Brazilian study suggests better ways of managing MSW

Researchers analyzed solutions implemented in four very different Brazilian cities. Based on the results, they propose the creation of a national carbon credit fund...

Isle of Portland to host UK’s first carbon neutral EfW facility

The directors of Powerfuel Portland - a firm aiming to deliver a proposed Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Portland Port on the Isle of...

Domestic energy-from-waste unit wins Government funding

A seemingly ground-breaking energy-from-waste domestic heating system has been awarded support from the Government’s Innovate Energy Game Changer fund, enabling further development and trials. The...
A Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) incinerator

Reducing toxic emissions from waste incineration power plants

AIR pollution control technology for waste incineration is available from Lührfilter. Domestic and municipal waste that might otherwise have gone to landfill can now be...

Firm converts scrap vehicle waste into renewable energy

A seemingly ground-breaking solution allows hard-to-recycle automotive shredder residue (ASR) to be used to deliver renewable energy and reduce waste-to-landfill. End-of-life vehicles processor Recycling Lives...
bin bags in a forest

Black bag blues: Does Scotland have enough incineration capacity?

Ongoing uncertainty about Scotland's ability to deal with its own residual waste - once a ban on landfilling biodegradeable material takes effect on 1 January 2026 - has prompted soul-searching north of the border, and an extensive contemplation of the appropriate role that incineration should play in the waste hierarchy. Envirotec reports.

Plasma treatment gasification method selected for UK waste-to-jet-fuel project

Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has been selected by renewable fuels company Velocys, as the preferred gasification technology provider to support its project to produce...

Trading organic waste in France

French recycling and recovery firm Suez has launched “Organix®”, described as the first digital marketplace for organic waste. The platform aims to connect producers...

Guide warns incinerator GHG emissions often worse than predicted

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) launched a good practice guide in July, intended to help with assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts...

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

Recovery of ultra-fine metal particles from household and industrial waste: Firm opens largest facility...

Suez has opened what it says is the largest facility in the EU for the extraction and recovery of ultra-fine non-ferrous metal particles from...

The heat is on for AD plants

A few thoughts on the benefits and practicalities of using heat exchangers in wastewater AD, from Matt Hale of thermal technology expert HRS Heat...

Government funding for project to supply Africa with electricity from waste

An Earth Observation Innovation team from the University of Leicester is collaborating with UK energy-from-waste-biomass firm PyroGenesys and a number of UK and international...

Firm cites significant carbon reductions for using energy recovery facilities to treat clinical waste

Resource management firm Veolia is highlighting how significant emissions reductions can be achieved by using energy recovery facilities, ERF, to dispose of the more...

Domestic energy-from-waste unit wins Government funding

A seemingly ground-breaking energy-from-waste domestic heating system has been awarded support from the Government’s Innovate Energy Game Changer fund, enabling further development and trials. The...

EfW trade groups offer reaction to first draft waste incineration BREFs

A joint press release from three important trade organisations in the energy-from-waste sector offers a reaction to the first draft (D1) of the reference...

Plasma gasification produces hydrogen-rich syngas from surgical masks

Events of recent years have obviously seen thousands of tons of used surgical masks dumped every month without a real vision of how to...

Planning permission granted for Sunderland plastics pyrolysis plant

Sunderland City Council has given the go-ahead for a new plant at the Port of Sunderland, creating over 100 permanent jobs and processing plastic...
The plant will be built at an established rail-linked site in East Lothian.

Viridor all set

CONSTRUCTION of a £200m energy from waste (EfW) facility in Scotland is expected to begin in 2013 after Viridor won permission to normalise waste...
Reactor tanks

The dead zone

Mikael Khan of environmental consultancy Aqua Enviro, offers a few thoughts on maximising AD plant efficiency and revenues by interrogating mixing performance in reactor tanks.