Energy Tuesday 20 August 2019
21 June 2019

EfW study ‘finds no link’ to birth defects

An official study on the health impacts of emissions from energy from waste facilities has ended with the findings that there is no link between the opening of EfW plants and a heightened risk of infant mortality or other birth defects.


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20 August 2019

People news round-up (20/08/19)


With news on: New managing director for phs Wastekit; Machinex director to retire; Assent Compliance recruits waste expert; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group makes senior appointments, and; Andusia hires new logistic ...

16 August 2019

Council approves Suez Blackburn EfW plans


Suez UK’s plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant near Blackburn were approved yesterday (15 August) by Blackburn with Darwen borough council. But, construction of the plant is now dependent on the waste management ...

13 August 2019

Companies reach agreement on plastic waste gasification plants


Peel Environmental has signed an agreement for the development of up to 11 plants designed to produce hydrogen through small-scale gasification technology using plastic waste as a feedstock. Peel, which is a property and ...

13 August 2019

Ness Energy project contract signed


Three Scottish local authorities have signed a contract with a consortium involving the waste firm Indaver and construction firm Acciona to build and operate an energy from waste plant in Aberdeen. Aberdeen city, Moray and ...

9 August 2019

RDF port delay concerns remain over no deal Brexit


A full set of consents are in place to ensure exports of refused derived fuel (RDF) keep moving in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has restated this week. The Department’s ...

8 August 2019

‘Stars aligned’ between industry and policy, says Sarah Heald


VIDEO REPORT: The importance of Viridor as part of the Pennon Group – which also owns South West Water – has been emphasised by Sarah Heald, director of corporate affairs and investor relations at Pennon. And, the Pennon ...

7 August 2019

Suez Blackburn EfW recommended for approval


Plans for a 500,000 tonnes per-year capacity energy from waste (EfW) facility near Blackburn have been recommended for approval by the local council’s planning officers. The proposals are due to be considered by Blackburn with ...

1 August 2019

RDF under pressure as Amsterdam backs restrictions


Amsterdam council is supporting a call by the Dutch Waste Management Association for the Netherlands to import less waste for incineration because of the part-closure of the city’s energy from waste plant. Any restrictions could...

29 July 2019

Viridor, Suez and ETM agree West of England contracts


The West of England Waste Partnership has awarded three long-term contracts to treat the region’s residual and bulky waste from March 2020. Viridor, Suez and ETM won the ten-year contracts – Viridor and Suez will handle ...