Energy Wednesday 5 August 2015
Teh review forms part of a wider project looking at the health impacts of municipal waste incinerator emissions 29 July 2015

Incinerator impact on births ‘warrants further study’

No major association between waste incinerator emissions and adverse birth defects have so far been reported, according to a review of 14 previous studies of the issue, but existing evidence is “inconclusive” academics claim.


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The FM1 facility has capacity to process over 500,000 tonnes of solid fuel each year 3 August 2015

Ferrybridge Multifuel facility ‘fully operational’


The £300 million Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 energy from waste facility in West Yorkshire has started full commercial operations. Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL), a joint venture between energy and gas supplier SSE and US firm ...

Avonmouth Docks - (Photo: Bristol Port Authority) 31 July 2015

Boomeco to pay £18,000 over ‘inadequate’ RDF storage


Waste wood and RDF company Boomeco has been ordered to pay £18,873 in fines and costs for ‘failing to store waste in an environmentally safe manner’ on Avonmouth Docks in Bristol. The ruling came after a number of ...

viridor dunbar 22 July 2015

Viridor gets to work on Dunbar EfW plant


Resources and waste firm Viridor has confirmed that construction work on its 300,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant at Dunbar, East Lothian has commenced, with the facility due to be completed in late 2017. The...

Veolia's Sheffield EfW plant was also looked at in the study 17 July 2015

Incinerators ‘contribute little’ to particle emissions


Results from part of a Public Health England-funded study into the impacts of municipal waste incinerators in the UK have shown “no evidence” of incinerator emissions around four facilities. And, while metal emissions were...

Adam and Angus book launch 14 July 2015

Feedstock key to EfW success, book suggests


A group of waste management experts have come together to produce a book, “Energy from Waste – A Practical Handbook”. With lawyer Angus Evers and consultant Adam Read as consulting editors, the book, published by Globe Law ...

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Suez marks opening of Suffolk EfW


Suez Environnement’s Suffolk energy-from-waste plant was officially inaugurated on Friday (July 10) with the Countess of Euston on hand to cut the ribbon. The energy recovery facility, located at Great Blakenham near Ipswich, ...

The Port of Malmo has placed restrictions on imports of RDF material 13 July 2015

Malmö port bans open shipments of RDF


Baled and wrapped RDF material is no longer being accepted via ships into the Port of Malmö in Sweden unless it is transported in closed containers, following a ruling by the city’s environment department. ...

RDF baled 6 July 2015

RDF export ‘may become as expensive as landfill’


The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market is beginning to level off as export routes “become as expensive as English landfills”, according to the findings of an Environment Agency report published today (July 6). The 47-page...

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Airports Commission recommends moving Lakeside EfW


A scheme to construct a third runway at Heathrow Airport – which would require the “removal and replacement” of the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) plant and surrounding recycling facilities – has been recommended for government ...

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