Energy Monday 19 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 March 2019

UK’s largest EfW plant extends permitted capacity


Waste and resources firm Viridor has had a permit application approved by the Environment Agency to increase the capacity of its Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) plant by 250,000 tonnes per year. The permit variation increases the ...

Suez Wilton 13 March 2019

Treasury launches infrastructure funding review


Government is reviewing its support for private infrastructure investment across sectors including waste management. The review was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in his Spring Statement this afternoon...

13 March 2019

Allington EfW plant operational after ‘minor’ fire


FCC Environment said today that its Allington energy from waste plant in Kent is now “operational” after a fire in a bunker at the facility earlier this week. Kent Fire and Rescue were called to the plant on Monday afternoon (...

12 March 2019

Contract awarded for Scottish EfW facility


A Clugston-CNIM joint venture has been lined up to construct a new 216,000 tonnes per-year capacity energy from waste plant at Grangemouth in Falkirk, Scotland. The facility, which will be the 12th to be jointly delivered by the ...

11 March 2019

Plans outlined for Cheshire gasification plant


A waste gasification facility with the capacity to process up to 175,000 tonnes of waste wood and refuse derived fuel is under development at the Protos energy hub near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. Output from the plant would be ...

8 March 2019

SELCHP reaches 25 years in operation


The South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility, based in Lewisham, has reached its 25th year in operation. The 440,000 tonnes per year facility became operational in February 1994 and is operated by ...

7 March 2019

Councils agree on preferred bidder for Aberdeen EfW


Three Scottish councils have today (7 March) confirmed their preferred bidder for a contract to build and operate a 150,000-tonnes per year energy from waste plant in Aberdeen. A consortium involving the construction firm Acciona ...

7 March 2019

Geminor acquires Norwegian biofuel business


Waste fuels specialist, Geminor, has acquired Norwegian biofuel producer Bøn Biobrensel AS. According to the firm, the move strengthens its position in the Nordic secondary fuels market. Geminor chief ...

7 March 2019

Contractor exits Hull Energy Works project


The developers of a 240,000 tonne-capacity waste gasification plant in Hull has ended the contract with an engineering company on the project citing ‘significant delays’ to the facility. Energy Works (Hull) Ltd terminated the ...