Tag: Food waste

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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Centre for Process Innovation leads EU project to convert food waste into hydrogen

Centre for Process Innovation leads EU project to convert food waste into hydrogen

January 14, 2015 |

In the UK, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ‘PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the anaerobic digestion of food waste using an innovative low energy […]

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Poo-powered bus hits the road in the UK

Poo-powered bus hits the road in the UK

November 20, 2014 |

In the UK, the country’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food […]

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“Converting Discarded Food into Biofuels Promises Global Energy Boon.”

“Converting Discarded Food into Biofuels Promises Global Energy Boon.”

October 13, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: sciam: Wasted Energy: Converting Discarded Food into Biofuels Promises Global Energy Boon digitalFarm_TV Converting sugar into biofuels just got sweeter mattwridley @andyskuce @swimsure “do what you like unless it harms others” would rule out biofuels and many other climate policies – neg externalities

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Supermarket giant uses 55,000 tons of food waste to produce energy

Supermarket giant uses 55,000 tons of food waste to produce energy

May 21, 2013 |

In California, the country’s largest supermarket company, Cincinnati-based Kroger has invested an undisclosed amount in an energy facility at its Compton-based distribution center that will process up to 55,000 tons of organic food waste annually. The facility eliminates half a million miles in truck trips per year that used to transport the food waste to […]

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