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Eggs turning food waste into a biogas and natural fertiliser
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Eggs turning food waste into a biogas and natural fertiliser

A Cork engineer has come up with a solution on how businesses and households could use their food waste to generate free, clean cooking biogas and natural fertiliser, writes KATE RYAN

A FASCINATION with a type of bacteria that can live without the need for air is a niche area of interest, to say the least.

But for Kieran Coffey, a Clonakilty-based engineer, it has been the foundation of a lifetime’s body of work culminating in his invention, MyGug.

Every year in Ireland, a million tonnes of food is wasted. Some food waste is composted, usually, at the domestic level, … Read More »

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First batch of aviation biofuel produced by Spanish energy company Repsol
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First batch of aviation biofuel produced by Spanish energy company Repsol

SPANISH energy company Repsol has produced the national market’s first batch of aviation biofuel. The 7,000 t batch, which was derived from biomass, will prevent 440 t of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

Spain’s Integrated National Climate and Energy Plan 2021–2030 acknowledges biofuels as the most widely available and widely used renewable technology in transport. Furthermore, it adds that in sectors such as aviation, such fuel will continue to be the only way to reduce fossil fuel use over the coming years.

The biojet – biomass-derived jet fuel – produced by Repsol has a less than 5% … Read More »

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