Anaerobic Digestion

First Milk's AD project is progressing

First Milk cheese plant completes first stage of AD

The first stage in a large sustainability project at one of the UK's largest cheese creameries operated by First Milk has been completed by anaerobic digestion (AD) treatment specialist Clearfleau.

Regulation banning food waste in the UK would be as accepted as those requiring people to wear seatbelts

Food waste policy would be as accepted as seatbelts

By Laurence Gibbons

Legislation banning food businesses from throwing away fit-for-purpose surplus food would be as accepted as policy surrounding seatbelts, according to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Auras: 'No enhanced biodegradation'

Oxo-biodegradables come under fire again

By Paul Gander

New research from Michigan State University (MSU) has reignited the heated debate between advocates of compostable and oxo-biodegradable plastics.

UK commercial food waste amounts to 7Mt a year, says BigGreen.co.uk

Election 2015

Waste firm calls for food waste crack down

By Rod Addy

The new government should make recycling compulsory under law as Britain’s increasingly full landfill sites reach crisis point, according to one waste management business.

Oliver Neale and his class will go on a tour of an anaerobic digestion plant after his design won a competition

Student’s anaerobic digestion painting wins prize

By Laurence Gibbons

 A primary school student’s artwork depicting the role anaerobic digestion can play in turning food waste into renewable energy has won a competition and will now tour Yorkshire on the side of a truck.

European Bioplastics forecasts annual growth of 20% in biopolymers, including PLA

Additives in packaging is a growing area of interest

By Paul Gander

Speciality chemicals supplier Perstorp is among those investing in the bioplastics sector, where interest is growing in additives which are able to improve the performance of polymers such as polylactide (PLA) for packaging.

Europe's captain Paul McGinley celebrates winning the Ryder Cup, which showcased Scottish food and drink to 45,000 visitors (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ryder Cup tees up showcase of Scottish food

By Laurence Gibbons

The Ryder Cup provided a “perfect platform” to showcase Scotland’s food and drink to more than 45,000 visitors from 75 countries on each day of the three-day golf tournament between Europe and the US, claimed the Edinburgh government.

Muntons estimate the £5.4M anaerobic digestion plant could save 340t in greenhouse gas emissions

Muntons invests £5.4M in anaerobic digestion

By Laurence Gibbons

Malted ingredients firm Muntons has invested £5.4M in an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to treat liquid waste from the ingredients business at its Stowmarket site.

Clothier: 'We are going to look at where we can go with green transport'

Wyke Farms invests £800k in packaging systems

By Rod Addy

Wyke Farms has invested £800,000 in shelf-ready packaging technology as part of its ‘100% Green’ initiative, and plans further eco-friendly projects, according to ceo Richard Clothier.

Clothier: 'Ongoing journey'

Cheesemaker builds on eco-friendly difference

By Rod Addy

Wyke Farms is tackling anaerobic digestion after officially opening a £1.3M water recovery plant today (June 2), as md Richard Clothier seeks to make its “green message” a “unique point of difference”.

The Emerald Biogas AD plant can currently process 50,000t of food waste from the north east of England

First commercial north east food waste facility

By Rod Addy

The first commercial food waste facility in the north east of England, worth £8M, has opened in County Durham, with planning permission to quadruple in size if necessary.

Stringent measures to tackle food waste is the biggest problem for food firms with anaerobic digestion sites

Waste efforts pose biggest anaerobic digestion problem

By Gary Scattergood

Manufacturers' and retailers' stringent measures to tackle food waste are posing the single biggest problem for firms operating anaerobic digestion (AD) sites in the UK – because it has resulted in an uphill battle to secure enough feedstock...

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