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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

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Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW exports first power

Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW exports first power

UK: Turbine was synchronised with the grid in just one week and less than two months after the facility’s first fire on waste

Iona seals debt deal for 11 operational-biogas plants

Iona seals debt deal for 11 operational-biogas plants

UK: Close of £60m debt financing after all projects were declared operational

Tolvik issues latest EfW statistics report

Tolvik issues latest EfW statistics report

UK: Three new plants added 1.6Mt of total headline capacity last year when compared with 2018, according to annual report

Permit application to replace incinerator with biogas-producing plant

Permit application to replace incinerator with biogas-producing plant

UK: Planning consent for the project was granted last month

UK biomass-to-energy production sets new record

UK biomass-to-energy production sets new record

New marker of 13.79% was achieved this week beating the previous record by almost a percentage point

EA ‘issues’ full permit for Rivenhall EfW plant

EA ‘issues’ full permit for Rivenhall EfW plant

UK: Facility has proved controversial in the planning process, due to its permit and planning consent having different stack heights

Fortum launches NOK300m EfW plant CCS infrastructure deal

Fortum launches NOK300m EfW plant CCS infrastructure deal

Norway: Company owns the world’s first CCS project to successfully be put into operation at an EfW plant

London’s mayor launches legal action against EfW plant’s expansion

London’s mayor launches legal action against EfW plant’s expansion

UK: Facility faces a judicial review of the planning consent granted by the government last month

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EWB Comment and Analysis

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

EWB Insight report: February 2020

EWB Insight report: February 2020

This month: Another developer fails to crack planning consent for an EfW plant in south-east UK, Drax could be coal-free in a year, wood pellets push up EU renewables, and a full facilities round-up

EWB Insight report: January 2020

EWB Insight report: January 2020

This month: Dutch waste tax hits UK exports, Brexit will hit EU’s bioenergy production, AEB is up for sale and there are several EFW facilities developments

EWB Insight report: December 2019

EWB Insight report: December 2019

This month: Dutch waste tax confirmed, another EfW plant builder in administration, WI BAT published, Drax to be “carbon neutral” by 2030, plus a full facilities round-up

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