Wood Tuesday 13 October 2015
Stobart's biomass wood pellet mill in Pollington, formerly operated by Veolia 12 October 2015

Hike in waste wood gate fees ‘crippling’ supply chain

Storage restrictions and a slow summer market period is putting pressure on the waste wood supply chain, with a number of wood recyclers reporting that outlets for lower grade material are currently scarce. [caption id="...


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The TRA has warned the Environment Agency's failure to listen to industry could result in more tyre fires 6 October 2015

Tyre recyclers hit out at Agency fire guidance


The Environment Agency’s failure to listen to tyre recyclers on stack sizes could inadvertently increase the risk of fires on waste sites. This was the message from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) today as it urged the ...

Stobart will supply 250,000 tonnes of waste wood fuel to the Port Clarence facility each year 21 September 2015

Stobart signs supply contract for Teesside biomass plant


Stobart Energy has won a contract to supply around 250,000 tonnes of waste wood fuel per year to a Teesside biomass plant in what is likely to be seen as a further boost to the UK’s waste wood sector. The fourteen year agreement...

Hadfield 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 ...

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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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