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Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Home-produced biogas is a promising technology that could “provoke a ‘domestic green energy revolution – if we let it”, contends Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Research fellow Samuel Alexander, who trialled it in his household.
Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 15th Feb 2018
Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

An innovative food-waste-conversion system trialled by Deakin University researchers in partnership with CSIRO, local and industry councils could save hundreds of tonnes of GG-emitting organic waste from landfill a year. The trial program also netted the uni a finalist’s spot in the upcoming Green Gown Awards Australasia.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Sep 2017
Summary: Next Gen Compost project field trial findings

Summary: Next Gen Compost project field trial findings

Crop trials conducted as part of the EPA-funded Next Gen Compost project provided scientific evidence of soil and productivity benefits following the application of recycled-organics compost to soil used to grow capsicums and corn.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 7th Jun 2017
Using compost to grow better bananas and berries

Using compost to grow better bananas and berries

A NSW DPI project is helping boost sustainable markets for recycled organics compost among broadacre horticulturalists, via workshops, field walks and more.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Nov 2016
Growing bigger, better fruit from urban green waste

Growing bigger, better fruit from urban green waste

Orchardist and Nuffield Scholar Mitchell McNab is using household organic waste from 11 Melbourne metro councils to grow bigger, more consistently sized apples and pears with less water.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Nov 2016
Better soil, better turf: expanding sports-field markets for compost

Better soil, better turf: expanding sports-field markets for compost

Australian waste-management company AgEnviro Solutions has received $350,000 in NSW EPA funding to show sports field managers across NSW how recycled organics composts can boost turf performance.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Nov 2016
dirtgirlworld: Compost ROcks!

dirtgirlworld: Compost ROcks!

The dirtgirlworld-led Compost ROcks! toolkit and year-long social media campaign aims to encourage local councils and householders to “find multiple uses for compost”.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Nov 2016
US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

Two Tennessee-based PhD students are turning the pulpy lignin waste from biofuel and paper production into biodegradable mulch films for farmers, in a win-win for processors, producers and the planet.
Merran White, Published 11th Jul 2016
Waste Less, Recycle More: EPA-backed project aims to expand farmers’ access to organic compost across NSW

Waste Less, Recycle More: EPA-backed project aims to expand farmers’ access to organic compost across NSW

A new $210,000 project, helmed by compost industry experts MRA Consulting and Fertcare® with support from the Australian Organics Recycling Association aims to expand the recycled-organics market across NSW.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Feb 2016
Which savvy City Council is converting green waste into grower profits?

Which savvy City Council is converting green waste into grower profits?

Can urban green waste be turned into grower profits- used to grow tomatoes, lettuces, fresh green turf, then sold back to the city folk that created the waste? A Brisbane-based, HIA-backed project suggests that yes, it can...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 22nd Jun 2015

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