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CNG Fuels opens tenth refuelling site as biomethane demand soars

A Warburton's lorry refuelling at CNG's biomethane refuelling station

UK: The new station can refuel up to 500 HGVs each day with the supplier’s Bio-CNG which is derived from food waste and manure

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Illegal waste export operation thwarted at shipping ports

The bales of contaminated waste found in a shipping container

UK: An Environment Agency officer was reported as being “physically sick” when examining one of the bales in closer detail

Max Recycle teams up with biotech firm to produce on-site SRF

Scott Hawthorne, managing director of Max Recycle, and four other men from Advetec standing in front of an XO22 aerobic digester

UK: The partnership will not only aid landfill diversion, but help decarbonise the commercial waste firm’s operations

Government urged to fast-track plans for hydrogen storage

Holford gas storage facility

UK: The call comes amid growing activity in the waste sector to commercialise hydrogen production from new and existing asset infrastructure

EfW carbon capture projects on BEIS shortlist for funding

The Protos EfW facility under construction

UK: If successful, these projects will help pioneer the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology for energy recovery

Italy gets biomethane boost with EU £3.8m aid package

Biogas plant in Italy

The measure aims to promote the building and operation of new or converted biomethane production plants in the country

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

Veolia adopts carbon lining for heat distribution pipes

Workers relining the pipes

UK: Company says use of carbon lining process is a first for the UK and will help cut carbon emissions

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

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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