United Kingdom: There are Plans to Recycle Medium Density Fiberboards

UK-based MDF Recovery Ltd. has developed a proprietary process to recover wood fibers from waste MDF (medium density fiberboard) and is convinced that the technology has moved a step closer to reality. MDF Recovery Ltd. has successfully concluded proof of concept trials to develop a commercially viable process to recover wood fiber from waste MDF, […]

Energy from Residues and Waste

There is a new path for the treatment of biomass and waste residues. The German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT has developed the innovative Thermo-Catalytic Reforming TCR. This new technology is able to convert biomass into synthesis gas, biooil, biochar and water. To promote the technique, Fraunhofer UMSICHT founded the spin-off […]

Some Solutions for End-of-Life Tires

In Europe, through the joint efforts of recyclers and tire producers, it had been possible to convince the EU authorities not to ban the use of tire-derived granules in artificial turf infill pending further research into their environmental and health impact. This represented a major issue given that infill constituted a “very big” application area […]

New Generation of Handheld Metal Alloy Analyzers

The metal recycling industry now has access to a new generation of tools that can maximize their sorting processes to achieve higher returns and improve profitability. Analytical equipment that can provide scrap yards with accurate alloy identification is not new to the global recycling market. Most metal scrap yards have some sort of analysis equipment […]

REnescience: A New Technology with Global Ambitions

The Danish-based Dong Energy intends to finance, build and operate the world‘s first bio plant for handling unsorted household waste without prior treatment. According to the Danish Company, the developed new technology, REnescience, is able to separate and sort household waste for recycling, by means of enzymes. It has been tested at a demonstration plant […]

Turning Waste Cotton into New Fiber for the Fashion Industry

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, old worn-out cotton clothing that is not suitable for reuse can be turned into new fibers for the textile industry using a new cellulose dissolution technique. A group of Finnish organizations have launched a project in the course of which the new production technique will be tried […]

Meat and Bone Meal as a Source of Phosphorus

Slaughterhouse waste is processed into meat and bone meal and subsequently fed to livestock or is incinerated. According to the German Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, this meal could be put to better use, because it contains phosphorus, a scarce mineral used as fertilizer. A new system burns meal, producing ash that […]