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Demand-supply concerns heighten over waste feedstocks for biofuels

Person filling up a car with biodiesel

US/Europe: Insight study points to a tightening of low carbon waste-based biofuel feedstock markets as demand outpaces production


Falkirk strikes deal with Levenseat for bulky waste diversion

A church in Falkirk

UK: Under the council contract, waste that cannot be recycled will be processed into RDF for energy recovery at Levenseat’s gasification facility

Cory begins early consultation on EfW carbon capture plans

Cory Riverside EfW plant

Cory has launched what it calls an “early consultation” on plans to decarbonise its energy-from-waste facilities in Belvedere, south London.

WKE eyes new business as rival-pellet supplier focuses on SAF

Inside the facility

UK: Company says rival pellet manufacturer’s deal to supply 1Mt/yr of waste to a SAF production plant leaves the rest of the market “wide open” for its feedstock

New owner for Hoddesdon EfW project

The EfW plant

UK: EWB exclusively revealed the plant was being mothballed early last year, however a new business has now taken over the facility, which could be started up again

Powerhouse sets sights on Ballymena EfW project

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Northern Ireland could be home to a new EfW project

Navigator and Alfanar sign deal to develop SAF handling terminal

The SAF-production plant

UK: Navigator will develop the North Tees rail terminal to process up 1Mt/yr of non-recyclable waste feedstocks for Alfanar’s Lighthouse Green Fuels waste-to-SAF project

€18bn of pipeline investment in biomethane-production facilities, says EBA

A biomethane-producing plant

Industry has set aside the money as a “first tranche” for scaling up production to 2030

Oldhall EfW plant starts taking shape

The EfW plant, image copyright STC

UK: 180,000t/yr has moved to full construction and will have a power capacity of 15MWe

Newhurst EfW plant starts full-scale operations

The EfW plant

UK: 350,000t/yr EfW facility has been handed over on time and is the second of Encyclis’s planned portfolio of UK-based plants to enter operations

The Burning Issue podcast talks to Local Partnership’s Hattie Parke

The Burning Issue, S:02 Ep:08

Every fortnight the Burning Issue looks at different elements of the energy recovery sector, taking the starting point that while energy recovery has moved some waste out of landfill, where does the sector go from here?

Local authority urges Scottish Government to push back landfill ban


Council fears it will be hit with “hundreds of thousands” in penalty charges if its pulls out of a landfill contract not due to end until after the ban comes in

Permit consultation launched for MVV’s Medworth-based EfW project

An artist's impression of the plant

UK: Facility is designed to process more than 600,000t/yr and is also going through the DCO process

New Burning Issue podcast episode released

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EWB Comment and Analysis

EWB Insight report: Mar/Apr 23

The EfW plant

This report: The EA under the spotlight, CCS joy for two EfWs, while Drax and Lynemouth forced to wait, Newport-based EfW goes into administration and a Stoke-based facility faces being mothballed

EWB Insight report: Feb 2023

The planned Darwen-based biogas plant

This month: Interest in biogas facilities continues to rise, Sweden holds stance on bioenergy, Northacre gains planning consent, and our regular full facilities update

EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2023

EA staff were on strike in January

This report covers the unusual move by FCC to start the permitting process for an EfW facility it does not yet have the rights to develop, the entry into force of the UK generator levy, Aviva’s plans to sell a stake in its Newport EfW plant and more problems for the delayed MGT Teesside biomass-fired project

EWB Insight report : Nov 2022

One of Nature Energy's plants

This month: Nature Energy sold for €1.9bn, row over banning UK waste exports, a big waste deal for Biffa, developments in CCS and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: October 2022

Indaver is building Essex's first major EfW plant

This month: Another twist in Essex’s troubled waste-tendering process, EfW progresses towards EU ETS, UK twice rules out energy recovery moratorium and the waste company waiving levies totalling £4.75m (€5.45m)

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

EWB Insight

EWB Insight distils key changes in the European EfW, biomass and biogas energy markets monthly and is available to EWB subscribers.

EWB Plant Tracker

EWB sources news from a unique database of energy-from-waste, biomass and biogas plants. This information is now available to our subscribers and is regularly updated.

EWB Editorial Panel

The editorial panel is made up of leading figures from the UK in the EfW and bioenergy sectors. They provide insight to users through thought-leadership pieces.