ADBA name change; Study on Nottingham Heat Network; Views on business sustainability; Contamination costs
Name change for ADBA
The Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association has changed its name with immediate effect to the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association.
This is to reflect that as new technologies and products develop, there will be opportunities to incorporate them with anaerobic digestion to improve profitability and sustain the industry’s growth.
Chief executive Charlotte Morton (left), said: “AD has always been about more than the biogas - we all value the nutrients and minerals in the digestate, too.
“Our name change, therefore, reflects the wider objective to fully represent all the current benefits of AD as well as those emerging in the biochemistry and products arena.”
Eunomia to study extended Nottingham Heat Network
Nottingham City Council has commissioned Eunomia to help optimise the commercial potential of the city’s district heat network, which derives most of its power from local combined heat and power incineration.
The research will include an assessment of the performance of the London Road Heat Station, a cost benefit model of energy output from adding a third network line to Eastcroftne, and an investigation of the feasibility of relocating the heat station.
Different views on sustainability among business leaders
Around nine in ten current CEOs and future business leaders believe businesses should have a social purpose. But while 86% of current leaders think businesses are already putting this into practice, just a fifth of the younger generation agrees they are doing so – showing a clear gap between the views of today’s CEOs and the next generation, according to research by Coca-Cola Enterprises.
The study, Combining Profit and Purpose, is based on the views of 50 CEOs and almost 150 MBA and MSc students and recent graduates across Europe.
Scottish councils to face contamination costs
Recycling bins contaminated with general waste could cost a Scottish council more than £500,000 per year in lost income and increased processing charges.
Recycling companies collecting waste for Fife Council are finding food waste, nappies and even dog excrement in paper containers, while food and garden waste is being contaminated with glass, plastics and rubble.