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  • Ice pigs and thin tins: the keys to cutting carbon in food manufacture?

    Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums and jellies: these are just some of the ideas being explored by the Carbon Trust and food industry leaders to cut energy use and carbon emissions at UK manufacturing sites. Over the last year, the Carbon Trust has worked with companies including Allied Bakeries, Dairy Crest, Cadbury ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Company fined after pig effluent causes water pollution

    A company that runs a pig farm in Essex has been fined £15,000 after effluent from its animals twice polluted a ditch which drains into the Colne Estuary. A.M. Gray & Co Limited caused water pollution on two occasions after pig slurry from their Bocking Hall Pig Farm, in West Mersea, got into a tributary of the Pyefleet Channel earlier this year. The company pleaded ...

  • Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings

    New analysis published today by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact. The industry trials, funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, were carried out at production facilities of Yeo Valley, a leading ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Material to Enhance Soils using Manure Waste

    The results of the research group of Valuation of resources from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid suggest an optimal solution to manage the manure from chicken and cattle. Biochar, a material obtained after thermal treatment of this waste through pyrolysis, is an organic fertilizer that applied in ...

  • Less food waste results in land use savings, higher consumer welfare and a smaller agro-food sector

    If private households and the retail sector ( including wholesale, hotels and restaurants) in the EU reduce food waste by 40% in 2020, this will result in annual savings of € 123 per person. The total savings for the EU will amount to € 75.5 billion. Households will be able to spend this money on other things, increasing their welfare. LEI Wageningen UR was commissioned by the European ...

  • Landia’s pumps and mixers ensure no downtime at BiogenGreenfinch’s AD plant

    Durable pumps and mixers designed and made by Whitchurch-based Landia are maximising BiogenGreenfinch’s anaerobic digestion process at Milton Ernest near Bedford. Supplied with stainless steel impellers and stainless steel brackets (all protected by a two-component epoxy coating) to cope with food waste and pig manure, the Landia equipment has replaced mixers supplied by a different ...


    By Landia

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Comparing N2O emissions from organic and mineral fertilisers

    A recent study compares the effects of organic, 'natural' fertilisers, such as compost, with mineral, synthetic fertilisers, such as urea, on N2O emissions from Mediterranean soil. It suggests that there is little difference between the fertilisers, but that pig slurry offers the best overall balance in terms of emissions and crop yield. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG). ...

  • BioLargo Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry- Sets Stage for Major Advancement - Contaminated Water Soutions

    BioLargo Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry- Sets Stage for Major Advancement.  We have been working for some time now in the equine & livestock industries featuring our (www.odornomore.com) products and working with BioLargo technology in stalls, barns, feed lots, chicken coups and, yes, even treating pig manure. We deliver unmatched, superior performance and customer value in odor ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Still remaining capacities for hiring the PlanET Mini Digester

    The PlanET Mini Digester has already been successfully used as trial plant in Germany, UK, Canada and Brazil. Its technique has furthermore been exported to Ghana. PlanET has started a three months trial for a client in Cambridgeshire to collect data for optimising the design of the full-scale plant. During the trial a wide variety of organic materials, amongst others pig and cow slurry, a ...


    By PlanET Biogas

  • Neiker-Tecnalia presents the results obtained in the evaluation of environmental strategies on livestock farms

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia) has coordinated the European BATFARM project, which is seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of technologies and practices used on livestock farms in the European Atlantic region in order to reduce their environmental impact on the air, water and soil. In this project a detailed study has been made of the ...

  • Farm to supply 1.3MW of power to National Grid through AD

    A £3m anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which is set to supply power to more than 1,300 homes has opened on a farm in Staffordshire. The plant at Lower Reule received a £750,000 grant from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and will supply 1.3MW a year of renewable energy to the National Grid. The input used to supply the plant will come from food waste ...

  • Invited to provide expert advice in Mexico

    The Expo Porcicultura 2016 trade show, held this year between October 5th – 8th at Cancun, attracted huge numbers of visitors both from Mexico and neighbouring countries anxious to catch up on the latest pig farming and pork production innovations. At Matthews Environmental Solutions we were honoured that Managing Director John Schofield was invited to attend the Expo as part of a special ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • Record breaking rapeseed crop last month – liquid fertiliser tanks bring savings

    Last month a Northallerton farmer harvested what could well be the highest yield of rapeseed ever recorded. With 7.2t/ha, the crop way outweighs the UK national average of 4t/ha. The restored hybrid variety, Incentive, grew well for a number of reasons attributed by farmer, Steve Tuer. To begin with, the farm used to be a dairy farm, so there is thought to be a lot of inherent fertility in the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • A model farm for emissions studies

    Anyone downwind of a pig barn knows that animal production facilities generate some notable emissions. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have reported that preliminary findings from wind tunnel studies indicate that positioning farm buildings perpendicular to prevailing winds could help reduce odors from downwind lagoons or tanks. Wind speed and direction, topography, structures, ...

  • EPA unveils new permit for concentrated animal feeding operations to protect water quality in Idaho

    A new water discharge permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will help protect Idaho’s rivers, lakes and streams from animal waste, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boise, Idaho. The new EPA "General Permit” regulates discharges to surface waters from most Idaho CAFOs, including those on tribal lands. The permit covers a wide array of Idaho ...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Help at hand for farmers facing up to climate change

    Meeting the challenges of climate change will help farmers save money as well as protect people and the environment, according to the Environment Agency. Unveiling the new-look Best Farming Practices - a revised practical guide bursting with more than 250 tips to help farmers profit by protecting the environment - the Environment Agency’s Director of Environment Protection, Tricia Henton, said: ...

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Balancing food security and environmental quality in China

    In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22% of the world’s population on just 9% of its total arable land. But as a special collection of papers in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental ...

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