New anaerobic digestion ‘toolbox’ launched for agricultural sector

It provides information and makes tools available to help AD developers to prepare the evaluation and structuring of the basic economics of their projects

Nigeria spill case against Shell to be heard in English courts

Case revolves around 40,000 people affected by oil pollution in the Niger Delta

Plants feel down too! Stress in plants can now be measured

The technology is designed to detect stressful plant conditions, including drought, heat, cold and light stress

Green is good, but who trusts it?

A new study finds only a third of EU consumers trust the green credentials of food products

Scotland awards £18m to support sustainable farming

Letters with grant offers have been sent to more than 3,500 eligible farmers and crofters towards the purchase of agricultural equipment chosen for its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gases

New partnership to help Egyptian farmers buy solar irrigation systems

Using solar power for pumping water is estimated to help farmers save $875m annually in diesel fuel costs

Could tinted solar panels boost crop yields and farms’ incomes?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have demonstrated the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce ‘nutritionally-superior’ crops simultaneously

New scheme to reward farmers for environmental services and benefits

The Environmental Land Management scheme will pay for public goods including improved air, water and soil quality and climate change mitigation

Scotland ploughs £1m into helping farmers diversify into forestry and fight climate change

The Agriculture Transformation Programme is a key initiative that aims to support the agriculture sector in helping Scotland meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets

REA and ADBA launch survey to treat organic waste surplus caused by Covid-19 lockdown

The initiative aims to connect suppliers with regulators and prioritise recycling through anaerobic digestion over other types of disposal such as energy recovery, incineration and landfill