Wood Wednesday 4 March 2015
Plymouth biomass plant - RightMove sale listing - cropped 17 February 2015

Uncertainty surrounds Plymouth waste wood energy plant

The future operation of a 40,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste wood to energy plant in Roborough, Plymouth is unclear more than two years after it was originally set to open. The £16 million plant, by ‘Special Purpose Vehicle...


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(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...

Environment Agency photo of the fire at Plevin’s wood site in Hazlehead in June 13 February 2015

Agency reinstates permit at Plevin’s Barnsley wood depot


The Environment Agency has lifted the restriction on deliveries of waste wood to R Plevin & Sons £5 million waste wood processing plant at Crow Edge near Barnsley, following a series of fires on the site last summer. From ...

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Business Minister announces £50m waste fund


Business minister Matthew Hancock today (February 2) announced a £50 million investment by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) into a new fund targeting smaller-scale recycling and waste projects across the UK. The new fund - ...

The standard permits consultation includes stipulations for the storage of waste wood 29 January 2015

Wood recyclers to lobby over stockpile rules


Wood recyclers are to lobby to change rules limiting the amount of time that waste wood destined for biomass burning can be stored, arguing that a three month limit is unlikely to prevent fires in the sector. The Environment ...

Stobart will supply 250,000 tonnes of waste wood fuel to the Margam facility each year 26 January 2015

Stobart wins its ‘largest ever’ waste wood fuel deal


Stobart Group has won its 'largest ever' fuel supply contract after securing a 14-year, £110 million deal to supply waste wood to a biomass plant near Margam in South Wales. Announced today (January 26), the deal will see Stobart...

Wood stored at Larner's Wellingborough site 15 January 2015

‘Fire risk’ wood waste site lands director suspended jail term


The former director of a wood waste recycling firm has been handed a suspended prison sentence following an Environment Agency prosecution over storage of material at a site in Northamptonshire. David Lewis McEwan, who was a ...

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