Monday, December 5, 2022

Energy recovery specialist wins contract to export up to 170,000 tonnes of waste

Energy recovery specialist Geminor has secured the contract to handle up to 170,000 tonnes of refined refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from Powerday, a provider of...
Black carbon

Short-lived pollutants side event

The World Biogas Association (WBA) is hosting an official side event in the Blue Zone at COP26, exploring the influence of pollutants like black carbon. The UN organisation received 1,110 applications for 240 slots, to host these side events.

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...

Power industry apprenticeship sets Mitch up for a bright career

As Chancellor George Osborne used his Autumn Statement to announce a new apprenticeship levy to fund three million future apprenticeships, one Windsor teenager knows...

Gasification platform demonstrates renewable gas production from SRF

Located in the heart of “Chemical Valley” in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France, the GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development platform took a historic step forward in...

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...

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...

UK firm partners with Siemens to advance production of energy-from-waste hybrid boiler

In what seems a major step of recognition for the HERU energy-from-waste domestic heating system - a widely lauded clean technology innovation from the...

GIB invests £28m in Edinburgh EfW plant

UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has today committed £28m of debt finance to a new £142m energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Millerhill in Midlothian,...

Shredder investment reduces fuel consumption by 60% at Waste to Energy plant

Construction and commercial waste management specialist Rabbit Waste Management has more than halved the energy required to power its shredding line, resulting in cost...

Grant for first continuous pyrolysis plant in the UK

The firm behind the first continuous pyrolysis plant in the UK for end-of-life tyres, says it has received a substantial grant from the BEIS...

Portugal power-to-liquid project makes sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from municipal waste-derived CO2

One of the first synthetic eFuel production units in Europe could be implemented at an Energy Recovery Plant near Porto. Deploying a seemingly innovative...

Gates continuing to close at landfill sites

RESEARCH has identified 130 landfill sites that have closed since 2008 as the country continues to reduce the volumes it sends for traditional disposal....

It‘s a hard life

It’s not getting any easier for the nation’s landfill operators or the companies who rely on them for income. A combination of tax increases, alternative...

Northern Ireland waste firm invests £5m in facility to produce fossil fuel alternative for...

Re-Gen Waste has invested £5m in the development of its existing processing facility

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...

Plant in Ghent will be first in Europe to recover non-ferrous metals from bottom...

Water and waste expert Suez has announced a new process to recover non-ferrous metals from bottom ash produced by waste-to-energy plants

London’s burning: Report calls for slowdown on capital’s incineration dependence

The London Assembly Environment Committee published a report, Waste: Energy from Waste on 15 February, which examines how the city could maximise the benefits...
Wood pulp

Kindling a revolution?

Finding a way to do something more interesting with woody biomass - other than just burning it - is a long-standing grail for biotechnology research. A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin has tremendous potential as a source of renewable energy and materials.

Sponsored content: Wind of change blows through EfW emissions

John Whitehurst, UK business manager with minerals and lime producer Lhoist, offers predictions on how new recycling and reuse targets will affect the types...