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EfW developer criticises ‘highly irregular’ council as decision pushed back again

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Portland-based facility had been due to be decided on by 22 December, but the local authority confirmed this morning it would be pushed back

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Bristol agrees plans that could see EfW-fired heating system developed

The Avonmouth EfW plant, image copyright Viridor

Project which could involve the Avonmouth-based facility was agreed by the local authority last night

Mayor of Rome launches tender process for EfW plant

Waste piled up in Rome, image Wikicommons

Development of the facility has been controversial with Italy’s former prime minister stepping down after supporting the project

Appeal not ruled out for Welsh-based EfW project as deadline looms

The EfW plant

Facility was turned down in the summer and the six-month appeal period will expire early next year

Suez completes deal to take UK-waste business back from Veolia

Suez waste collection

£2bn deal has been completed after Veolia sold the business to appease the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority

FCC ‘remains committed’ to third-line expansion at Eastcroft

The EfW plant

UK: Company halted plans to expanded its Kent-based EfW facility earlier this year, but says it is pressing ahead with Eastcroft plans that were originally consented back in 2009

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

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 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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