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Image for Anaerobic digestion and advanced conversion technologies to get bigger part of contracts for difference budget
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has revealed the total budget for the contracts for difference scheme and anaerobic digestion and advanced conversion technologies are among the main beneficiaries.
Image for Sainsbury store to be powered only from Biffa anaerobic digestion plant
An anaerobic digestion plant owned by Biffa will be providing the energy to a Sainsbury’s store in Cannock, Staffordshire.
Image for Renewable Energy Association backs confirmation of fourth carbon budget
Clarity that the fourth carbon budget has been accepted by the Government has been welcomed by the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
Image for Fourth carbon budget including waste measures confirmed
The Government has confirmed that it will aim to meet a legally binding target of reducing emissions by 50 per cent across 2023 to 2027 against 1990 levels.
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The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the appointment of Liz Truss as Environment Secretary.
Image for BIS to set up steering committee to oversee bioeconomy, including waste
A new steering committee is to be created by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to coordinate the development and stimulation of a bioeconomy – and waste will form an important part of this.
Image for Defra gave “good support” to three difficult PFI deals, NAO finds
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report on oversight of three local authority PFI waste contracts by Defra.
Image for B&M opens £1 million refuse derived fuel facility in Manchester
Waste management company B&M has opened its £1 million refuse derived fuel (RDF) facility in Manchester.
Image for Severn Trent Water to invest £13 million in food waste anaerobic digestion plant
A £13 million anaerobic digestion plant to treat food waste is to be built by Severn Trent Water.
Image for REA fears DECC consultation could damage biomethane injection market
A consultation issued by DECC has raised concerns from the Renewable Energy Association (REA) that it could halt medium and large biomethane to grid anaerobic digestion plants.
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How to bake zero waste bagels

Maple Leaf Bakery has been working with Biffa IWM to not only reduce its waste, but also wipe out waste cost. Famous in the UK for its New York Bakery Co. bagel range, Maple Leaf Foods is a multi-national firm that produces goods such as bread and croissants particularly in its home nation of Canada but also in the Untied States.

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BMW i3 built to close the loop

The new electric car from BMW is a zero emission vehicle that has been manufactured with sustainability at its heart. Launched with great fanfare at the end of July, the BMW i3 is the company’s first model in its new i series of cars that aims to find solutions for vehicles in a world of climate change, dwindling resources and increasing urbanisation.

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