Work beings on new rubbish energy facility in London

It is expected to treat up to 700,000 tonnes of waste a year and become operational in 2025

Government launches £5bn energy investment portfolio

The Department for International Trade will promote the opportunities to investors in 108 countries

Fireworks ‘more polluting than energy-from-waste plants’

Waste management firm Indaver says energy recovery facilities are actually strictly regulated

UK firm crowdfunding to electrify Indian village

A Southampton-based firm has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring reliable electricity and water to a remote village in India. SEaB Energy hopes to install its waste-to-energy technology, which converts food and organic waste into power, heat, water and fertiliser directly on site, at the village of Mori in Andhra Pradesh. It is looking […]

‘London’s waste is a burning issue’

London currently sets fire to more than half of the waste it generates, with this volume now exceeding two million tonnes each year. That’s according to the London Assembly Environment Committee, which says this figure has more than doubled in the last decade. Currently, 53% of London’s waste ends up being incinerated in waste-to-energy facilities, […]

Severn Trent invests £15m in biomethane plants

Severn Trent has invested £15 million in three new biomethane gas-to-grid plants. The water company, which serves eight million people across the Midlands and Wales, says the power generated will be enough to heat more than 8,000 homes for a year. However, it plans to use the biogas fermented from sewage sludge, contaminated energy crops […]

Biomass and waste-to-energy firm boosts portfolio

A biomass and waste-to-energy investor has bought a total of 20 new assets from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB). The deal makes Bioenergy Infrastructure Group’s (BIG) portfolio one of the largest of its kind in the UK, with the four new biomass and waste-to-energy facilities, 15 anaerobic digestion plants and a materials recovery facility […]

UK investment firm buys food waste-to-energy business

An infrastructure investment manager has bought a 13MW portfolio of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. Ancala Bioenergy hopes its acquisition of Biogen, owner and operator of AD plants in the UK, will provide an established platform for its expansion into the waste-to-energy sector. Biogen owns and operates a portfolio of seven anaerobic digestion plants in England and Wales that […]

‘California could save $385m a year with waste heat recovery’

New technology to convert waste heat into power could save California up to $385 million (£304.1m) per year. That’s according to researchers working on a new partnership project between the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and waste heat recovery firm Alphabet Energy. The scientists involved are developing a cost-effective thermoelectric recovery system to harvest exhaust heat from engines, furnaces and […]

UK firm to showcase waste-to-energy system in US

A British firm is to supply California’s Energy Commission with its innovative waste-to-energy system. Southampton-based SEaB Energy has been awarded a contract to provide the department with its anaerobic digestion ‘FLEXIBUSTER’ product as part of a four-year research programme into sustainable energy generation from food waste. From October, it will be used to demonstrate the […]