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Cardiff EfW-to-heat network gets funding

Cardiff EfW-to-heat network gets funding

UK: Local authority first tendered the heat network project last month, which will be connected to Viridor’s Trident Park EfW plant

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Ørsted still hopes Renescience plant will be operational this year

Ørsted still hopes Renescience plant will be operational this year

UK: Latest financial report states facility should be declared operational this year, more than three years behind schedule

Groundbreaking takes place for waste-fired heating network

Groundbreaking takes place for waste-fired heating network

Austria: System will source heat from a 100,000t/yr EfW facility

Legal challenge wants UK to include EfW plants in future ETS scheme

Legal challenge wants UK to include EfW plants in future ETS scheme

Anti-incineration campaigner is challenging omission of EfW plants from the proposed UK emissions trading system as being “directly against” the Paris Agreement

Investor confidence ‘collapse’ sees Doncaster EfW plant drop gasification

Investor confidence ‘collapse’ sees Doncaster EfW plant drop gasification

UK: Facility is the developer’s second under-development plant to apply for consent to drop the use of gasification for a grate-based system

Environment Agency temporarily pulls free-permitting advice

Environment Agency temporarily pulls free-permitting advice

UK: Firms seeking permits for installations such as EfW, biogas or biomass-fired facilities can no longer benefit from the free service

Plans in for Uniper’s 472,100t/yr multifuel plant

Plans in for Uniper’s 472,100t/yr multifuel plant

UK: Facility is planned for the site of the coal-fired Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station

Covanta ‘encourages’ dialogue after EfW protest

Covanta ‘encourages’ dialogue after EfW protest

UK: Protesters tried to block access to the under-construction Rookery South EfW plant, even though no work was actually taking place during the action

Weltec Biopower and Nordmethan to operate under same name

Weltec Biopower and Nordmethan to operate under same name

Germany: New business name offers a “close link” between biogas plant construction and operation

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How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

David Cullen, programme director for the North London Heat and Power Project, considers a new report from Policy Connect about the waste sector’s role in achieving ‘net zero’

EWB Insight report: June 2020

EWB Insight report: June 2020

This month: Political moves hit the EfW sector in Denmark and Germany, politician backtracks after criticising a waste to energy plant, MVV wins “rare” ruling, Amey’s Waterbeach facility loses appeal, and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: May 2020

EWB Insight report: May 2020

This month: Could CCS at biomass-fired and EfW plants be on the brink of commercial scale success, legal challenge to EU’s bioenergy support is shut down, UK sets new bioenergy record and a new energy recovery plant is planned for Essex

EWB Insight report: April 2020

EWB Insight report: April 2020

This month: Facilities moved forward for Wheelabrator, several other UK-based EfW plants progressed, while policy and business remains severely affected by the global coronavirus outbreak

Biogas plants winning the battle against grit

Biogas plants winning the battle against grit

Taking digesters offline to remove the debris that inevitably builds up over time is anathema to many operators. One company tackled the problem by combining a powerful degritter with a chopper pump. Christopher French reports

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