Life cycle assessment of waste wood used for energy production – Methodology and case studies
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2020)
To assess the sustainability along the whole value chain, life cycle-based methodologies have been developed over the last years. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) considers environmental impacts along supply chains, from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life of products (ASI 2006). The aim of this paper is to describe the use of LCA to assess the environmental impacts of the use of waste wood for energy production. Important methodological aspects on the use of LCA for the assessment of waste wood are presented using two different case studies from the H2020 projects STORY (Added value of STOrage in distribution sYstems) and TORERO (TORefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output: large-scale demonstration).

Reporting of food waste in the EU – Results of current estimates in Germany
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2020)
In February 2019, the German Federal Cabinet adopted the 'National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste', setting a framework for the future direction of this initiative. Among other things, it stipulated that an inter-ministerial "Indicator 12.3 Working Group" should prepare the data bases and methods for nationwide balancing of food waste generation (baseline). Based on existing 2015 data, this status quo analysis will be used as a starting point to agree on milestones for the respective sectors.

The potential of insects in waste management – an introduction to possible applications
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2020)
In order to remain competitive for achieving a circular economy we need to consider even more alternative pathways to close the loop for material and waste streams down to a nutritional level. A sustainable and value adding strategy is the intensified rearing and use of insects, in particular the use of edible species as human food and animal feed.

High-quality biogenic silica from agricultural residues
© Wasteconsult International (5/2017)
The objectives of this paper are to present some interim results of an ongoing Project and to shortly introduce the scope of the project and the partners.

Production of activated carbons from biomass waste for environmental applications
© Wasteconsult International (5/2017)
The production of activated carbon from olive residue using carbon dioxide is studied in a new microreactor system.

Combined separation of fine dust and pollutant gases during the energetic utilization of biogenic residues
© Wasteconsult International (5/2017)
Within the framework of a joint project a filter system was developed for the combined separation of fine dust and gaseous acidifying pollutants for biomass combustion processes by the Institute for Particle Processing Technology (University of Paderborn), the company Hellmich GmbH and Co. KG and the DBFZ German Biomass Research Centre, non-profit LLC

Autothermal fast pyrolysis of woody residues and wastes for the production of wood adhesives
© Wasteconsult International (5/2017)
Fast pyrolysis of birch wood and birch bark sawdust, and of hydrolysis lignin have been studied in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor at a reaction temperature of 500°C under conventional endothermic pyrolysis as well as with partial (air) oxidation to achieve autothermal conditions.

Quality Assurance of compost and digestate products in Flanders, a safeguard for product quality
© European Compost Network ECN e.V. (6/2014)
The biological treatment of biowaste through composting and anaerobic digestion in the Flemish Region, is subject to the Flemish Regulation on Sustainable Materials Management and Waste, setting out the criteria for different waste streams to obtain the status of a product. For organic fertilizers or soil improvers, the waste treatment plants must obtain a quality certificate, based on a system of independent quality assurance and certification.

Design and validation of an Action Plan to produce animal feed vegetable flour from food waste
© European Compost Network ECN e.V. (6/2014)
Almost three quarters of vegetable by-products generated from food industry and retail trade end up in dumps. However, they can be valued as raw material for animal feed, if they are managed under appropriate conditions. The Clean-Feed project ( is funded by European LIFE+ program and Basque Government. The aim of this study is to reduce up to 70% of vegetable wastes generated in the Basque Country.

Recovery of nutrients from Organic Fraction of Municipal SĂłlid Waste (OFMSW) in the Ecoparc 2 of Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona: alternatives to the current process
© European Compost Network ECN e.V. (6/2014)
Recovery of nutrients from the OFMSW is a relevant topic as evidenced by the European initiative ”End of Waste”. Following this guideline, the Ecoparc 2 of Montcada i Reixac, belonging to the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, submits the OFMSW to anaerobic digestion and then the digestate is separated mechanically, fisrt by pressing and then by centrifugation.

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