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Acorn Bioenergy confirms plans for three biogas-producing facilities

The plants will produce biomethane

UK: Company has says it will invest more than £100m in a series of planned facilities, which are currently going through the planning process

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Biffa report indicates UK EfW capacity gap closing

Biffa's Newhurst EfW plant during construction is due opertional early next year

Company, which currently has two EfW plants under construction, says development of the UK’s network of EfW facilities “is almost complete” while also calling for more landfill capacity

Use biomethane to cut truck emissions, says industry group

Biomethane for an HGV, image copyright CNG

As the European Commission is due to update CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, an industry group has called for the use of biomethane to reduce emissions from commercial road transport

Fortum’s Carlisle-based 274,000t/yr EfW plant secures draft permit

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Facility secured planning permission three years ago when it switched from a gasification process to grate-based plant after missing out on subsidy support

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

MVV's Paul Carey on new EfW projects, Owen's Law and being a 'dustman'

MVV's Paul Carey

Every fortnight the Burning Issue looks at different elements of the energy recovery sector, taking the starting point that while energy recovery has moved some waste out of landfill, where does the sector go from here?

Stoke clinical waste-fired plant taking feedstock for free

The EfW plant

UK: Facility is the bigger sister of a plant in Malvern, which EWB revealed had failed commissioning earlier this year

Geminor targets Spanish waste market and expanding French biomass business

Waste wood, image copyright Geminor

Norway-based business will expand its reach in Spain and France next year, but leaves the UK off a list of countries forming its “primary focus” going forward

Foresight’s financial results show impact of electricity generator levy

Warren Bioenergy is owned by Foresight

While fund has made “significant progress” on its strategic growth targets the levy has reduced the value of its portfolio

Runcorn EfW legal battle likely to be decided out of court

The EfW plant

UK: Legal action involving around 200 households surrounding the facility was launched in April last year

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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