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Enfinium reveals UK’s first carbon capture rail-linked project

The CO2 hub

UK: Ambitious development aims to decarbonise the vast Ferrybridge Multifuel EfW facilities, which have a combined waste processing capacity of 1.45Mt/yr


Tender issued for Devon-based EfW heating network

Heat pipes ready to be installed, image copyright EWB

UK: Plans include supplying heat to three new schools, 4,500 planned homes and 24,500m2 of commercial space

Ence Biogas and Sener confirm project for six biomethane-producing plants

Biomethane supply

Spain: The new facilities are expected to start operations in 2025 and 2026

£888m Derby EfW rebuild tender-process started

The EfW plant

UK: Work focuses on completing the failed build of a 190,000t/yr waste-gasification facility

UK ‘bans’ nitrous oxide in boost to EfW plant operators

Canisters dumped in the street, Photograph: Adam Webb/Getty Images

Viridor has welcomed the ban after revealing last year 1000s of canister were “causing operational challenges” for its Beddington-based EfW plant

RED negotiators prepare for horse-trading

Biomass ready to be processed

Swedish diplomats have asked member states to consider further raising the EU’s renewable energy target in this week’s talks on revising the Renewable Energy Directive, while indicating that the EU Council ‘stands firm’ on biomass

Powerfuel Portland EfW plant refused

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Developer has confirmed it will appeal after the 202,000t/yr EfW plant was snubbed

England’s household waste recycling rate continues to stagnate

A MRF, image Wikicommons

New figures reveal England’s recycling rate continuing to stagnate, as the waste industry calls for government to make policy reforms to boost market confidence

Indaver's John Ahern on planning struggles, nearly 30 years in the sector, and why he'd do it all over again

John Ahern and Luke Walsh

Every fortnight the Burning Issue looks at different elements of the energy recovery sector, taking the starting point that while energy recovery has moved some waste out of landfill, where does the sector go from here?

Enfinium-backed report highlights EfW’s benefits to energy security and economy

 Ferrybridge Multifuel two has an R1 value of 0.85

EfW offers the UK a way out of the “perfect storm” of supply challenges, labour shortages, global supply chain disruptions, and an energy crisis - if policy barriers can be overcome

Businesses behind badly run landfill sentenced over permit breaches

Waste at the landfill site, image copyright EA

UK: The site was also part of a six-year investigation into an alleged £78m landfill tax fraud, which was dropped without anyone being charged in 2021

Acciona starts construction of Logrosán biomass-fired plant

Work starts at the biomass-fired plant

Spain: Facility is due to be operational in second half of 2025 and will produce up 376GWh/yr

Suez 'surprised’ by potential Haverton Hill EfW strike action

One of the Haverton Hill EfW sites

UK: Workers have rejected a pay increase of 6%, saying wages have seen a “real terms pay cut” of more than 30% since 2012, according to union the GMB

EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: Feb 2023

The planned Darwen-based biogas plant

This month: Interest in biogas facilities continues to rise, Sweden holds stance on bioenergy, Northacre gains planning consent, and our regular full facilities update

EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2023

EA staff were on strike in January

This report covers the unusual move by FCC to start the permitting process for an EfW facility it does not yet have the rights to develop, the entry into force of the UK generator levy, Aviva’s plans to sell a stake in its Newport EfW plant and more problems for the delayed MGT Teesside biomass-fired project

EWB Insight report : Nov 2022

One of Nature Energy's plants

This month: Nature Energy sold for €1.9bn, row over banning UK waste exports, a big waste deal for Biffa, developments in CCS and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: October 2022

Indaver is building Essex's first major EfW plant

This month: Another twist in Essex’s troubled waste-tendering process, EfW progresses towards EU ETS, UK twice rules out energy recovery moratorium and the waste company waiving levies totalling £4.75m (€5.45m)

EWB Insight report: September 2022

Viridor's new Tilbury-based plant

This month: Essex waste deal and Viridor’s Tilbury EfW plant, Fortum targets UK-based EfW developments and Northacre developers look again at gasification technology

EWB Insight report: August 2022

The Amagger Bakke EfW plant

This month: EfW developers need to accept call-ins as part of planning process, low fines are encouraging waste criminals, more ‘wildcat’ strikes could hit facility builds, and Copehagen will miss 2025 carbon neutral target due to EfW missing out on CCS funding

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