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Consultation launched on permit variation for Drax’s carbon capture project


UK: Variation to permit looks to install carbon capture technology on unit two "and/or" unit one at the biomass-fired Drax facility


Varme boss calls for more UK carbon capture support as EfW project progresses

An artist's impression of the Ham Hall plant

Company’s first UK-based facility will be developed with CCS “from day one”

Further consultation on 1.2Mt/yr EfW project

RDF ready to be processed

Government has asked interested parties to comment on recent updates, focusing on air quality impacts and adaptive management related to the Wash special protection area (SPA)

TotalEnergies expands biogas portfolio further


Oil giant has taken a 20% stake in Finland-based biogas business with plans to development biomethane-producing plants in Europe and the US

Directors face eight-month jail sentences for running illegal waste site

Waste at the site

UK: Rare non-suspended custodial sentence for East Coast Recycling Properties directors

Plastic recycling facilities release huge quantities of microplastics into the water, study finds

Plastic waste for recyling

UK: 13% of the mass of plastic waste brought to an unnamed recycling plant ended up discharged into water

Essex's new waste tender to focus on four and seven-year deals

A landfill in Tilbury, Essex

UK: EWB understands the new deals will allow waste to be landfilled, until EfW projects in the region come into operation from 2026 onwards

AEB takeover cancelled over competition concerns

AEB's EfW plant

Netherlands: Proposed sale to AVR would distort the market and “cannot therefore proceed”

Martin confirms deal for Loibl Förderanlagen

A Martin grate being installed

Germany: EfW plant grate supplier expands portfolio with deal for the manufacturer and supplier of conveyor systems

Developer looking to offload vast 650,000t/yr Lincolnshire EfW project

 The North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park (NLGEP)

UK: Development planned to be sold, subject to it gaining a DCO this autumn, with the funds put towards a Teesside-based EfW project

Cube and Equitix confirm takeover deal for Northern Ireland’s RiverRidge

The EfW plant

Deal for company includes its part-ownership of Northern Ireland’s only operational EfW facility, the Full Circle waste-gasification plant, and could see more EfW deployed in the region

Waste-derived fuel export standards 'have never been higher' - RDFIG

RDF ready for export

Report underlines high standards of UK WDF exports

Indaver talks Rivenhall EfW progress a year on from starting construction


UK: Developer tells EWB 3Mts of soil has been moved, a DCO scoping document submitted, and more than 150,000t of C&I feedstock deals signed

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EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: Mar/Apr 23

The EfW plant

This report: The EA under the spotlight, CCS joy for two EfWs, while Drax and Lynemouth forced to wait, Newport-based EfW goes into administration and a Stoke-based facility faces being mothballed

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

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