New waste to energy facility opens in London

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year has been opened in London. The waste to energy plant in Dagenham is expected to generate 14 million m3 of biogas – enough to power around 12,600 homes every year. Developer ReFood claims it will help displace […]

Ford stops Transit vans, plans new low carbon engine

American carmaker Ford yesterday announced plans to close its Transit van plant in Southampton (pictured) and some of its operations at the Dagenham plant in Essex, as well as another European plant. At the same time it means to develop a new low carbon engine in Dagenham which will power future Ford vehicles from 2016. […]

Green Investment Bank warm up act gives cash to waste processing

A waste processing plant in Dagenham became the first project to bag cash from the precursor to the Government’s Green Investment Bank’s (UK GIB) yesterday. Business Secretary Vince Cable announced £2million of public money will go to help fund the £21million plant. The money will come from the UK Waste Resources and Energy Investments (UKWREI) […]

Ecotricity exceeds £10 million target for second bond issue

Renewable energy company Ecotricity exceeded their target for a new green bond by over £6 million. The bond works like any other, except the money is invested only in renewable energy in the UK. Starting with a minimum of just £500 of investment, it will have an initial four-year term with a return of 6% […]