A South Lakes campaign group are asking people to remember the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster today. Radiation Free Lakeland say their campaign against new nuclear builds both locally and overseas goes on, and are asking local school children to send them wildlife drawings, which they’ll then send onto bosses promoting nuclear mining in Finland.
Lakeland Radio 26th Apr 2010 more >>
Biogen Greenfinch is on track to make operating profits of about £2.5m this year. It now processes thousands of tonnes of waste food collected from local councils, supermarkets and manufacturers, along with the family’s pig slurry. The energy is created through a process called anaerobic digestion, which Ibbett first researched at agricultural college in the 1980s. The technology has been used for years in Britain to treat sewage. It uses bacteria, in a heat controlled oxygen-free vessel, to break down organic waste and produce a methane-rich gas that can be used to generate electricity. All that is left behind is fertiliser, water and heat.
Sunday Times 2nd May 2010 more >>