Novozymes produces biogas from wastewater
BAGSVAERD, DENMARK: Novozymes and Novo Nordisk use wastewater from the factories in Kalundborg, Denmark for a large scale production of biogas. The new biogas reactor produces as much electricity as 7 offshore wind turbines, reduces CO2 emissions and lowers energy costs. The companies have installed a 36 metre tall, high-performance biogas reactor.
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Ecolab introduces antimicrobial fruit and vegetable treatment
CHICAGO, US: Ecolab Inc introduces antimicrobial fruit and vegetable treatment (AFVT), a breakthrough product to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks related to ineffective produce washing in foodservice operations. AFVT is the industry’s first no-rinse produce wash to earn both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for pathogen reduction in the water for whole produce and on the surface of cut fruits and
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European Investment Bank to finance Repsol’s R&D programme
MADRID, SPAIN: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will finance Repsol’s research and development plan (R&D) with €200 million. The EIB will finance a development programme that includes improvements in natural gas transport, energy efficiency, optimization of refining processes, development and production of petrochemical derivatives and carbon dioxide storage. This will also include programme for systems development in renewable energy, biofuels and transport solutions.