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BIOGAS

WELTEC Receives Order for Biogas Project with Gas Processing

French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production. Thus, ambitious development plans have...
wastewater

WEHRLE applies its Biomembrat® MBR technology to treat the wastewaters of agrochemical multinational Syngenta

The agrochemical company Syngenta, which employs more than 27,000 people in 90 countries, is the world's leading company in the development of new technologies for crop protection. For its production site in O Porriño...
tedagua-drinking water

Tedagua reinforces presence in Romania with two new contracts for drinking water facilities

September saw Tedagua’s portfolio in Romania increase by over €13 million when the company secured two new contracts in the provinces of Botosani and Mures. On September 2nd last, Tedagua and SC Nova Apa Serv...
membranes

Pentair’s expertise in ultrafiltration membranes chosen for The kraken FPSO

Pentair was selected to supply its X-Flow ultrafiltration (UF) membranes as pretreatment for the Kraken FPSO Sulphate Removal Membranes in one of the largest subsea heavy-oil field projects under development in the United Kingdom...
environmental odours consultants

Environmental group, Odournet, appoints Simon Rützel-Grünberg as new CEO

Simon Rützel-Grünberg takes over as CEO at Odournet Group, the multinational sensory sciences and environmental odours consultants. Founder Ton van Harreveld steps down after 25 years and will continue as board member and Chief...
Estruvita: Ese oro blanco procedente de los residuos

Struvite: White gold from waste

The general objective of the REVAWASTE project is the sustainable management of a wide range of waste types (industrial, biomass, livestock and agro-industrial waste), along with the non-recyclable fraction from waste treatment centres, at...
Desarrollos tecnológicos en el campo de la digestión anaerobia

Developments in the field of anaerobic digestion technology

After constructing and equipping numerous facilities for biological and mechanical waste treatment, Waste Treatment Technologies B.V. (WTT) has substantial expertise in this market. In recent years, WTT has gained significant experience in the field...
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Manchester United Unveils Abengoa as its Official Sustainable Technology Partner

Abengoa and Manchester United have announced today a global partnership which will see the club enhance and develop its sustainable business practices. Abengoa, founded in 1941, has operations in five continents and employs over...
environment

MAGRAMA promotes joint Spanish-Portuguese declaration of EU’s first International environment River Nature Reserve

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs, through the Hydrographic Confederation of the Miño-Sil (CHMS), is promoting the declaration of the European Union’s first International environment River Nature Reserve. The declaration between Spain and...
wastewater system

United Water signs 20 year agreement with Nassau County, NY, to provide operation and...

United Water, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, signed an agreement with officials of Nassau County for a 20-year contract to operate, manage and maintain the county’s wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers. The...
reducing greenhouse gas emissions

First pilot plant to generate energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

The European SOSTRICE project gets underway this year with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions arising from the cultivation of rice and improving rice cultivation management in environmental and economic terms. For this purpose,...
WWTP

Acciona will provide a service to more than 200 WWTP and 500 pumping stations...

Acciona has been awarded the handling, supervision, control and maintenance of the Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) and pumping stations and the conservation, adaptation and improvement of Abbanoa SpA’s complex of plants, located in...
water infrastructure

Work on the Enciso dam to be completed in 2015

Construction work on the Enciso dam has been 40% completed, but the pace at which work is progressing means that it is expected to be 70% complete by the end of this year. Following...

New Mexico City International Airport seeks to be first in Latin America with zero...

During the presentation of the Environment and Water Master Plan for the new Mexico City International Airport, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Juan José Guerra Abud, emphasised that the construction of...
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Rate of aluminium containers recovery rises to 46.8% in 2013

The recovery rate for aluminium containers reached 46.8% last year. This figure was achieved through different channels, including traditional recovery plants, sorting plants, composting plants, complementary recovery and waste-to-energy. Every year, ARPAL (Association for the...
watershed

In 2013, $9.6 billion flowed to natural solutions to the global water crisis

Last year, governments and companies invested $9.6 billion in initiatives implementing nature-based solutions to sustain the world’s clean water supplies. According to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, this funding flowed to...
Hagichon wastewater

Hagihon and TaKaDu Sign a Contract Extension for Waste Water Network Management

Hagihon Company Ltd., The Jerusalem Region Water and Wastewater Utility, globally known as an early adopter of innovative water technologies, and TaKaDu, a global leader in integrated water network management, announced today that they...
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Membrane manufacturer NanoH2O, is now LG NanoH2O

LG NanoH2O, Inc., manufacturer of the most efficient and cost-effective reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, has completed the legal filing to officially change its operating name from “NanoH2O” to “LG NanoH2O”. The...

