FuturENVIRO, the journal of environmental projects, technology and news, has published a technical article on LifeGISWASTE, the European project.The article considers the computer tool proposed by the project to use up to 70% of dairy, meat and vegetable waste.This is possible thanks to the involvement of Geograma, LKS and Ihobe… Read more... »
Twenty-five kilos of waste are produced for each 100 kilos of grapes, half of which are grape skins and the rest are seeds, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).Work at the AINIA technology centre has pinpointed the many nutritive properties of the grape and its derivatives,… Read more... »
The Etanolix 2.0 project, approved and subsidised through the EU's LIFE+ programme, has delivered a small second-generation bioethanol plant in Gothenburg (Sweden). The bioethanol is produced using waste from the food industry, mainly bread and pastries from bakeries and shops. The plant was built by the Finnish company St1 Biofuels… Read more... »
A team of researchers from the Biological (pharmacological) and Technology Interest Carbohydrates Group at the University of Seville have obtained fluorescent biomaterials from River Guadalquivir red crab shells and waste. The fluorescence turns them into fast and accurate sensors to detect contaminants in food preparation processes or to light the… Read more... »
A US company, called Ecovative, has developed a successful line of “mushroom materials” that can be used as a compostable, biodegradable replacement for polystyrene and other packaging derived from hydrocarbons. The company has developed a method of “growing” packaging materials from agricultural waste such as straw using the fungal material… Read more... »
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