The first field test of a form of urine-powered electricity generation in a remote rural location has taken place in Uganda, with significant success.
The technology, known as Pee Power, produces electricity from urine and other types of wastewater and was developed by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC), part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Planning applications for ‘environmentally-friendly’ waste management sites have dropped by 20 per cent in the past year as local authorities feel the squeeze from continuing budget cuts, according to commercial law firm EMW.
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy and incorporate resource-efficient features into a new stand as statistics reveal the impact of climate change on the sport.
The Renewable Energy Association says that EU figures revealing that the UK is lagging behind the rest of the EU on commitments to meet 2020 renewable energy targets should be a ‘wake-up call’ to the government on renewable policy.
A round up of news from the waste and resources sector including funding for community projects in Northern Ireland, ethical business accreditation to a UK mattress company, a charity Christmas jumper swap, and more.
Using hydrogen as fuel could, in theory, shrink transport emissions to nearly zero. It might sound too good to be true, but strides are already being made to bring it to the world of waste and recycling.