Deep Isolation licenses disposal technology to Amentum : Waste & Recycling

10 August 2022 Deep Isolation has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with technical and engineering services provider Amentum to cooperate on the commercialization of Deep Isolation’s radioactive waste disposal technology around the world. Deep Isolation’s concept for the disposal of nuclear fuel and high-level waste (Image: Deep Isolation) Berkeley, California-based Deep Isolation’s solution for the … Read more

Undersea nuclear waste dump off Cumbria risks harm to marine life, experts warn | Nuclear waste

Plans to dispose of radioactive nuclear waste beneath the seabed off the north-west coast of England risk seriously harming marine life including mammals such as dolphins and whales, experts have warned. Seismic surveys in the Irish Sea near Cumbria get under way on Saturday to explore whether the area is suitable for a proposed facility. … Read more

UTA recognized for its efforts in addressing food insecurity and reducing food waste

The University of Texas at Arlington has won the national Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The University of Texas at Arlington has won the national Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The Excellence in Sustainability Award … Read more

Surging demand for cobalt spurs hunt for mineral in Australia’s mine waste

When the Queensland state government sent Anita Parbhakar-Fox to the remote town of Mt Isa in the Australian outback to hunt for cobalt in copper mine waste, the geology professor had high expectations. But when she tested the samples back at her lab at the University of Queensland she was shocked. One reading showed 7,000 … Read more

NRC issues final EIS on New Mexico used fuel facility : Waste & Recycling

14 July 2022 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Holtec International’s proposed consolidated HI-STORE interim storage facility (CISF). The final EIS includes the NRC staff’s recommendation that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude the NRC from issuing a construction and operation license for environmental … Read more

A cutting-edge “turning waste into treasure” technology for Municipal solid waste – BIOENGINEER.ORG

With the improvement of people’s living standards, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) has also increased year by year, resulting in a series of environmental problems that have attracted the attention of the whole people. MSW contains a lot of fuels that can be used as fuel for cement production, and inert as raw … Read more

NTU Singapore and poultry firm Leong Hup Singapore collaborate to create Singapore’s first ‘zero waste’ poultry processing facility

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and poultry producer Leong Hup Singapore Pte Ltd have jointly developed processes to repurpose waste materials from poultry farming. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and poultry producer Leong Hup Singapore Pte Ltd have jointly developed processes to repurpose waste materials from poultry farming. One of the key innovations … Read more

Fourth location joins search for UK repository site : Waste & Recycling

01 July 2022 A Community Partnership has formed in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, in eastern England to consider whether the UK’s Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) could be safely located and built deep underground beyond the coastline there. It is the fourth such partnership in the UK, following three that were established in west Cumbria in north-west England … Read more

Pioneering recycling turns mixed waste into premium plastics with no climate impact – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Only a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil raw materials in the production of new plastic. The recycling method is inspired by the natural carbon … Read more

New PET-like plastic made directly from waste biomass – BIOENGINEER.ORG

It is becoming increasingly obvious that moving away from fossil fuels and avoiding the accumulation of plastics in the environment are key to addressing the challenge of climate change. In that vein, there are considerable efforts to develop degradable or recyclable polymers made from non-edible plant material referred to as “lignocellulosic biomass”. It is becoming … Read more