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'Structurally inadequate' AEB to blame for EfW shutdown - report

'Structurally inadequate' AEB to blame for EfW shutdown - report

Netherlands: Last year’s financial and operational crisis at the EfW business was due to poor risk management, an over-confident board and a lack of interest from the municipality

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EIA backs Slovakian SRF-processing project

EIA backs Slovakian SRF-processing project

Up to 160,000t/yr could be co-fired in a coal-processing plant

500,000t/yr EfW plans dropped

500,000t/yr EfW plans dropped

UK: “Option agreement” to develop RDF-fired facility has lapsed

DB Cargo UK and Drax sign five-year biomass deal

DB Cargo UK and Drax sign five-year biomass deal

UK: “Hook and haul” deal will see about 100,000 tonnes a week taken by rail to Drax from the ports of Immingham and Hull

Cardiff Council launches £19.1m EfW-fired heat tender

Cardiff Council launches £19.1m EfW-fired heat tender

UK: Planned system would source the majority of its heat from Viridor’s Trident Park facility

Technology backed for full-scale CSS at Oslo EfW plant

Technology backed for full-scale CSS at Oslo EfW plant

Norway: About 400,000t/yr of CO2 could be captured from the EfW plant, the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road

Court rules Hull EfW plant’s ‘main purpose is power generation’

Court rules Hull EfW plant’s ‘main purpose is power generation’

UK: Ruling establishes facility’s primary activity is “energy generation, rather than waste treatment”

Biomass-to-heat sector ‘faces collapse’ over policy changes

Biomass-to-heat sector ‘faces collapse’ over policy changes

UK: Trade bodies says there is a “huge risk” over how the RHI-support scheme is replaced

Nature Energy and Shell sign ‘world’s largest’ biogas deal

Nature Energy and Shell sign ‘world’s largest’ biogas deal

Denmark: Precise details of the deal are not being disclosed, but companies have confirmed no one has ever agreed a bigger biogas contract

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EWB Insight report: June 2020

EWB Insight report: June 2020

This month: Political moves hit the EfW sector in Denmark and Germany, politician backtracks after criticising a waste to energy plant, MVV wins “rare” ruling, Amey’s Waterbeach facility loses appeal, and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: May 2020

EWB Insight report: May 2020

This month: Could CCS at biomass-fired and EfW plants be on the brink of commercial scale success, legal challenge to EU’s bioenergy support is shut down, UK sets new bioenergy record and a new energy recovery plant is planned for Essex

EWB Insight report: April 2020

EWB Insight report: April 2020

This month: Facilities moved forward for Wheelabrator, several other UK-based EfW plants progressed, while policy and business remains severely affected by the global coronavirus outbreak

Biogas plants winning the battle against grit

Biogas plants winning the battle against grit

Taking digesters offline to remove the debris that inevitably builds up over time is anathema to many operators. One company tackled the problem by combining a powerful degritter with a chopper pump. Christopher French reports

EWB Insight report: March 2020

EWB Insight report: March 2020

This month: Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown hits the waste and bioenergy sector, Viridor is due to have new owners and a coal-to-waste conversion develops. Read also our full facilities roundup

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