Wood Thursday 26 November 2015
An artist's impression of the biomass plant Navitas was due to build in early 2015 4 November 2015

Biomass plant still planned for Navitas site

Navitas Environmental has defended the slow progress made in removing thousands of tonnes of waste wood piled high on its site in Hertfordshire. And, the company’s director, Andrew Beck, has also said he hopes work will start on...


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The fire tests are taking place at Stobart's site in Pollington, North Yorkshire 18 November 2015

Waste wood stack fire tests get underway


Controlled test burning of waste wood is set to take place in Yorkshire this week with the aim of gaining evidence to feed into regulatory rules on material stack sizes at waste storage sites. After almost a year of delays, ...

Artist's impression of the Templeborough Biomass Plant set to open in Rotherham 16 November 2015

Construction starts on 41MW Rotherham biomass plant


Construction work has started on a 260,000 tonnes per year capacity waste wood biomass energy plant in Rotherham, the Danish-owned developers of the facility have announced. Templeborough Biomass Power Plant Ltd, which is ...

Turboden_MHI logo 10 November 2015

Power unit selected for £30m Sheffield biomass CHP plant


Energy technology firm Turboden is to supply a 6.5MW power unit for a £30 million waste wood biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant set to be operated by Veolia in Sheffield. Backed by the Green Investment Bank (GIB), ...

Richard Butcher - Stobart Board cropped 9 November 2015

Stobart Energy plots UK wood processing expansion


The increase in biomass plants coming online in next five years alongside long term waste wood supply contracts will help to “bring stability” to the wood recycling market, according to the chief executive of Stobart Energy & ...

Machester AIR unit drone 5 November 2015

EA using drone to monitor Manchester waste sites


A drone fitted with heat detection technology is being used to monitor waste sites from the sky by the Environment Agency’s enforcement team - in the hope of helping to prevent fires in Manchester. Since summer 2015, the ...

Navitas argues it has 'inherited' the thousands of tonnes of waste wood still on the site 2 November 2015

Agency relying on Hertfordshire over Navitas wood


The Environment Agency is still relying on the county council to ensure the voluntary removal of thousands of tonnes of waste wood piled high on a site in Hertfordshire - three years after the heap was abandoned. Nearly 10,000 ...

The Great Heck waste heap has been flaring up periodically 30 October 2015

Anger grows over Great Heck waste heap


Pressure is mounting on the Environment Agency to remove a 10,000 tonne pile of mixed waste at Great Heck, which has garnered national attention. The North Yorkshire eyesore has attracted criticism from local residents who have ...

Artist's impression of the Protos site wherer the CoGen biomass plant is being built 29 October 2015

Work begins on £100m Cheshire waste wood biomass project


Construction work has started on a 21.5MWe waste wood biomass plant at the former Ince Park site in Cheshire, after developer CoGen Ltd announced it had reached financial close on the project today (October 29). The £100m ...

The FM2 facility will be built adjacent to FM1, pictured, which began operations in August 28 October 2015

Ferrybridge 2 plant wins DECC approval


Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL) will push ahead with plans to construct a second energy-from-waste facility at Ferrybridge, after the plant was granted planning consent by the government today (October 28). The £300 million South ...

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