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Pig poo powers biogas plant

29 March, 2021

WELTEC BIOPOWER and Doranova have built a biogas plant in south-western Finland that runs entirely on liquid manure.

Biofertiliser use key to fulfilling biogas potential

22 April, 2020 by Matt Hale, International Sales and Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers

As well as producing biogas, anaerobic digestion produces a residue known as digestate, which has the potential to be a valuable organic biofertiliser for use in agriculture.

Melbourne plant takes composting to the next level

27 May, 2019

A waste treatment plant in Melbourne heralds industrial-scale composting and slashed carbon emissions.

Evaporation project manages manure

25 February, 2019

Livestock waste management is a problem facing the global farming industry. Cost-effective and integrated solutions are needed to address the problem.

AI and computer vision for waste treatment process monitoring

27 November, 2018

To improve recovery ratios, a real-time monitoring system is required as part of the mechanical waste segregation process — a limitation of current technologies.

How mangroves filter heavy metals

07 August, 2017

Indonesian researchers have revealed how grey mangrove trees, Avicennia marina, filter heavy metals out of the surrounding soil and water.

SUEZ and Ventia to open new soil processing facility

10 July, 2017

Resource recovery company SUEZ and services company Ventia have partnered to develop a soil processing facility at SUEZ's Taylors Road Landfill in Dandenong South.

Waste management facility for winery

14 December, 2016

Queensland-based winery Sirromet takes just as much care with its waste management and impact on the environment as it does with its wine production, recently relocating and installing a new $700,000 waste treatment facility on its Mount Cotton property.

AWS ANT biohazardous waste management system

18 November, 2016

The AWS ANT is an ISO certified biohazardous waste treatment system. It features total automation and full enclosure, thereby offering complete infection control.

Sydney soil facility wins Gold in Edison Awards

28 April, 2016

The Caltex Soil Remediation Facility has won a Gold award for innovation at the prestigious Edison Awards — an annual competition honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centred design and innovation.

South East Water's shorter storage period for biosolids

01 April, 2016

South East Water has received approval from the Victorian EPA to shorten the minimum drying and storage period for biosolids at two of its treatment plants.

MBT facility under construction at eco-precinct

26 November, 2015

The Woodlawn Eco-precinct, located near Goulburn in southern NSW, recently celebrated the ground breaking of a new facility which will help close the loop on Sydney's residual waste.

Industrial by-products clean up mercury pollution

21 October, 2015

Dr Justin Chalker has led the development of a new, cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil.

Algae could turn pig waste into an asset

01 May, 2015

Researchers at Murdoch University's Algae Research and Development Centre are investigating whether the effluent from piggeries can be treated with micro- and macroalgae so that species of the organism can be fed back to pigs.

Oats to clean contaminated soil

09 February, 2015

Researchers from China, Switzerland and Australia have investigated 26 cultivars of wheat, husk oat, naked oat and barley for their potential use as a tool to clean up strontium from soils after a nuclear accident.

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