New £2,500 prize fund launched to attract students in waste to energy sector

In exchange for access to their dissertation, the winner and runners up will win one day of mentoring with the Privilege Finance team and networking opportunities for 12 months

Energy from waste plant gets £35m investment

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has committed £35 million for an energy from waste plant in North Wales. The 18.8MW Wheelabrator Parc Adfer facility in Flintshire will cost a total of £180 million and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 21,000 tonnes annually. It is expected to be built by the end of 2019, when it will generate 133GWh […]

Scottish councils to build energy from waste plant

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council have partnered to build an energy from waste plant. The agreement will see the three authorities work together on the £150 million site which will help them comply with national regulations which come into force in 2021. The Scottish Government has banned biodegradable municipal waste from going to […]

15MW energy from waste plant to be built in Wales

An energy from waste plant with a capacity of 15MW is to be built in Wales. UK-based company CoGen and US firm Lockheed Martin Energy have teamed up to install the plant in Cardiff. The British firm will be the owner and developer of the plant, which is expected to process approximately 150,000 tonnes of […]

UK construction firm exits energy from waste business

A UK construction company has announced it is exiting the energy from waste market. Interserve announced it is exiting the sector due to “unique challenges” in the industry. In May, the firm faced “a further deterioration” in a £146 million energy from waste contract for the construction of an energy gasification facility in Glasgow, which was hit by cost […]

Energy from waste exports up

Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England and Wales grew by more than half a million tonnes last year. There was a total of 2.94 million tonnes produced in 2015, according to provisional data from the RDF Industry Group, which includes waste management contractors and operators from the UK and Europe such as Veolia, […]

ENGIE to run £200m energy from waste plant

The developer of a pioneering new 25MW energy-from-waste plant in Hull has appointed ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) to operate the £200m facility and purchase the green electricity it generates. The Energy Works plant in Hull is being developed by local firm Spencer Group. Building started last month and it should be operation by 2018. It […]

£75m power deal for UK’s energy from waste plant

A £75 million power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed for the electricity generated from waste project in the UK. Multifuel Energy Ltd.(MEL), a joint venture between SSE and US-based Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., has agreed the two-year deal with SmartestEnergy. The £300 million Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 project is expected to start operating later this year and is located […]

Life after death for Halloween pumpkins – as energy!

Carve out a green end to your Halloween this year – and not with mould or ghastly face paint. As trick or treating ends, revellers are being advised to recycle their pumpkins to avoid food waste. In a trial at ten Sainsbury’s supermarkets, customers can bring pumpkins in store where they will be collected and […]

Lakeside energy from waste plant gets solar

Solar engineers had to abseil down the roof of an energy from waste plant in Slough to install solar PV panels. The Lakeside plant near Heathrow Terminal 5 can process 410,000 tonnes of non-recyclable residual waste a year, generating 37 megawatts of sustainable power. The 1,000 solar panels stretched out over its south-facing curved roof […]