industrial composting plant 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 ...


  • Greenwashing: misuse of EU composting standard EN 13432

    Lately, European Bioplastics (EUBP) is noticing an increasing malpractice by producers of fragmentation additives for conventional plastics referring to the European standard for industrial composting, EN 13432, when marketing their products. As is well known, such products do not fulfil the requirements of the EU norm for industrial composting of plastic products. Consequently, European ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • 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.

  • US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

    The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil– Compost! The contest runs September 1 through November 15, 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of compost and its ties to soil health. The winning poster will ...


    By US Composting Council

  • JetBlue To Launch Composting Program At JFK´s Terminal 5

    NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced a partnership with Air Ventures and Royal Waste Services to compost leftovers from select restaurants in Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • Compost made by worms from livestock manure yields benefits when applied to maize

    Vermicomposting livestock manure with maize can increase agricultural benefit by 304%, shows a new study. The combination of increased crop yield and the additional earthworms produced as a result of the process led to a substantial increase in output compared to a traditional composting system. As intensive agriculture and livestock production both increase, unique problems emerge. Heavy use of ...

  • NSF International Selected to Administer Biodegradable Products Institute’s Certified Compostable Program for Plastic Products

    To handle a five-fold increase in compostable plastic product certifications since 2006, global independent public health organization NSF International has been named the new administrator of the Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) Certified Compostable program. As a global leader in third-party, independent product testing and certification, NSF International brings to the BPI’s ...


  • US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show: Equipment Demonstrations Are Sold Out for January 2007

    Holbrook, New York – In addition to three days of training courses, educational and technical sessions, the USCC annual conference, scheduled for January 21-24, 2007 in Orlando, will also feature Equipment Demonstrations by many of the leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. The USCC is pleased to announce that the space for the 'Live' Equipment ...


    By US Composting Council

  • London businesses help Kent agriculture

    Food waste collection firm Juniper Food Waste has launched a new collection and composting system for Greater London businesses. The firm, which is part of office plant and grounds maintenance provider Enterprise Plants, will collect the food waste from businesses to be turned into compost. Juniper is using ...

  • Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar to Focus on Safety and Increased Productivity

    Rendering managers aim to provide safe, high quality by-products while achieving high productivity. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide technical tools, management best practices and practical case studies in all phases of the rendering process. Sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, the seminar will be held Oct. 1-2, at the DoubleTree Hotel ...

  • Keeping a pulse on the soil

    Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest. According to soil scientist Frank Larney, crop residue anchors the soil against wind and water erosion. Avoiding bare soils is one part of a soil conservation package he and his research team demonstrate in a 12-year experiment growing pulses in southern ...

  • Coral calcium & worm castings, reduce blossom end rot disease

    A destructive disease affecting many gardens and farms this year is blossom end rot. Causing great concern for vegetables such as squash, watermelon, eggplant, peppers, and tomato. This disease affects gardens year after year. By the time gardeners notice black spots on their fruit or vegetables the situation is severe. To prevent further damage, immediate action is required. What is Blossom End ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • 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 ...

  • Secret to Healthy Soil, Black Worm Castings, Organic Fertilizers, Vermaplex

    Although it is not apparent, the soil in your garden or farm is living system teaming with life. The ‘soil food web’, is made up of millions of beneficial micro-organisms which supports the development, vigor and production of the plant. These organisms include, nematodes, fungi, protozoa, and bacteria, are also responsible for retaining water and nutrients and disease ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Organic Fertilizers, Black Worm Castings for Healthy Gardens & Crops

    In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be healthy and use only organic fertilizers and soil amendments. Black worm casting, Vermaplex, and other products, can help boosts soil through the introduction of micro-nutrients and ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Government calls for peat to be phased out

    A consultation on proposals to phase out the horticultural use of peat by amateur gardeners in England by 2020 has been published today. Important progress has been made in reducing peat use in growing media products over recent years, but there is still a long way to go. The consultation also sets out a new long-term goal to eliminate peat use by all gardeners, growers and procurers by 2030 at ...

  • Managing Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes

    Late blight is one of the most serious diseases of potatoes and tomatoes worldwide, resulting in significant yield and quality losses annually. In Alberta, late blight occurs infrequently, but can have devastating impacts in the years when it reaches epidemic levels.  “This disease is caused by a fungal pathogen called Phytophthora infestans,” says Robert Spencer, ...

  • Automatic and Manual Rice Husker

    Right after the ache staking work of planting, harvesting and drying the rice seed the subsequent destination will be the mill. Farmers in the rural regions of Nigeria who do not have sufficient to spend on intricate milling machine like a rice husker be dependent on their nearby rice ...

  • Florida Lodgings Go Green to Attract State Business

    KEY WEST, Florida, October 11, 2007 (ENS) - Deer Run Bed & Breakfast was accepted this week into the state of Florida's Green Lodging Program. The four room bed and breakfast on Big Pine Key serves organic vegetarian meals and buys fair trade products and locally grown produce. Deer Run has reduced energy consumption by installing energy efficient appliances, compact fluorescent ...

  • Soil-improving by-product holds key to future

    The economic and environmental benefits of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as a means of producing renewable energy are already well documented. But one aspect of the industry often overlooked are the opportunities to put the leftover material, produced by the AD process, to good use. It’s a subject worth a much closer look, because the fertiliser produced by the generation of biogas can play a ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

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