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Problems inside an EfW plant need experienced and trained staff

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 one of... Read more


Beddington EfW breaches emissions limit due to flue gas treatment ‘issue’

The EfW plant

UK: The “temporary exceedance” happened earlier this month and appears to have taken place during maintenance on the plant’s line one

Malvern clinical EfW plant reopens after overhaul

Inside the EfW plant, image copyright Andusia

UK: 8,000t/yr facility has replaced its refractory lining in the burner to improve air flow and, as a result, combustion

Regulator questions Veolia and Suez merger’s impact on EfW market

Suez's Haverton Hill EfW plant in Teesside

Energy-recovery services provided to UK-wide councils and in the north-east in particular have raised concerns, with one firm potentially having to offload facilities

DCC Energi buys half of vast Danish biogas plant

The biogas plant

Facility is described as “one of Denmark's largest” farm-based biogas facilities

Valmet and Circa partner on biochar-powered facility

Circa's technology

Norway: “Long-term objective” is to build several 10,000-15,000t/yr facilities based on Circa’s Furacell technology

Legal action launched over failed Derby waste-gasification plant

The EfW plant, image copyright

UK: Developer has started legal proceedings against the two local authorities, which initially ordered the plant it failed to deliver

HZI invests in two bioLNG-production facilities

The Apensen-based biogas plant is adding bioLNG production

Germany/Switzerland: Company has confirmed two deals to develop production facilities

ESWET urges rethink on bioenergy after RePowerEU’s support

Biomass to power

Non-recyclable biomass waste is an “important resource for our energy security”, according to the trade body

Taller stack at ESF Energy’s Corby EfW plant approved

The plant is to be built on the Earlstrees industrial estate, image copyright

UK: New investor in under-development facility wanted to increase stack height for the permitting process, having previously increased the waste-processing capacity

EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: September 2021

Cory's EfW plant is supplied via the Thames and will now supply Vattenfall's heat network

This month: UK’s district heating market comes of age, Essex is still landfilling after EfW deal fails and EWB investigates Aviva’s problems stemming from the development of three biomass-gasification plants. And the usual facilities round-up

EWB Insight report: February 2022

Wood pellets

This month: Could biomethane replace Russian natural gas? Problems at a Malvern-based medical waste plant and construction workers raise issues at the NESS EfW plant build

EWB insight report: Dec/Jan 2022

The Hoddesdon EfW plant

This month: EfW construction woes finally leads CNIM into administration, another high-profile failure for UK waste-gasification, and adding EfW to the EU ETS will send waste “down the hierarchy”

EWB insight report: November 2021

Viridor's Overwood EfW plant

This month: Scotland considers an EfW moratorium, the AEB sale progresses, Cory reveals the world’s largest decarbonisation project on an EfW plant, and why energy recovery needs to put the U in CCUS

EWB Insight report: October 2021

Drax is developing its own carbonn capture tech

This month: CCUS and BECCS take off in the UK, the world’s first project to convert a coal-fired plant to waste hangs in the balance, pellet production at WKE’s first facility slips into next year and a full facilities round-up

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EWB Editorial Panel

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