Wood Thursday 3 September 2015
Hadfields has stopped accepting lower grade waste wood at two of its sites 2 September 2015

Wood recycler urges full consultation over EA fire guidance

Hadfield Wood Recyclers has criticised the Environment Agency for failing to consult more widely with industry in its “restricted” review process for controversial Fire Prevention Plan guidance. The wood recycling firm has ...

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The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s

 

Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the ...

The landfilling of waste wood has been highlighted in a Veolia report on the Circular Economy 30 July 2015

Wood recyclers slam ‘uninformed’ EA storage restrictions

 

Trade body the Wood Recyclers’ Association has criticised the Environment Agency’s waste wood storage restrictions for being based not on “any science of fact but on conjecture and un-informed opinion”. It follows ...

wilton10 29 July 2015

Hadfields Wood Recyclers shuts gates ‘to avoid EA enforcement’

 

Hadfields Wood Recyclers has temporarily shut gates to waste wood at its sites in Manchester and Middlesbrough to “avoid enforcement action from the Environment Agency” over material storage restrictions, the company revealed this morning...

Fire services tackling the incident at the Bosley wood flour mill near Macclesfield (photo: Cheshire Fire and Rescue) 20 July 2015

HSE probes Boden’s-owned wood flour mill explosion

 

The cause of explosions last Friday (July 17) at the Cheshire wood flour mill owned by a subsidiary of wood recycling firm Boden's are being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A total of 15 fire engines as ...

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. The

1432852_Houghton-Main-Renewable-Energy-Centre 9 June 2015

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 ...

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