that work ...

  • Long-term changes in Mollisol organic Carbon and Nitrogen

    Conversions of Mollisols from prairie to cropland and subsequent changes in crop production practices in the Midwestern USA have resulted in changes in soil organic matter. Few studies have used archived samples, long-term resampling of soils to a depth of 1 m, and space for time studies to document these changes. We resampled soils by depth (0–100 cm) in fields at 19 locations in central ...

  • Sustaining California agriculture in an uncertain future

    About the Pacific Institute The Pacific Institute is one of the world’s leading independent nonprofits conducting research and advocacy to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Optimisation of water pricing in the Greek agricultural sector

    The agricultural sector is a dominant one in the Greek economy and thus attracts the scientific interest. Water is significant for a cultivation’s productivity and consequently for the agricultural income. Water pricing as a result has become a subject of extended study. The present study refers to the Greek agricultural economy and suggests a macroeconomic model, through which the optimisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aquacultural biotechnology in Thailand: the case of the shrimp industry

    For the past decade, Thailand has been the leading exporter of shrimp and shrimp products to the world market and the income generated contributes substantially to the Thai economy. There are more than one million people employed directly or indirectly by the industry. At present, there is forceful competition due to price differences among major shrimp growing countries and due to new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Review of agricultural water management policies in Near East and North African Region in light of water scarcity

    This paper explores the current debate about water management policies and the factors affecting their formulation and implementation in the arid and semi–arid zones of the Near East and North African Region (NENAR). In this context, relevant and significant experiences of other countries in the world facing similar challenges are also considered (Sachdeva, 2009). The literature pertaining to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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