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KPA Unicon’s biomass plant deal ‘terminated’

An artist's impression of another KPA built plant

Denmark: Company disputes the termination of its deal and said it had remained working on the site, despite another statement saying it had left the project in March

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EfW industry needs to invest in training next generation of plant operators 2/3

An EfW plant's grabber in action, photograph: Getty Images

Experienced EfW engineer and consultant Roberto Vogel voices concerns over training the next generation of energy-from-waste plant operators and investigates how the sector can modernise. Part two of three

UK backs several biomass-processing carbon-capture projects

BIG's Ince Bio Power plant

Projects led by Drax, ABSL, Peel and BIG are amongst 23 successful projects to progress

Sumitomo lands deal for 77MWth biomass-fired unit

The current facility

Sweden: Boiler will be part of the existing Lugnvik plant in Östersund

Dry-fermentation plant being developed in Poland

The biogas plant

3500MWh plant is due to enter operations in 2024

Europe’s first industrial power-to-gas plant using biological methanation opens

The plant

Switzerland: Facility sources power from a waste-processing plant and biogas from a wastewater-treatment site

Renewi reveals improvements in ‘loss-making’ UK-based contracts

Increased costs of RDF export have hit the company

UK-based onerous contract provisions have now reduced in most-recent results to €79.9m from a high of €109.5m in 2018

German biomass-sustainability rules likely to be postponed until 2023

A biogas plant

More than 3000 biomass and biogas plants along with their suppliers still need assessing, according to four trade bodies

Commission to tackle food waste in revision of Waste Framework Directive

Food waste

Up to 20% of food produced in the EU ends up in the bin, with 88Mt/yr of food waste generated

Newhurst EfW plant construction ‘three-quarters complete’

The EfW plant

UK: 350,000t/yr facility is on target to be operational next year

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EfW industry needs to invest in training next generation of plant operators 1/3

Problems inside an EfW plant need experienced and trained staff

Experienced EfW engineer and consultant Roberto Vogel voices concerns over training the next generation of energy-from-waste plant operators and investigates how the sector can modernise. Part one of three

EWB Insight report: September 2021

Cory's EfW plant is supplied via the Thames and will now supply Vattenfall's heat network

This month: UK’s district heating market comes of age, Essex is still landfilling after EfW deal fails and EWB investigates Aviva’s problems stemming from the development of three biomass-gasification plants. And the usual facilities round-up

EWB Insight report: February 2022

Wood pellets

This month: Could biomethane replace Russian natural gas? Problems at a Malvern-based medical waste plant and construction workers raise issues at the NESS EfW plant build

EWB insight report: Dec/Jan 2022

The Hoddesdon EfW plant

This month: EfW construction woes finally leads CNIM into administration, another high-profile failure for UK waste-gasification, and adding EfW to the EU ETS will send waste “down the hierarchy”

EWB insight report: November 2021

Viridor's Overwood EfW plant

This month: Scotland considers an EfW moratorium, the AEB sale progresses, Cory reveals the world’s largest decarbonisation project on an EfW plant, and why energy recovery needs to put the U in CCUS

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