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High Court quashes decision against Arc21 EfW project

An artist's impression of the plant

Northern Ireland-based project is planned to process up to 300,000t/yr and has been recommended for approval four times


Ofgem confirms investigation of Drax’s biomass-profiling

Drax biomass domes

Drax appointed a third party to verify its biomass sustainability and profiling data last year

UK consults on policies to end biodegradable waste to landfill

Food waste should not got to landfill by 2030

Measures include plans to eliminate food waste to landfill by 2030 and burying no more than 10% of municipal waste by 2035

Only one facility approved so far under UK biomethane-support system


Government scheme has rejected five applications, with only one so far gaining full approval since the scheme opened for applications in late 2021

Video update as Protos EfW plant takes shape

The plant is developing

UK: Facility is due to process 500,000t/yr when it opens in 2024

Metsä and Andritz to develop demo-lignin product plant


Finland: Final investment decision “expected” later this year

Consultation launched on permit variation for Drax’s carbon capture project


UK: Variation to permit looks to install carbon capture technology on unit two "and/or" unit one at the biomass-fired Drax facility

Varme boss calls for more UK carbon capture support as EfW project progresses

An artist's impression of the Ham Hall plant

Company’s first UK-based facility will be developed with CCS “from day one”

Further consultation on 1.2Mt/yr EfW project

RDF ready to be processed

Government has asked interested parties to comment on recent updates, focusing on air quality impacts and adaptive management related to the Wash special protection area (SPA)

TotalEnergies expands biogas portfolio further


Oil giant has taken a 20% stake in Finland-based biogas business with plans to development biomethane-producing plants in Europe and the US

Directors face eight-month jail sentences for running illegal waste site

Waste at the site

UK: Rare non-suspended custodial sentence for East Coast Recycling Properties directors

Plastic recycling facilities release huge quantities of microplastics into the water, study finds

Plastic waste for recyling

UK: 13% of the mass of plastic waste brought to an unnamed recycling plant ended up discharged into water

Essex's new waste tender to focus on four and seven-year deals

A landfill in Tilbury, Essex

UK: EWB understands the new deals will allow waste to be landfilled, until EfW projects in the region come into operation from 2026 onwards

New Burning Issue podcast episode released

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EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: Mar/Apr 23

The EfW plant

This report: The EA under the spotlight, CCS joy for two EfWs, while Drax and Lynemouth forced to wait, Newport-based EfW goes into administration and a Stoke-based facility faces being mothballed

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

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