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Drax backs biomass as it ditches controversial gas conversion

Drax backs biomass as it ditches controversial gas conversion

UK: Power station plans to increase its biomass-processing capacity after dropping plans to convert two coal-fired units to natural gas

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E10 greenlight set to boost bioethanol production

E10 greenlight set to boost bioethanol production

The move, which was consulted on last year and in 2018, could cut CO2 from transport by “750,000t/yr”

FVB wins deal to develop heat network from SELCHP EfW plant

FVB wins deal to develop heat network from SELCHP EfW plant

Sweden-based business is moving into the UK market, following compatriot Vattenfall which did same last year

Energy Works (Hull) among lowest rated permitted projects - EA

Energy Works (Hull) among lowest rated permitted projects - EA

UK: Delayed EfW plant and a now-insolvent biogas company were among dozens of permit holders found to be on the bottom rung of compliance in 2019

C-Capture gets Drax and BP funding

C-Capture gets Drax and BP funding

UK: In 2019 C-Capture technology was installed at the majority biomass-fired Drax power station

Planning consent for 24MWe power storage unit linked to biogas plant

Planning consent for 24MWe power storage unit linked to biogas plant

UK: Energy benefits outweigh conflict with local plan policy restricting development in the open countryside, rules planning inspector

CNIM signals move away from EfW business

CNIM signals move away from EfW business

France-based business has had to twice complete UK projects after its partner on the builds hit financial trouble

NREL confident as permit consultation ends

NREL confident as permit consultation ends

UK: Facility was originally developed as a gasification plant, but is currently being taken forward with a traditional grate-based system

Why business is hotting up for EfW

Why business is hotting up for EfW

Few will remember 2020 as their favourite year, but one positive outcome could be the growth of the energy-from-waste sector, with a flurry of deals meaning heat networks may soon be widespread across the UK, Becca Challis reports

Wheelabrator considers ‘next steps’ after WKN refusal

Wheelabrator considers ‘next steps’ after WKN refusal

UK: Company was granted consent last week to expand an EfW facility, but not for a new standalone plant

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Coal mining ‘necessary evil’ as alternative fuel sector ramps up

Coal mining ‘necessary evil’ as alternative fuel sector ramps up

Waste Knot Energy (WKE) managing director, Roger Ferguson, says he is not surprised at the recent controversy surrounding planning for a Cumbrian coal mine

EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2021

EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2021

This month: Could 2021 mark a change in PR strategy for EfW, pressure increase on the Dutch to drop waste-import tax, dire warning of lack of waste investment in NI and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: November 2020

EWB Insight report: November 2020

This month: The EU ETS should not be extended to EfW plants, BWSC shifts away from EfW and bioenergy plant builds, Suez and BP work on the UK’s first CCS project at an EfW plant, still no EIA for the Barry biomass plant and Nature Energy is building another large-scale facility

EWB Insight report: October 2020

EWB Insight report: October 2020

This month: Two judicial reviews and two wins for the EfW plants, crooks cashing in on plastic exports, Edmonton EfW plant deal down to three bidders, Corby EfW plant develops, Lynemouth Power offline and Ductor to deliver 200 biogas-producing plants

What makes a supportive policy environment for AD?

What makes a supportive policy environment for AD?

Mark Sommerfeld, policy manager at the Association of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at Privilege Finance, share their views on what a truly supportive policy for AD looks like

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