NEWS & UPDATES from Target Renewables Ltd. (TRL)

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At a time when renewable energy still seems the only sustainable way forward, governments continue to squeeze the sector with tariff reductions and ever-increasing barriers of site restrictions and regulation.  In the UK, as a ressult the roll-out of new-build AD has virtually stopped.   Dr. Robin Szmidt recently spoke at the REA Scottish Organics conference in Cumbernauld, describing the way in which upgrading existing compost businesses with integrated AD can lead to improved performance and reap the benefits of improved product quality and throughput.  This is perhaps the most effective strateegy remaining in the sector.  You can download the presentation here or contact us for further details. 

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Thoeni GmbH of Austria, project partner with TRL has recently won contracts in Sweden and Hawaii for the construction of TTV 'High Solids' anaerobic digestion.   TRL was involved in introducing some of the key players in the USA : another example of the pivotal role of specialists and specialist kowledge.   In Sweden TRL has been involved at all stages of the project from concept > procurement & bidding > implementation and now ABPR compliance.   You can read more about the projects at  http://www.thoeni.com/en/news.html

Martin GmbH of Munich and TRL announce an agreement for long-term cooperation in environmental engineering.   For the full press release click on the download link below.

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TRL will be exhibiting alongside Martin GmbH at the Renewable Energy Association annual conference and exhibition in Northamptonshire on 3rd March.   This one day event is the key focal point bringing together the AD and composting sectors: it's what we do! 

TRL will be present with Thoeni Industriebetriebe GmbH at the 2016 Biocycle exhibition and conference in San Diego, California, 4-7 April.   The event will focus attention on the market leading TTV concept from Thoeni in the rapidly expanding US market.  Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting at the event or any other time t5o discuss this exciting opportunity.

Our Biocycle article about adding an AD facility to composting sites was listed second in the Biocycle 2015 top 10 downloads. In first place was a US-wide survey about foodwaste, so that's a good result !

Dr. Robin Szmidt of TRL will speak at the Biocycle REFOR15 conference and exhibition in Boston, USA 19-22 October 2015.  Presentations will span the benefits of Dry-AD in a circular economic model and also selecting technology for soil and agricultural benefit. For the full programme visit http://www.biocyclerefor.com/

Dr. Robin Szmidt, Director at TRL, will address the UK AD & Biogas exhibition and conference on 2nd July 2015.   The presentation will focus on the use of integrated high-solids AD to change the face of the biogas industry, integrating into the whole-life of the organics sector. LINK

Target renewables was recently represented at the III International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, held in Murcia (Spain).  TRL researchi into recovered minerals and composts was presented as a research poster, attracting considerable interest in the TRL approach to integrated resource-use.

Dr. Robin Szmidt of Target Renewables Ltd will address the BIOCYCLE West Coast Conference, 13-16th April 2015, in Portland, Oregon.  The presentation focuses on High Solids (Dry) AD within the context of the emerging demand for a "Circular Economy" that maximises resource use and business integration.  See:               http://www.biocyclewestcoast.com/


Target Renewables research caused quite a stir recently at the Scottish Soils Conference, organised by Scottish Organic Forum. Target Renewables exhibited soils from our project on landfill restoration using soils remediated with recovered quarry wastes. Soils from plots treated with mineral fines (Rockdusts) with high quality compost showed tremendous soil regeneration and plant growth compared to untreated areas. While untreated areas support little plant growth and are at risk of erosion marked improvements from using composts and rockdusts are in plant growth, survival, quality, biomass, biodiversity and general sustainable soil formation.


TRL in Scandinavia and Middle East. New developments in 2014-15 include confidential projects on anaerobic digestion of farm and kerb-side collected wastes at opposite ends of Europe, the near Mid-East and Scandinavia over an extreme temperature range of about 45 or 50 C !


TRL @ RWM.  Target Renewables will be exhibiting for the first time at RWM at the NEC, Birmingham 16th - 18th September.   Please visit us at Stand 4C04 where we will be featuring our consultancy services for AD and WASTE SMART training.


TRL on LinkedIn. TRL has developed a company page at LinkedIn.   Why not check us out and click to follow us?   https://www.linkedin.com/company/target-renewables-ltd


TRL WASTE SMART trainee is the 1000th successful candidate.     TRL trainee Tanya Peshkur has become the 1000th candidate to pass the CIWM WASTE SMART course.   Read the full press release at   http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/ciwm%E2%80%99s-waste-smart-training-course-celebrates-reaching-milestone


ADBA Conference Programme announced:  The programme of speakers at this year's  ADBA conference and exhibition has just been announced.  Dr. Robin Szmidt of TRL will speak about "Planning for digestate and realising its value" on the 2nd of July 14. http://adbiogas.co.uk/uk-ad-biogas-2014/


TRL short-listed for  ADBA Award.   Target Renewables have been shortlisted for the AD hero/team of the year award at the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014 taking place on Wednesday 2nd July at the NEC, Birmingham.  The exhibition and conference takes place 2-3rd July (see: http://adbiogas.co.uk/).  Any such nomination is only short-listed by the ADBA review group when it reflects an outstanding contribution of an individual or team to the UK AD sector.  Short-listing is an honour in itself and TRL would like to thank customers and associates for their continued support.

 

WASTE SMART:   Target Renewables is delighted to announce the award of Trainer Status to Dr. Robin Szmidt of TRL.

Waste Smart is certification for everyone in production industry, not just the waste sector because we all produce waste in our businesses.  Understanding your obligations and responsibilities and how this impacts on your businesses is a critical cost issue.  Being Smart and understanding your waste will bring significant benefits.

 

Waste Smart is the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management's (CIWM) industry standard training course offering practical and sustainable waste and resource management skills.   CIWM is the professional body representing the waste and resource industry, and sets the professional standards in the sector. Waste Smart is a Defra and ESA supported certificate that provides a concise introduction to waste and resource management for those not directly involved with the industry. The course increases understanding of how and why waste should be managed efficiently, and offers advice and guidance that will save money and aid regulatory compliance.     We will be running Waste Smart courses specifically emphaising the needs of the Renewables sector during 2014.Please contact us at Target Renewables for more information.  (March 2014)


ESSEX PROJECT SUCCESS : Congratulations to Material Change Ltd for award of Preferred Bidder status for the development of a combined anaerobic digestion and composting plant in Essex. Target Renewables supported the bid programme, providing background technical evidence and input to the bid team and the technology providers and will continue to do so during the forthcoming pre-planning design phase. The team looks forward to the next stages leading to project implementation. For the full press release see:      https://www.essex.gov.uk/News/Pages/Preferred-Bidder-Announced-for-Essex-Biowaste-Contract.aspx                                                                     (March 2014)

 

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INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS:  The Environment Agency (EA) are reviewing operation permits to determine if activities undertaken are listed within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and will need to be permitted in due course as an installation.  The EA have produced guidance but it is not definitive.  The regulator's intention is that once this screening exercise is complete they will write directly to all potentially impacted operators formally alerting them to the requirements of IED and to the need to provide further information.  To discuss your situation and for us to assess your future compliance issues please contact Target Renewables.  (March 2014)