Plant Tracker monthly update

The UK added 895,000t/yr of potential EfW capacity in February, while two delayed WtE plants were also handed over

The Dunbar EfW plant has recently been handed over
The Dunbar EfW plant has recently been handed over

EWB’s Plant Tracker has been updated with facility developments across the energy-from-waste, biomass and biogas markets to 22 February.  

The tracker, available to full subscribers, follows selected plants from project announcement up to their opening and beyond.

There was most action in the UK energy recovery market, which added two new large-scale EfW projects. France-based Suez unveiled plans for a facility in Darwen to process 500,000 tonnes a year, while investment fund Miller Turner outlined plans for a 395,000t/yr plant in Preston.

Together the two facilities added 895,000t/yr of potential new capacity to the UK, which also saw plans for the 1Mt/yr Boston Alternative Energy Facility move forward in late January.

Overall, that means more than eight million tonnes of UK-based potential capacity is in the pipeline and being monitored by the tracker.

In terms of operational capacity, the UK also saw Viridor’s delayed Dunbar EfW plant finally make it over the line in late January.

EfW facilities in Derby and Beddington, south London, were also expected to be handed over but have not yet crossed the line although ENDS understands the Derby plant has been carrying out hand-over runs this month.

In the longer term, ENDS also revealed the county councils of Lancashire and Northamptonshire were both considering investing in EfW developments.

Outside the UK, the delayed Denmark-based Amager Bakke EfW plant was handed over on 5 February adding 560,000t/yr of operational capacity to the trackers selected EfW chart.

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