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 […]