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Northacre EfW backers looking again at gasification

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Consented plans to use gasification technology were ditched two-years ago, but the plant has since been stuck in planning attempting to complete the switch ever since

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Geminor backs EfW tax cuts as Sweden and Norway indicate policy change

An EfW plant's grabber in action

Pressure on taxes to be dropped is mainly due to the need for energy, but the move also cuts waste being sent to landfill, according to the company

IAS launches replacement for pulverised fly ash in cement making

The new environmentally-friendly pulverised fly ash

UK: Reduced coal firing has meant cement production needing to source alternatives

ESB says St Helens EfW ‘still under review’ following Tilbury deal

An artist's impression of the plant

Facility was consented to process up to 300,000t/yr, but looked to have been scrapped following the developer’s decision to exit the UK’s EfW and biomass-fired markets

Veolia appears to concede defeat over Alton EfW project

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Company had six months to start the appeal process after its Hampshire-based EfW was turned down earlier this year, but has not submitted any paperwork

Suez buys its own UK-based waste business for £2bn

Suez waste collection

Company becomes the UK’s third largest waste business after the deal with Veolia, that also ends Macquarie’s interest in a takeover

Viridor buys and plans to build Tilbury-based EfW project

The EfW plant and biomass-fired facility as they will look once completed

UK: Fully consented facility is on the same site as a biomass-fired plant and could be operational in just four years

‘World’s biggest carbon removal deal’ unveiled by Drax

The Drax power plant

Deal covers carbon dioxide removals (CDR) certificates from facilities Drax could develop in the US

Construction work due this year on Midlothian waste-to-heat project

Heat pipes will link the EfW plant with offtakers

System is expected to deliver heat within two years and is based on an EfW plant and other waste-heat based sources

Essex waste deal offers three lots splitting 350,000t/yr

A worker watches waste being processed, image copyright Indaver

UK: Council is back to market after its RDF-production site failed and has included a unique carbon measurement and scoring system in the tendering process

EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: July 2022

An artist's impression of Broad's plant

This month: The UK is reviewing English EfW capacity, a court confirms the Environment Agency was entitled to withdraw permission for the export of hazardous waste to an island in Norway, financial close and the start of construction for a Glasgow-based 350,000t/yr EfW plant and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: June 2022

An artist's impression of Barr's EfW plant

This month: Scotland to block new EfW capacity, energy recovery looks like joining EU ETS from 2026, industry waits on Essex waste deal and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: May 2022

Is the sun setting on EfW plant development

This month: European Commission fails to back bioenergy, UK local authorities face legal action over failed waste-gasification plant and Indaver finally starts building Essex-based EfW plant

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

An EfW plant's grabber

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 three of three

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

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