Wastewater treatment for a sustainable coffee industry

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in...
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Over 65,000 million plastic PET bottles were recycled in Europe last year

PET is by far the most recycled plastic material in Europe, with around 65,000 million bottles recycled in 2013. According to the chairman of Petcore Europe, Roberto Bertaggia: “The demand for PET as the material...
Reutilización de aguas grises y pluviales

Greywater and rainwater reuse

Aquantia, a company with offices in Bilbao and San Sebastián, specialises in sustainable water management through the reuse of greywater, rainwater and other types of water. The Aquantia system, based on proprietary, patented technology,...
El proyecto europeo demEAUmed ahorrará agua dulce en las instalaciones turísticas

The european project demEAUmed will save freshwaters in tourist facilities

The main objective of the demEAUmed project is to reduce the consumption of water in hotels, green areas and recreational areas (swimming pools, spas,...) by proposing alternative sources, such as groundwater, treated rainwater or...
Producción de hidrógeno y oxígeno mediante electrólisis alimentada con energías renovables en una PTAR

Hydrogen and oxygen production via electrolysis powered by renewable energies at a WWTP

The Greenlysis project is led by CETaqua, Agbar’s Water Technology Centre and its main objective was to set up a pilot plant to demonstrate the technical feasibility of reducing both the energy consumption and...
Nuevo proceso de tratamiento de fangos de aguas residuales municipales basado en la pirólisis, la recuperación de energía y la valorización del biochar

New municipal sewage sludge treatment process based on pyrolysis, energy recovery and biochar valorisation

The Pyrochar project, funded by the european union’s seventh framework programme and coordinated by the french company e.t.i.a., is developing an adapted, energy efficient and affordable solution to manage the sewage sludge produced by...

Sludge dewatering at the Trillo nuclear power plant

The Trillo Nuclear Power Plant has a water pretreatment facility to ensure the quality of the process water. This pretreatment consists of a physicochemical process and a primary settling operation, which was recently upgraded...
Planta de tratamiento con su reutilización para el riego en la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú

Treatment plant with water reuse for irrigation at the National University of Trujillo, Perú

Dinotec was recently awarded a contract for the manufacture, assembly and installation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) at the National University of Trujillo, in Peru. The treated water will be reused to irrigate...
FROM WASTE TO FUEL

FROM WASTE TO FUEL

Abengoa has built the Hugoton facility (Kansas, USA), the first commercial plant with the capacity to produce 100 million litres a year of second generation bioethanol from vegetable biomass (wheat straw, corn and herbaceous...
TOWARDS THE FUTURE OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL BIOGAS: SMALL-SCALE PLANTS AND ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENCY. THE BIOGAS3 PROJECT

The BIOGAS3 Project: Towards the future of agro-industrial biogas: Small-scale plants and energy self-sufficiency.

Small-scale biogas production plants offer an opportunity to valorise the organic matter in waste through the application of anaerobic digestion technology. The aim of the BIOGAS3 project is to promote the sustainable production of...

WEEE Europe begins operational business with ECOTIC Foundation as founding member in Spain

WEEE Europe AG announced today that it has begun its operational business at the beginning of 2015. The non-profit company headquartered in Munich (Germany) supports companies in the electrical and electronics industries, through the...

Caudete de las Fuentes MSW treatment plant (Valencia)

The Caudete de las Fuentes MSW treatment plant (Valencia) is one of two facilities belonging to the Consorcio Valencia Interior, which is responsible for the waste treatment of 50% of the province of Valencia....
IBIZA-residuos-waste collection

Three municipalities in ibiza introduce hybrid technology vehicles to the waste collection fleet.

HERBUSA, a private company founded in 1980, provides environmental services on the island of Ibiza. The company is responsible for waste collection in the coastal municipalities of Santa Eularia Des Riu, Sant Josep De...
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Application of DWTP sludge in the manufacture of enamels for ceramic coatings

This article describes an R&D&i project to analyse the feasibility of an innovative new use for part of the sludge generated at a DWTP in the manufacture of enamel coatings for ceramic tiles used...

Spanish technology for ESSEX municipal and bulky waste treatment centre

MASIAS RECYCLING, a multinational company specialising in the manufacture of waste treatment equipment has commenced work on the manufacture and installation of the municipal and bulky waste treatment plant in the town of Basildon...