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Investors boost Poolbeg EfW plant holding to 50%

Investors boost Poolbeg EfW plant holding to 50%

Ireland: Fund initially bought into the plant in 2019 but has taken on more of Green Investment Group’s share of the facility

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Biffa sued over alleged ‘failure to prevent’ slavery

Biffa sued over alleged ‘failure to prevent’ slavery

Workers hired through a subcontractor by the waste firm were proven to be victims controlled by a gang that was convicted of modern slavery following two criminal trials in 2018 and 2019

Lohja biogas-producing plant operational

Lohja biogas-producing plant operational

Finland: Facility will process around 60,000t/yr and produce up to 40GWh of biogas

‘Landmark’ heat supply deal from Edmonton EfW plant signed

‘Landmark’ heat supply deal from Edmonton EfW plant signed

UK: “Long-term” heat and hot water supply deal through a district heating system has been finalised

Financial close confirmed for Rivenhall EfW project

Financial close confirmed for Rivenhall EfW project

UK: Project made it through planning last year after a drawn-out process related to its stack height

New deal brings ‘scaleable’ EfW plants to market

New deal brings ‘scaleable’ EfW plants to market

Finland and Japan-based companies combine for a “unique solution” for between 30,000 and 200,000t/yr of waste

Quantafuel takes 40% stake in waste aggregator Geminor

Quantafuel takes 40% stake in waste aggregator Geminor

Move is designed to increase the reach and capacity of Geminor, while securing plastic waste for Quantafuel

Waste fires caused by batteries cost industry £158m annually

Waste fires caused by batteries cost industry £158m annually

UK: Batteries are responsible for around 48% of all waste fires, according to report

AEB releases biomass plant emissions data

AEB releases biomass plant emissions data

Netherlands: Company says data recorded last year proves the facility “meets the legal emission standards”

Redundancy process launched for workers at UBB’s Tovi Eco Park

Redundancy process launched for workers at UBB’s Tovi Eco Park

UK: Facility has never worked as expected and its owners lost a legal battle with Essex County Council last year

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EWB Insight report: November 2020

EWB Insight report: November 2020

This month: The EU ETS should not be extended to EfW plants, BWSC shifts away from EfW and bioenergy plant builds, Suez and BP work on the UK’s first CCS project at an EfW plant, still no EIA for the Barry biomass plant and Nature Energy is building another large-scale facility

EWB Insight report: October 2020

EWB Insight report: October 2020

This month: Two judicial reviews and two wins for the EfW plants, crooks cashing in on plastic exports, Edmonton EfW plant deal down to three bidders, Corby EfW plant develops, Lynemouth Power offline and Ductor to deliver 200 biogas-producing plants

What makes a supportive policy environment for AD?

What makes a supportive policy environment for AD?

Mark Sommerfeld, policy manager at the Association of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at Privilege Finance, share their views on what a truly supportive policy for AD looks like

EWB Insight report: September 2020

EWB Insight report: September 2020

This month: English RDF exports collapse, Norway’s CCUS project moves forward, LafargeHolcim reveals plans to double waste processing by 2030 and Severn Water unveiled plans for another thermal hydrolysis-powered facility

EWB Insight report: August 2020

EWB Insight report: August 2020

This month: Three more waste-gasification hit the buffers, UK faces legal action over excluding EfW plants from its planned ETS, Covanta calls for “dialogue” with protesters and Hoddesdon and Uskmouth-based facilities move forward

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