Wood Thursday 2 July 2015
The landfilling of waste wood has been highlighted in a Veolia report on the Circular Economy 23 June 2015

Veolia reveals extent of waste wood sent to landfill

An estimated nine million tonnes of waste wood are being landfilled each year according to a Circular Economy report published today by waste management giant Veolia. [caption id="attachment_101313" align="alignright" width="375...


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Green light for £65m Barnsley waste wood to energy plant


Peel Environmental’s plans to develop a £65 million waste wood gasification facility on a former coal mine in Yorkshire have been given planning permission by Barnsley metropolitan borough council. Members of the council’s ...

Tullis Russell Papermakers fell into administration yesterday (April 27) 28 April 2015

RWE assesses effect of Tullis Russell collapse


The operator of a major £200 million biomass facility in Scotland has said that the plant will continue to operate as normal despite the news that its main heat and power customer has entered administration. RWE Npower officially...

Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd (top left) pictured from the RWE Npower biomass plant (bottom right) 27 April 2015

RWE biomass plant could lose main customer


Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd – the Fife paper mill supplied with heat and power by RWE Npower’s waste wood biomass energy plant – has fallen into administration with the loss of 325 jobs. A further 149 jobs are also at ...

RotherhamMap 23 April 2015

GDF signs biomass energy agreement


Energy firm GDF Suez has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the operators of a waste wood to energy biomass plant in the north east of England. Under the agreement, GDF Suez Energy UK, sister company to waste management ...

An artist's impression of the Tilbury Green Power biomass and EfW facility, which will begin operations in early 2017 25 March 2015

Tilbury biomass plant gets £70m funding boost


A long-anticipated biomass and energy from waste facility at Tilbury Docks has received a joint £70 million cash injection from The Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB). The funding, which ...

(l-r) Mike Robinson, AWM marketing manager,  Elizabeth Truss MP, Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Party candidate for Morley and Outwood, and children from Stanningley Primary School 27 February 2015

News in brief


With news on; Secretary of State for Environment Elizabeth Truss visits AWM; REACT Energy withdraws biomass application; Viridor wins waste wood contract; Perthshire waste operator gets community order, and; Shanks achieves financial closure

Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe


Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

Around 2,000 lorries delivered to the site at its peak 25 February 2015

‘Iconic’ Packington landfill shuts after 50 years


An ‘iconic’ landfill site near Birmingham finally closed its gates yesterday (February 24) after almost 50 years in operation. The Packington landfill site, which is located opposite the NEC and run by SITA UK, has ...

Peel Energy is looking at ways to make the proposed Barton plant more 'sustainable' 18 February 2015

Peel postpones £70m Barton biomass plant


Peel Energy has postponed construction of its £70 million Barton biomass plant in order to improve the ‘sustainability’ of the project. The £70 million plant in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, had already been issued with...

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