Tag: Food waste

Study shows biogas from food industry waste can be profitable

Study shows biogas from food industry waste can be profitable

February 23, 2019 |

In Sweden, researchers from Linköping University conducted a study that concluded that huge gains can be made by using waste from the food industry for biogas production, no matter whether the biogas is used in vehicles or to produce electricity and heat. “Much of the waste is used as animal fodder, and some goes to […]

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Swedish researcher lead work on using fungi on food waste

Swedish researcher lead work on using fungi on food waste

November 29, 2018 |

In Sweden, wastes become resources in the project Ways2Taste, where researchers at the University of Borås are developing methods for growing fungi on material that would otherwise have become waste. The goal is to produce climate-smart materials–including a whole new source of protein. The waste products used in Ways2Taste come from bakeries, ice cream factories, […]

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Oman building 4 biogas plants and tackling food waste

Oman building 4 biogas plants and tackling food waste

October 6, 2018 |

In Oman, Oman Environmental Holding Services Company, more commonly known as Be’ah, is building biogas plants that run on food waste. Four plants are being set up to use up about 560,000 tons of food waste, which will save the equivalent of about OMR56 million (about $145 million) in costs each year for its disposal. […]

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New biogas plants using kitchen waste to power temple meals

New biogas plants using kitchen waste to power temple meals

September 22, 2018 |

In India, new biogas plants in all the gurudwara complexes in Delhi will be operational by October, thanks to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee which is setting them up and using kitchen waste and food waste as a feedstock for the biogas plants. “The committee had been facing various issues in waste management, but […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

April 7, 2018 |

Parents may tell their kids to eat all the food on their plate, we may know all the lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s “Just Eat It” satire song, or even watched the movie about foods waste called “Just Eat It,” but according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food waste is still […]

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Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

November 19, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures proposed a new way to convert food waste into biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction – a thermal depolymerization process used to turn wet biomass into oil. Other researchers use carbohydrates fermentation or fat transesterification for biofuel production but since only […]

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Ensyn to invest $100 million for wood waste biofuels

Ensyn to invest $100 million for wood waste biofuels

January 14, 2016 |

In Georgia, Ensyn plans to begin retrofitting a particle board manufacturing facility in Dooly County to produce 20 million gallons of renewable fuel from waste wood annually. The company is investing $100 million in the facility and hopes to have it online by January 2017. Farmers who sell their timber to the new plant can […]

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University of Cincinnati researchers turn food waste into fuel

University of Cincinnati researchers turn food waste into fuel

April 22, 2015 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have since developed a breakthrough synergistic technology that uses anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich organic materials into fuel (biogas), fertilizer, or soil conditioner, while using the carbon dioxide fraction of the biogas to grow algae. Simultaneously, lipid oils in the algae are also extracted and converted to […]

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The Food Waste Debacle

The Food Waste Debacle

March 1, 2015 |

Sometimes life hands out some telling coincidences. Here’s one for the ages. Last week there was  a Fast Food industry fly-in to DC — arguing for a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard on the grounds of food price impact. Politico reports: “The National Council of Chain Restaurants … hosted a fly-in [Wednesday], calling for action on the Renewable […]

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