food waste compost technology News

  • Composting of biological waste

    A composting plant based on new technology has been built in Savonlinna, in Finland, and came into operation at the beginning of this year. The technology was supplied by the Finnish company Vimelco Oy. The owner, Konepalvelu Suomalainen Oy, composts separately organic waste collected from the Savonlinna area, and organic waste from the food industry. In addition the nearby local authorities ...


  • Green Innovation Award to Big Hanna Composter and FCF Technologies

    18-22nd of November 2012 our distributor FCF Technologies for the Benelux countries will present the Big Hanna Composter at 'Horeca Expo 2012' in Gent, Belgium. The 'Horeca Expo 2012' is for people working in the hotel, restaurant, catering and food preparation sector. Big Hanna Composter was nominated in the 'Horeca Expo 2012 Innovation Award' competition, which in total ...


    By Susteco AB

  • ABPR approved composting with BIODEGMA® IVC

    The latest example of BIODEGMA® IVC design combined with GORETM Cover membrane technology being used for Animal-by Product Regulation (ABPR) approved in-vessel composting is the London Waste Composting Centre in London’s Edmonton EcoPark which was approved in 2005. This is where 30,000 tpa of kitchen, green and organic waste originating from seven London districts is treated in 16 BIODEGMA® IVC ...


    By BIODEGMA GmbH

  • Spanish sites pick vertical composting solution

    Berkshire based VCU Europa have further expanded their footprint in Spain with the installation of two new vertical composting systems. The first is at Spanish poultry producers, Hermanos Alameda, who have selected VCU™ in vessel composting technology, to process their Animal By-Product (ABP) wastes. The company, a leading manufacturer in the Jaen province of southern Spain, have teamed ...


    By VCU Europa Ltd.

  • Repurpose compostables launches greenest coffee cup in the world

    Repurpose Compostables, a manufacturer of premium, high quality food service products, based in Los Angeles, announced today the debut of their One Cup™, the exciting new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable. No more double cupping. No more sleeves. The insulated technology keeps hot beverages warmer for longer, and prevents heat from escaping the cup, protecting the user and creating ...

  • Safety of windrow composting questioned by British politician

    In an attack on the safety of open air windrow composting, an MP has said anaerobic digestion should be the preferred option. During a Commons debate, MP Michael Clapham said that AD was preferable technology for recycling organics because it was “considered safe” and referred to AD as “recycling in a meaningful and productive way”. Clapham said: “As we move towards greater recycling, we find ...

  • TEG Environmental acquires Banham Compost in GBP 3.1m deal

    Organic waste specialist TEG Environmental has acquired Banham Compost in a £3.1 million deal. Acquired from parent company Banham Poultry, the 28,000 tonne facility composts green and category three waste products from both the public and private sector. TEG believes the Norfolk site, which is currently running at 55 per cent capacity, has great potential and is confident it can push capacity up ...

  • PepsiCo Rolls Out Eco-Friendly Recyclable and Compostable Cups

    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced today that it has begun offering five options of eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States through company-owned and independent bottler distribution systems.The new offerings consist of fully recyclable clear plastic cups, including an rPET cup containing 20 percent post-consumer recycled ...


  • From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium

    Nairobi, 31 October 2013 - Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam,certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

  • TEG significantly expands with £6m acquisition

    Composter TEG Group has bought another composting firm Simpro for £6m, increasing TEG’s processing capacity by 180,000 tonnes a year. Approved by shareholders last week, TEG will now be capable of processing 295,000 tonnes of organic waste each year. The deal will add six operational composting sites to the company’s portfolio, which are located in Stoke, Nottingham, Gaydon, Wolverhampton ...

  • Big Hanna at Mount Allison University in Canada

    Early January our distributor Vertal Inc in Canada installed and held a training of the composters at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Participating at this training was Chef Tom Burrell, Perry Eldridge, Brian Slemming, Michelle Strain and Andrea Ward from Mount Allison. ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Big Hanna and ABB - a secure solution for Rosendals Trädgård

    In the latest edition of ABB's corporate magazine 'Utblick' an article tells the story about our joint venture at Rosendals Trädgård in Stockholm. The same story was published at the ABB website and we´re happy to share it here with our readers.  At Rosendals Trädgård our Big Hanna model T-240 turns garden and food waste into useful and fertilising ...


    By Susteco AB

  • BASF Creates Chemistry at Sustainable Brands Conference

    BASF Corporation will demonstrate how connections can create chemistry to drive sustainable solutions in industries such as packaging, home and personal care, and health and nutrition during two seminars at the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, California, June 3 to 6, 2013. Christopher Bradlee, Biopolymers Market Development Manager for BASF in North America, will discuss sustainable ...

  • Totally Green Appoints Former USDA Official, Boyd K. Rutherford, as Strategic Advisor

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, has appointed the former U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Administration, Boyd K. Rutherford, as a strategic advisor. Rutherford is currently the founder and principle of Eastwind Strategies, LLC of Columbia, Maryland. ...


  • How can we use phosphorus more efficiently and create opportunities for recycling?

    The Commission is launching a consultation on how to use phosphorus in a more sustainable way. Phosphorus is widely used in agriculture and is an essential component in fertiliser and animal feed, but it is a resource which has no substitute. Supplies are limited, prices have been volatile and much phosphorus is currently wasted, creating concerns about the cost and availability of future ...

  • Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A new FAO report to be published today finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments. “Growing greener cities in Latin America and ...

  • AfOR plea for help to take on tax

    An ‘unfair’ tax that could cripple the industry is being taken on by a recycling trade body but it needs support from the sector. The Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) is lobbying the government over the new business rates due to come into effect in April next year. Those who are already paying could see their rates rise by as much as 75%. AfOR is concerned that the tax is being based on ...

  • Cities of tomorrow – will Rio lead the way?

    The advance of technology and science continues to redefine our lives with exciting and mesmerizing results. However, the rushing growth we have witnessed over the past century has left us with a global ecosystem struggling to survive. Increasing levels of pollution and rapidly expanding urban borders are eating up vital agricultural lands and forests - placing the world's ecosystems under ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • `Earth week` grows greener with even more Eco-Themed content across the newly expanded NBCUniversal portfolio

    "Green is Universal" will kick off its most robust "Earth Week" ever April 17-24, marking the first company-wide environmentally themed week since the Comcast merger. More than 45 different brands across NBCUniversal's broad portfolio will feature 100 plus hours of environmentally themed content throughout the week - both online and on-air. Rallying around the theme of "reuse," NBCUniversal ...

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