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BIG’s Hoddesdon and Energy Works (Hull) gasification facilities ‘operational’

BIG’s Hoddesdon and Energy Works (Hull) gasification facilities ‘operational’

UK: Both facilities now appear to be working after suffering delays, although work to complete them is still ongoing

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Thunberg criticises biomass-fired plant development

Thunberg criticises biomass-fired plant development

Netherlands/Sweden: One of the world’s most prominent climate activists says project “risks leading to increased carbon dioxide emissions”

Second Aberdeen EfW plant faces planning test

Second Aberdeen EfW plant faces planning test

UK: Local area committee has been advised to back the plans, which are due to be decided by the full council at a later date

Two more EfW plants drop out of CfD process

Two more EfW plants drop out of CfD process

UK: The projects were the only two EfW facilities supported in the 2019 allocation round but failed to make project markers

Stoke clinical waste plant applies for permit

Stoke clinical waste plant applies for permit

UK: Facility is due to be operational later this year and is being built within a former biomass-fired facility

Bioenergy sector backs Ireland’s renewable heat drive

Bioenergy sector backs Ireland’s renewable heat drive

Trade associations come together to call for 40% target for renewable heat by 2030

€73m plan to export heat from Dublin EfW plant

€73m plan to export heat from Dublin EfW plant

Ireland: Up to 90MWth could be sourced from the facility and supplied “throughout the city and Dublin area”

New owner for KPA Unicon

New owner for KPA Unicon

Finland: The biomass plant builder is now majority owned by Partnera

Abandoned waste sparks inferno despite four years of EA intervention

Abandoned waste sparks inferno despite four years of EA intervention

UK: Site was previously used for producing RDF for export and recycling

Leak: EU executive moots tighter sustainability criteria for bioenergy

Leak: EU executive moots tighter sustainability criteria for bioenergy

Biomass-to-energy could face stronger rules and limits on wood it can process

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EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: April 2021

EWB Insight report: April 2021

This month: The biomass sector continues to consolidate rather than expand, the UK launches a probe into the same sector and a new EfW plant builder is revealed. Here’s the full round up of the month’s industry news and facilities updates

Why the heat is on to join up EfW plans

Why the heat is on to join up EfW plans

A recent planning decision on an energy-from-waste plant has flagged up the importance of considering recycling and carbon capture and storage and, writes Catherine Early, the overriding need for more effective collaboration

EWB Insight report: March 2021

EWB Insight report: March 2021

This month: Welsh government brings in immediate moratorium on 10MWe+ EfW capacity, RDF sector questions Eunomia’s support after it releases another anti-EfW report and a full facilities round up

Keeping the fires out and the lights on

Keeping the fires out and the lights on

Fire is a critical risk for power generation sites, but blazes remain all too common. James Mountain, sales and marketing director, Fire Shield Systems, explores the issues surrounding fire prevention and protection for power stations

EWB Insight Report: February 2021

EWB Insight Report: February 2021

This month: Who will build the UK’s pipeline of EfW plants, NGOs “misrepresent” bioenergy, several businesses make moves in the biogas sector, and a full facilities round-up