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Ørsted to restart fossil fuel use at fire-hit biomass plant

The Studstrup power station

Denmark: Government orders coal and oil-processing to resume as emergency services tackle blaze in Studstrup-based facility’s silo

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Scottish Borders Council claims top spot for landfill diversion

The Levenseat EfW site

Majority of waste is sent to energy recovery, with the council also revealing an increasing recycling rate

Wärtsilä lands biogas upgrading and liquefaction deal

An artist's impression of the plant

Latvia: New facility is expected to become fully operational by the end of next year

Slough Multifuel applies to raise power capacity to 60MWe

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Facility wants to expand power capacity, but will keep the same waste processing capacity

Drax considers legal action over BBC’s biomass allegations

Pellets used in Drax

Canada/UK: BBC has focused ‘primarily on the views of a vocal minority who oppose biomass’, says the power company

BIR and Rå Biopark both launch plans for new biogas plants

An unrelated biogas plant

Norway: Separate tender process for new biogas-producing facilities have been launched

Aviva reduces interest on multi-million biomass plant loans to 0%

The Barry biomass plant

UK: Three primarily biomass-fired facilities have loans totaling more than £400m, about 50% of which is considered “impaired”

EWB Insight report: September 2022

Viridor's new Tilbury-based plant

This month: Essex waste deal and Viridor’s Tilbury EfW plant, Fortum targets UK-based EfW developments and Northacre developers look again at gasification technology

Nature Energy opens 300,000t/yr Køng-based biogas plant

Left to right - Nature Energy CEO Ole Hvelplund and Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Facility moves Denmark “closer to becoming self-sufficient" in gas

Malvern clinical waste-processing plant to be mothballed

The plant has been taking waste

UK: EWB understands several attempts to bring the facility up to its capacity have failed and the plug is to be pulled on the development, a move that also threatens its sister facility

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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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