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7 October 2019

BIG Group opens waste wood gasification plant

The Bioenergy Infrastructure (BIG) Group has officially opened its 170,000 tonne per year capacity waste wood gasification plant in Ince, Cheshire. However, the plant – handed over to BIG last year before becoming fully ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the wood recycling and reprocessing sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


21 December 2018

Hazardous waste wood testing – an update


Clarification has emerged about work taking place to aid the classification of waste wood as either hazardous or non-hazardous from construction and demolition sites. Details were published on Monday of an ongoing project to test ...

Wood packaging 21 December 2018

December 2018 news round-up


With news on: Wood packaging recycling targets; personnel changes at Suez, and; plant investments for Mick George and ETM.

20 December 2018

Enva announces Hadfield Wood Recyclers acquisition


Leading wood waste processing business Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been acquired by the services company Enva – the two firms have announced today (20 December). The acquisition sees Enva grow its presence in the UK market – ...

17 December 2018

Research looks at waste wood in construction sector


EXCLUSIVE: A project is underway in the construction sector to test waste wood for any hazardous content. Early findings suggest that some treated wood arising from the demolition of buildings built before 2008 could be hazardous. The testing...

7 December 2018

Wood-waste Fire Prevention Plan guidance released


The Wood Recyclers Association has launched a ‘sector-specific’ Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guide for wood recycling businesses, developed in “close association” with the Environment Agency. It is hoped the guide will ...

4 December 2018

Eight-metre stack agreed in UK Wood Recycling fire plan


UK Wood Recycling (UKWR), part of the Hadfield Group, has received approval for the first Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) allowing waste wood to be stored in stacks of up to eight metres in height. The Middlesbrough-based company ...

16 November 2018

Recycle wood first, says Committee on Climate Change


Waste wood should be “reused and recycled wherever possible” before being used as a biomass feedstock, a high level report for government said this week. The recycling emphasis came as part of a report yesterday (16 November) ...

14 November 2018

Agency confirms FPP guide for waste wood


The Environment Agency has approved the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for sites handling waste wood, it has been confirmed. The Wood Recycling Association (WRA), which confirmed the ...

12 November 2018

PRN pressure rises amid ‘unfair’ aluminium market claim


Concerns around the market for PRNs - packaging waste recovery notes - have prompted a referral over aluminium PRNs to the Competitions and Markets Authority. A request has been made to the CMA by packaging waste compliance ...

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