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Dow wastewater reuse

Dow’s Wastewater Recycling Partnership Closes the Resources Loop

Water, says Dow’s Niels Groot, “sits at the intersection of necessity and scarcity. Since we do not have a replacement for water, we’ve got to focus on the scarcity side of the picture.” In an effort to reduce freshwater use at its largest chemical facility, Dow partnered with Evides Water … Read more »

Arizona Chemical Begins Construction on 100% Recycled Asphalt Bike Lane

Arizona Chemical has started construction on a 100 percent recycled asphalt pavement bike lane in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Rotterdam is the first city in the Netherlands to use 100 percent recycled asphalt in a sub, base and top layer of a bicycle road. This is the first time 100 percent recycled … Read more »

WWTP Echten

Thermal Pressure Hydrolysis Reduces Sludge Treatment Cost

HoSt’s thermal pressure hydrolysis (TPH) pilot plant is now operating at the Netherland’s wastewater treatment plant Echten. The first batch of sludge is hydrolyzed with steam and pumped to the digester. The system reduces the cost of sludge treatment and allows recovery of the raw materials, the company says. It … Read more »

Avery Dennison Expands Film Matrix Recycling

Avery Dennison and Belgian-based Seliplast AG (acronym for Second Life for Plastics) have launched what they say is a first-of-its-kind recycling option for label matrix waste made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The program is now available to converters in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France. This new offering builds on … Read more »

Shanks Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

Shanks’ Hazardous Waste Division Launches Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

International waste-to-product company Shanks Group has launched a hazardous waste ultrasonic cleaning service in the Netherlands, which it says will increase volumes and improve efficiency. Reym, part of Shanks’ Hazardous Waste Division, uses the technology for cleaning large pipe bundles from refineries. The pipes are put into the ultrasonic cleaning … Read more »

sugar beets

Can Sugar Beets Produce Chemicals?

AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands, Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to produce chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and economic assessment on … Read more »

AkzoNobel Additive Makes Roads Safer, Cuts CO2

AkzoNobel Additive Makes Roads Safer, Cuts CO2

AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt that helps to protect against frost damage and makes driving safer. Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice forming in their bodies, Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a fully biodegradable additive for de-icing brine. It works by slowing … Read more »

UK Lags Behind In Plastic Recycling

UK Lags Behind In Plastic Recycling

Over 77 percent of total European plastic waste is generated by seven countries, and of those, the UK is the worst when it comes to recycling and energy recovery, according to a recent report by Wrights GPX Plastics. The report notes that although there has been a positive trend in … Read more »

Food Waste

Scrap ‘Best Before’ Labels on Long-Life Foods, EU States Say

“Best before” labels add to food waste, according to several European Union states that are asking the European Commission to exempt products — such as some long-life produce — from the mandatory labels. According to a discussion paper, put forward by the Netherlands and Sweden and backed by Austria, Denmark, … Read more »

Colsen Wastewater treatment at Voin

Wastewater Treatment Halves Energy Use

Voin, a global food company based in the Netherlands, has selected Colsen to build a wastewater treatment plant at the food company’s Boxtel location. The companies expect the installation to be operational by the end of the year. Hydrobusiness will operate the plant. Colsen’s technology can halve energy costs compared … Read more »

EV Charging station

Contract Wins: ABB, Tetra Tech, Harsco, GBB

ABB has won a contract to supply chargers for more than 200 nationwide Fastned electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands. The roll-out will bring a charging station within 50 kilometers of all 16.7 million inhabitants in the country. ABB will supply Fastned with 50 kW Terra 52 or Terra 53 … Read more »