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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

Partners launch plan to produce liquid biogas

GrønGas Hjørring seen from above, image credit Norwegian Hydrogen

A new Norwegian-Danish collaboration will enable the production of liquid biogas

Thousands of EA staff will not attend weekend pollution events

Environment Agency staff on the picket line. Source - Unison

Environment Agency workers in England will stop attending incidents such as waste fires and fly-tipping over the weekend for three weeks

Drax halts BECCS investment and ‘could be unviable’ by 2027


Drax raises concerns over its future once current subsidies end in 2027, unless the government backs its carbon capture technology

Beauparc completes deal for Peak Waste Recycling

Peak's MRF

Company is the tenth acquisition by Beauparc, since it entered the UK market seven years ago

Developer submits retrospective planning following complaint over biogas facility

The facility as seen from the road, image credit

UK: Facility is reported to be able to process up to 75,000t/yr

Stoke medical waste-processing plant ‘shutdown’

The EfW plant

UK: EWB understands waste processing at the 16,000t/yr facility has been halted and the site closed, following similar issues at its sister plant in Malvern

CO2 Capsol announces further EfW carbon capture deal

The EfW plant, image copyright KVA Linth

Switzerland: Feasibility study launched for the end-of-pipe carbon capture project

UK Government backs ‘important contribution of waste wood’

Waste wood ready to be processed, image EWB

Sector is a key part of energy security and net zero goals, but wants financial support to install BECCS at facilities

EfW developer accuses council of ‘misleading’ refusal report

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Agenda item published last night reveals the Dorset-based facility has been recommended for refusal next week

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

EWB Insight

EWB Insight distils key changes in the European EfW, biomass and biogas energy markets monthly and is available to EWB subscribers.

EWB Plant Tracker

EWB sources news from a unique database of energy-from-waste, biomass and biogas plants. This information is now available to our subscribers and is regularly updated.

EWB Editorial Panel

The editorial panel is made up of leading figures from the UK in the EfW and bioenergy sectors. They provide insight to users through thought-leadership pieces.