Britain’s largest lake covered with ‘toxic’ blue-green algae

People have been urged to stay out of Windermere Lake as it turned green from algae

EU approves €110m Austrian scheme to support agri-producers hit by rising energy costs

The measure will be open to companies active in the primary agricultural production sector that have been affected by the increase in energy prices, fertilisers and other raw materials

Race to the bottom: Will we start deep sea mining?

The government is allegedly looking at plans to evaluate potential underwater reserves of key materials for EV batteries

World Bank warns: “Energy shocks from war in Ukraine could last for three years”

The world faces the highest energy prices since the 1970s, according to the world’s largest creditor institution

UK consults on cutting ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers use

It will help to significantly reduce nitrogen deposition to land and in turn help reduce damage to peat bogs, which are an important carbon sink, thereby helping to tackle climate change

Energy from anaerobic digestion on the rise

The number of sites processing food waste and manure to make energy and fertilisers rose a third over the last year. A new recycling survey from waste body WRAP reveals there were 117 working anaerobic digestion (AD) sites in 2013, up from 87 the year before. This doubled the amount of organic matter churned through […]

UK firm wins Brazilian gas-to-chemicals contract

A UK engineering and construction firm has been awarded a contract to build a gas-to-chemicals facility in Brazil. Foster Wheeler’s agreement for Petrobras’ ‘Complexo Gas-Quimico UFN-IV’ will include design, technical assistance and training during the construction phase up until the successful completion of the plant. The plant is expected to produce more than 1million tonnes […]