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EWB Insight report: March 2020

EWB Insight report: March 2020

This month: Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown hits the waste and bioenergy sector, Viridor is due to have new owners and a coal-to-waste conversion develops. Read also our full facilities roundup

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First fire on waste at Wheelabrator Kemsley

First fire on waste at Wheelabrator Kemsley

UK: Facility is currently due to be operational in the middle of the year, although plans are already under way to expand the site

Consultation closes on Uniper’s 500,000t/yr EfW plant

Consultation closes on Uniper’s 500,000t/yr EfW plant

UK: Planning application for 49.9MWe facility is due to be submitted in the summer

Veolia applies to treat clinical waste at Birmingham EfW plant

Veolia applies to treat clinical waste at Birmingham EfW plant

UK: The company processed the waste at MSW-fired facilities under temporary measures last year, but wants to do it permanently at its Tyseley-based plant

European Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

European Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

Dutch government plans to introduce quota by 2023 if the EU has not already pushed one forward by then

Coronavirus: Biogas plants overwhelmed by panic-bought food

Coronavirus: Biogas plants overwhelmed by panic-bought food

UK: AD sector could be facing an “avalanche of food waste” as panic-bought items are thrown away

Coal-to-waste conversion applies for permit

Coal-to-waste conversion applies for permit

UK: Facility to process pellets made of half plastic and half waste, such as paper, cardboard and wood

Coronavirus: Biomass sector given ‘key worker’ status as focus turns to ensuring supplies

Coronavirus: Biomass sector given ‘key worker’ status as focus turns to ensuring supplies

UK: Government clarifies critical worker status for wood product supply chain as sector voices concern over feedstock security

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EWB Insight report: February 2020

EWB Insight report: February 2020

This month: Another developer fails to crack planning consent for an EfW plant in south-east UK, Drax could be coal-free in a year, wood pellets push up EU renewables, and a full facilities round-up

EWB Insight report: January 2020

EWB Insight report: January 2020

This month: Dutch waste tax hits UK exports, Brexit will hit EU’s bioenergy production, AEB is up for sale and there are several EFW facilities developments

EWB Insight report: December 2019

EWB Insight report: December 2019

This month: Dutch waste tax confirmed, another EfW plant builder in administration, WI BAT published, Drax to be “carbon neutral” by 2030, plus a full facilities round-up

EWB Insight report: November 2019

EWB Insight report: November 2019

This month: RRS insolvency details revealed, UK exports of waste to drop, Viridor takes legal action and two legal actions against UK-based EfW plant build fail

How optimising EfW plants can help industry's image

How optimising EfW plants can help industry's image

EfW facilities will play an increasing role as fossil fuels are phased out. Making them more efficient by using new technology and data monitoring can boost their renewables credentials and public perception, argues Tim McNeilly

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