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 […]

Biffa buys PHS waste division for £2.5m

Biffa has bought the commercial waste business of PHS All Clear, which manages clinical and medical waste, for £2.5 million. Known as PHS Wastetech, it currently provides commercial waste management services across a 12,000-strong customer base. Biffa said the deal will bring four new operating locations under its control and will allow the firm to […]

GDF SUEZ Energy UK buys power from waste plant

The UK subsidiary of French firm GDF SUEZ has signed a deal to buy electricity from an energy-from-waste facility. The 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SITA UK is for electricity produced from a 34MW waste-to-energy facility which is set to be built at Severnside in South Gloucestershire. It will produce enough energy to power […]

Green light for £85m waste-to-energy plant

An £85 million energy from waste power plant in east Belfast has been given the go-ahead by the Government. Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace will use the new facility to convert 120,000 tonnes of non-recyclable commercial and industrial waste into electricity and heat. It will be done through the gasification process which heats the waste […]

London’s ‘first’ waste to heat network goes live

An energy from waste heating network, said to be the first in London, was officially launched on Friday. Called the South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP), the £7 million facility in Deptford – operated by Veolia Environment – will be used to provide heating and hot water to 2,500 homes in Bermondsey, Southwark. […]

Bids invited for innovative low carbon heating networks

Local authorities in England and Wales are being invited to bring forward innovative proposals to develop low carbon heating and cooling networks and bid for their share of a £6 million fund. The Government is launching the grant scheme for technologies that draw heat energy “as much as possible” from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources […]