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UK organics sector challenges EU over compost and digestate quality

UK organics sector challenges EU over compost and digestate quality | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"Organics recyclers in the UK are challenging plans to update the regulation on fertilisers across the EU, saying End-of-Waste (EoW) proposals cause “much concern”

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UK pushing back  against the new End Of Waste EU regulations - which some say will lead to additional burdens on the UK industry.

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Lessons Learned from San Jose, CA: Building Anaerobic Digestion Facilities for Municipal Organics

Lessons Learned from San Jose, CA: Building Anaerobic Digestion Facilities for Municipal Organics | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
New high-solids anaerobic digestion and composting facility in San Jose with Deputy Director of the Environmental Services Department at the City of San Jose, California, Jo Zientek. Jo shares her experiences, challenges and advice on
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Episode 26 of The Organic Stream podcast is out! This week, we speak with Jo Zientek of the City of San Jose about their new high solids anaerobic digestion/composting and biogas facility in order to learn about their experiences, their challenges and successes in the development and operation of the facility. A long process, and many lessons learned.

Really great interview and excellent information in this episode, take a listen!

Thank you to Zero Waste Energy Development Company LLC, and Republic Services for making this episode possible.
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Anaerobic digestion delivers Nestlé a sweet £350,000

Anaerobic digestion delivers Nestlé a sweet £350,000 | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
An on-site bio-energy plant at Nestlé's Fawdon confectionery factory, near Newcastle in the UK, is helping it cut its carbon footprint and generate value from food production residues.

One year after commissioning Clearfleau, who designed and built the plant, has released the energy output results for the installation. The plant is converting 200,000 litres per day of feedstock into renewable energy. This feedstock includes wash waters from the site and 1,200 tonnes of residual bi-products and ingredients a year.
The biogas produced is fuelling a combined heat and power engine, which produces 200kW of electricity, used in the confectionery production process. This is around 8% of the factory’s power requirements, cutting the annual electricity bill by about £100,000 per annum. In addition, the site has registered for the Feed in Tariff, and will receive annual payments of about £250,000 per annum.

"The plant is converting 200,000 litres per day of feedstock into renewable energy."

Previously, production residues from Fawdon, the former Rowntree factory, home to gums, pastilles and Rolo’s, were discharged to the sewer or fed to pigs in the locality. Following the installation of the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, all bio-degradable production residues are now converted into renewable energy on the factory site.
Clearfleau used its mobile trial unit to showcase the digestion technology to the management and workforce at the Fawdon site before construction and to help optimise the process design.

Nestlé's head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, says: “On-site treatment of production residues will help us reduce the wider environmental impact of our business and meet our sustainability goals."
The Clearfleau’s design has a high-rate liquid based digestion system, and its compact design to fit on the edge of the factory car park.
The payback period on Nestlé's investment in Clearfleau's AD plant is predicted to be 4-5 years.
Clearfleau's chief executive, Craig Chapman, said: “For Nestlé, what was previously a processing overhead is now a valuable financial and environmental asset. The advantages of anaerobic digestion are becoming more apparent and we are currently building AD plants on dairy, distillery, food and biofuel manufacturing sites."

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Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project

Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Construction is underway in Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc.
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AD on the rise in America.

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