Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • New developments in ship recycling

    Recycling techniques for end-of-life ships developed by a LIFE project are now being used by shipyards in Spain to dismantle fishing vessels and support ships. And Reciclauto Navarra, the company behind the project has just signed an agreement to be involved in safer ship recycling in North and West Africa. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Changing lives for a changing climate

    Based in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, the EKO-LIFE project found a novel way to address climate change, while supplementing existing policies and actions. “It is hard for people to change their lifestyles, because there are always difficult decisions to make, so we decided to provide experimental spaces for people to try out new things,” […]

  • Waste sludge finds new life as biofuel

    Treating wastewater from industrial plants is an expensive business, requiring a lot of energy and generating high carbon emissions. EffiSludge for LIFE has a solution to this – converting waste sludge from the process into biogas. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Plant-fibre guardrails hit EU roads

    An unusual sight now greets drivers travelling down the N272 in North Brabant, the Netherlands. One of the first bio-based safety guardrails installed in Europe lines a 20-metre stretch on both sides of the road. The construction replaces metal elements from conventional guardrails, notably substituting their environmentally problematic zinc oxide coating. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Hydrogen-powered bin lorries move closer to market

    A transnational LIFE project plans to start testing two hydrogen-powered bin lorries in Eindhoven this October. Led by the NGO, WaterstofNet, the LIFE’N Grab Hy project is demonstrating a zero-emission and low noise alternative to traditional refuse collection vehicles. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Greening processed food production

    The food processing industry’s biggest impact on the environment comes from cleaning and disinfection. While this is vital for food hygiene and safety, it consumes vast amounts of water, energy and chemicals. Cleaning and sanitisation also releases undesirable chemicals into the environment, and generates wastewater and greenhouse gases. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Training fishermen to save sea turtles

    Commercial fishing has unintended negative consequences for sea turtles. An estimated 200 000 turtles die every year in the Mediterranean after being accidentally caught in fishing nets. The Italian Marine Science Institute led a project called TARTALIFE to tackle unnecessary turtle deaths, focusing on the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) in particular. Powered by WPeMatico