Energy from waste sector ‘needs decisive message’

The energy from waste (EfW) sector “needs simplification and clarification” to move forward. That’s according to George Giles, Head of Environmental Power, Oil and Gas at Siemens, who told ELN: “There is too much uncertainty. I think what the industry really needs is clarification, it needs a decisive message so the industry knows where to go.” […]

UK’s ‘green’ bank invests £51m in energy-from-waste plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has pledged to invest £51 million in a proposed waste-to-energy facility in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The Willows Power & Recycling Centre (pictured, artist’s impression) is expected to process 170,000 tonnes of household waste and 100,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste. That would be converted into 170GWh of electricity […]

‘Asia’s richest man’ buys Dutch waste and energy firm

A Hong Kong billionaire – considered to be the richest person in Asia and the eighth richest in the world according to Forbes – is buying a waste and renewable energy company in the Netherlands for HK$9.7 billion (£805.3m). Four companies controlled by Li Ka-shing (pictured) including Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI) entered into an […]

UK to have world’s largest renewable energy plant

The UK is set to have the world’s largest renewable energy plant using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology. Air Products today announced plans to build and operate the 50MW capacity Tees Valley plant, which is expected to power around 50,000 homes in the UK. EfW is the process of creating energy from waste in the […]