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First waste processed at WKE plant with pellets due this month

Inside the WKE plant, image copyright Chris J ParkerPhotography

UK: Commissioning of Middleborough-based facility is on track after a change of contractor at the turn of the year with company looking at “interesting” market opportunities

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NREL appeals to Planning Inspectorate over stalled Northacre EfW

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Company says it does “not believe” its planning application will be determined later this month, after it also began work on the site in June under a previous consent

EWB Insight report: June 2021

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

Developers close in on new contractors for CNIM’s former EfW builds

An artist's impression of the Lostock EfW plant

UK: Developers of the Lostock EfW plant hope to have a contractor in place “by the autumn”, while Earls Gate owners remains in the “process of identifying” a replacement

Suez to add biogas-production capacity at consented EfW site

An artist's impression of the plant

Company denies energy recovery project has been put on hold and says an additional facility would support “evolving” UK waste-management policy and potential local contracts

Aviva hopes to delay appeal process for troubled biomass-gasification plant

The biomass-gasification plant

UK: Appeal hearing over order calling for facility to be demolished was due early next year, but now looks like being pushed further back

Potential phase out of waste exports by 2030 ‘will lead to UK landfilling’

RDF being wrapped for export, image credit Andusia

New report says the UK government should “consider the feasibility” of ending exports, but an industry leader says “climate change doesn’t stop at country borders”

N+P eyes new markets for its Subcoal fuel

Subcoal pellets

Energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be the catalyst for increased interest in the product, company tells EWB

Appeal starts over medical waste-fired plant’s refusal

Clinical waste, image credit David Hernandez

UK: 10,500t/yr facility was turned down despite planning officers recommending it should go ahead

Essex waste deal could shape future EfW development in the region

Indaver is building Essex's first major EfW plant

Main bidders for the contract appear to be Cory and Indaver, with both developing new facilities in or close to Essex while other facilities are filling up

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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

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: April 2022

RDF ready for export

This month: Scottish review of EfW capacity with ministers, Covanta carves off European based facilities, Indaver’s Ireland-based plant develops, new owner for the Margam biomass-fired plant and Wärtsilä reveals “world’s second-largest” biomethane-liquefaction plant

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