Save precious resources with ‘urban mining’

  A database of valuable materials available for recovery from scrap vehicles, spent batteries and waste electrical equipment has been created. The Urban Mine Platform tracks the flows of precious metals and other raw materials in products, whether they are currently in use or at the end-of-life stage. It reveals the amount of valuable materials […]

Waste firm expands rubbish plans

The company behind a controversial waste-to-energy facility in Dublin has announced it plans to build other similar facilities across the UK. US-based firm Covanta aims to use the €136 million (120.9m) it generated from the recent sale of half of the Poolbeg facility to fund the €2 billion (£1.78bn) rollout. The 61MW Poolbeg facility, which was […]

Princess Anne officially opens energy recovery plant

An 8MW waste recovery plant has been officially opened by HRH the Princess Royal. The Battlefield Energy Recovery Facility in Shrewsbury, developed by Veolia on behalf of Shropshire Council, uses the latest energy recovery technology to transform unrecyclable household waste into a valuable resource. It can process a yearly volume of 90,000 tonnes of waste, from which it can […]

Oil and gas recovery vital for Scottish economy

The oil and gas sector delivers more for the Scottish economy than any other sector and a 1% increase in recovery in the North Sea would add £22 billion of extra tax revenue. Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing is expected to explain the importance of the industry’s success and the “huge benefits” of maximising oil […]

PepsiCo will save two-thirds on water at Chile plant

PepsiCo is installing a device in a South American plant which it claims could save the company around two-thirds of the water it uses. The ‘integrated reuse solution’ from Siemens Industry Automation Division will be fitted in a snack food production plant in Santiago, Chile. The initial water used in production is recycled, where any […]

The Market Report – 21st June 2011

The Market Report – 21st June 2011 provided by npower