EcoideaM has initiated two further sponsored MSc projects at Edinburgh University on phosphate sustainability with a focus on the recovery of phosphorous from anaerobic digestate utilising biochar as a filtration medium. These two projects will look at the use of biochar as a filter medium and at the use of enhanced phosphate recovery microorganisms. These two projects form part of early studies into the development of a new technology for the creation of value from anaerobic digestate.
Two sponsored MSc projects have been initiated with Stirling University. These will look at the development of a new web based tool to identify and evaluate urban buildings suitable for roof-top growing as part of the wider sustainable cities concept. The other project will look at the potential to displace wooden pallets by pallets manufactured from recycled plastics. Both of these projects form part of early studies in the development of new technologies.