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Consett-based EfW plant eyes September planning consent

Consett-based EfW plant eyes September planning consent

UK: Heat supplying facility will process RDF produced from C&I waste sourced from within 15 miles of it

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New owner for £246.5m Tilbury biomass-fired plant

New owner for £246.5m Tilbury biomass-fired plant

UK-based facility is operational but has consent to expand the types and quantity of feedstock it can process

Consultation launched into Powerfuel Portland’s EfW development

Consultation launched into Powerfuel Portland’s EfW development

UK: Facility is planned to treat up to 202,000t/yr and a total capacity of 18.1MWe, although it “not economically feasible” to supply heat

Scotland could follow Wales with ‘incinerator ban’, say Greens

Scotland could follow Wales with ‘incinerator ban’, say Greens

Scotland’s Green have backed the move as government reveals it will review energy-recovery planning rules in the autumn

Drax and MHI sign deal for solvent-based carbon capture tech

Drax and MHI sign deal for solvent-based carbon capture tech

Move takes forward the technology for Drax’s pioneering BECCS project, while criticism of the cost of subsidising the technology continues

Biogas-powered crypto business hits £5m sales

Biogas-powered crypto business hits £5m sales

UK: Company supplies 'mining’ equipment run of biogas in a move aimed at heading off concerns over the huge amount of fossil fuel the technology needs to run

Bridgwater-based EfW secures draft permit

Bridgwater-based EfW secures draft permit

UK: 130,000t/yr facility is due to open this year after securing consent in 2016, however it will not feature gasification technology as first planned

Council points to lack of EfW availability as landfilling increases

Council points to lack of EfW availability as landfilling increases

UK: Local authority reveals landfilling increased due to “down-time or unavailability” at EfW plants over 2019/20

Local authority raises feedstock-sourcing concerns for Buttington EfW plant

Local authority raises feedstock-sourcing concerns for Buttington EfW plant

The facility is currently being decided as a nationally significant development application, against the background of a moratorium on new EfW capacity in Wales

Dutch-led consortium plans Palestine’s first EfW plant

Dutch-led consortium plans Palestine’s first EfW plant

Company spun out from AEB Amsterdam to build 40MWe plant in Jenin, on the West Bank in Palestine

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EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: May 2021

EWB Insight report: May 2021

This month: Forged pellets certificate circulated by WKE, bioenergy sector faces stricter rules, waste wood and EfW market evolves and a full facilities round up

How England should prepare for separate food waste collections

How England should prepare for separate food waste collections

Waste management specialists Paul Palmer from GAP Organics, Grant Keenan from Keenan Recycling and Chris Negus from Privilege Finance highlight the opportunities that will arise and the pitfalls to avoid as public sector and waste management businesses get ready for the change

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