Veolia launches BioTrading platform
Veolia has announced the launch of an online platform to make it easier for buyers and sellers to trade in organic resources. Describing its BioTrading platform as “the first of its kind”, the company said: “Unlike other parts of the economy, there is no price comparison or trading platform for organic resources and buyers and sellers currently waste time and money navigating a confusing marketplace. By dealing directly, the website will enable sellers get a good price for their product and gain maximum value from their waste and process by-products, and buyers will benefit from having access to a central platform boasting transparent and fair prices.”
Veolia said there are some 100m tonnes of raw materials and biofuels produced every year. The service is aimed at anyone who has resources, or requires them, including water, farming, construction, food and drink, anaerobic digestion, and the biodiesel and bioethanol industry. It explained: “A wide range of resources will be made available on the website including food waste, food for redistribution, industrial organic by-products, agricultural wastes, biodiesel and bioethanol residues, sewage and industrial sludge and wood. To ease logistics buyers can also make use of compliant haulage services if required.”
Raquel Carrasco, organics and technology director at Veolia UK, added: “For the UK, it means more waste can be turned back into resources, boosting sustainability, delivering value and promoting a more circular economy.