The Burning Issue podcast talks to Trowers & Hamlins LLP's Christopher Philpot

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?

In the final episode of series two, the Burning Issue speaks to Christopher Philpot, senior associate at Trowers & Hamlins LLP.

Philpot shines a light on the legal action that has followed several high-profile failures involving gasification-equipped energy-from-waste plants mainly designed to process refuse-derived fuel.  

This episode focuses on: 

  • Why a higher percentage of EfW deals have ended up in court when compared with similar industries  

  • Challenges waste-gasification plants have faced in getting through commissioning and then meeting contractual outputs

  • Major problems with the systems designed to move fuel through plants into the gasifier have caused legal disputes 

  • How to avoid the pitfalls other in the sector have fallen into 

  • And why you should “love your contracts”.  

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