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Is time running out again for Scotland's landfill ban?

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Almost three years on from Holyrood's decision to delay its ban on household biodegradable waste being sent to landfill, there is little certainty among experts that the new target of 2025 is... Read more

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Falkirk Council tenders £75m residual waste contract

Wheelie bin with household waste awaiting collection

UK: The Scottish local authority progresses its waste diversion plans ahead of the country’s forthcoming landfill ban

Aberdeen organic waste-to-hydrogen project gets £220k grant

University of Aberdeen library

UK: The project aims to commercialise the production of hydrogen from several biodegradable waste streams including food, manure and wastewater

Government consults on BECCS business model

Drax power station with bioenergy tanks

Drax has applied for development consent for its BECCS project at its North Yorkshire power station

Public inquiry date set for REAL’s rejected biogas plant

Arial view of the area with a line marking the site's boundary

UK: The Planning Inspectorate could potentially overturn Bath and North East Somerset Council’s decision to block proposals for the 92,000 t/yr facility

Aviva’s environmental statement for biomass-gasification plant released

The biomass-gasification plant

UK: Local authority has promised to allow 90-days for the public to scrutinise the document

Suez could block Veolia and Macquarie deal

Veolia waste crews in action

UK: Company is considering whether to exercise its “right of first refusal” over its former recycling and recovery assets

McCarthy Marland expands with Salvidge Holdings takeover deal

The company in action

UK: Newly combined group now handles about 145,000t/yr of waste, of which 75% is recycled or processed at EfW plants

Biogas giant Nature Energy attracting investor interest

A Nature Energy-owned biogas plant

Denmark-based business owned by international investors is in the spotlight as energy prices rise

Biogas developer wins appeal to expand to 100,000t/yr

An unrelated biogas plant

UK: Application was initially turned down over concerns on traffic and availability of local feedstock

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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