Coffee bean waste produced at some of London’s main train stations is soon to travel to a more desirable destination. The UK’s Network Rail has agreed a contract with ‘Bio-bean’, an innovative company which can transform waste coffee beans into biofuels. Not only will these biofuels generate power for homes, businesses and vehicles, it will also benefit passengers in that any costs saved from expensive landfill disposal will be rerouted into upgrading the current railway system.
Water covers 70 % of the Earth and many of Europe’s natural riches lie in the seas around its coasts. A Green Week session heard about efforts to build environmental safeguards into an expanded blue economy.
NASA reported Wednesday that this was the hottest June on record (tied with 1998). And it’s now all but certain 2015 will be the hottest year on record, probably by a wide margin — as what increasingly appears to be one of the strongest El Niños in 50 years boosts the underlying global warming trend.
The Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present proposals for the 2015 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes.