Tag Archive for 'anaerobic digestion'

Anaerobic digestion on farms could turn agriculture green

March 11th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Research carried out by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has shown that small scale digesters on farms could be profitable for farmers, good for the environment and help the UK meet targets on green energy and greenhouse gas emissions. A typical dairy farm could supply most of the electricity it needs to milk […]

Renewable energy to be topic at C.I. Group of Professional Engineers lecture on 4 May 2011

January 22nd, 2011 by Events

Dr. Andrew Casebow and Professor Nicholas Day will speak at the CIGPE after-dinner presentation at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on “Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Guernsey.” The dinner begins at 6.30 pm and the presentation begins at 8 pm on 4 May 2011.  For information on the dinner and the lecture please contact the […]

Running a car on the energy flushed down the toilet

November 9th, 2010 by Wessex Water

Engineers have come up with a way of running vehicles in the UK on poo-power. The Bio-Bug is believed to be the UK’s first VW Beetle that runs on methane gas generated from human waste. Waste flushed down the toilets of just 70 homes is enough to power the Bio-Bug for year, based on an […]

UK Conference: Food Waste 2010

October 3rd, 2010 by Events

The Association of Organics Recycling states that food waste is a resource that can deliver valuable, clean, home-grown energy. For the food industry, efficient management of food waste can reduce costs associated with landfilling, can reduce energy costs when used to generate on-site heat and energy, and substantially improves the organisation’s CSR standing, an increasingly […]

A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem

September 22nd, 2010 by Professor Connett

Professor Paul Connett gave a presentation on “A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem” to a packed Harry Bound room at Les Cotils conference centre on 20 September 2010. He recommended a low tech community plan to solve our solid waste problem.  This would include: a kitchen waste collection system; recycling; yard waste […]

G-CAN’s stance on PSD’s solid waste public consultation

September 10th, 2010 by Rosie

Guernsey Climate Action Network (G-CAN) are one of the stakeholder groups participating in the Public Service Department‘s Waste Consultation which began on 8 and 9 September 2010. Yvonne Burford who is one of the G-CAN representatives in this process said ‘Whilst G-CAN has reservations about the length of the process, we will be participating fully […]

Climate Change: Opportunities and Threats for Dairy Farming

September 6th, 2010 by Andrew Casebow

There were less than 3 billion people in the world when I was born 60 years ago, but now there are more than 6.7 billion people and it is anticipated that the population will rise beyond 9 billion before 2050.  This is the main driving force of increasing ‘Greenhouse Gas’ (GHG) emissions and the phenomenon […]

The benefit of a natural gas pipeline from the continent to Guernsey

June 8th, 2010 by Paul Garlick

The production of biogas or bio-methane from the anaerobic digestion of organic matter has been receiving attention as an energy source. Unfortunately its application in the Channel Islands is frustrated because there isn’t the infrastructure here to supply natural gas (methane). The Guernsey Gas pipeline network supplies Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is a mixture […]

Ecocradle Packaging – Using fungi to make Styrofoam-like packaging

January 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Ecocradle packaging is made from agricultural by-products and fungi. The fungal rhizomes grow out to fill a mould in 7 days. The ecocradle packaging is stronger than Styrofoam and completely biodegradable after use either through anaerobic or aerobic digestion.

Bioplex Technologies Ltd. Anaerobic Digester System

January 19th, 2009 by Will Kirkman

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the biological degradation of organic material in the absence of oxygen. The Bioplex AD system treats high solid content organic wastes and, if required, liquid organic wastes. The system is operated as a batch system and in two phases this process is the patented Bioplex process: – The first or solid […]