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Viridor Blog | The changing landscape of energy and Viridor's role - Viridor Blog

<i>The following opinion piece first appeared in CIWM Journal on 9 August, 2018.</i><p>The energy landscape in Great Britain has changed dramatically in recent …

Great Britain

Simec hires Drax expert to convert Uskmouth coal plant to energy from waste

Rowe: an alternative to decommissioning coal<p>Simec Atlantis Energy has hired former Drax conversion manager Ernie Rowe to spearhead conversion of the …

Europe Converting Waste to Biogas for Biofuel

Biogas is an important part of Europe’s renewable energy portfolio. As of 2015, it accounted for about 64 percent2 of primary renewable energy …

Biofuel

Waste debacle sees Interserve lose more money

Interserve says it expects to complete its remaining energy-from-waste contracts by the end of the year after racking up £11m of more losses on the …

Profit

Installation Begins At Isle Of Wight’s New Waste Recovery Park

<b>Installation work is underway at the Isle of Wight Council’s (IWC) new recycling and waste treatment park on the Island.</b><p>The site will be operated on …

Isle of Wight

Clugston steps up waste-to-energy focus

Costain, Interserve and Sir Robert McAlpine have all declared themselves no longer interested in building waste-to-energy plants having lost money on …

North Wales

Clugston loss prompts construction restructure

Clugston has carried out a major restructure of its construction business after suffering a loss of £0.5m during the year to 31 January 2018.

Customers

Defra strategy 'will not require' food waste collections

<b>Defra is set to exclude mandatory food waste collections by local authorities as a policy proposal for its forthcoming Resources and Waste …

Food Waste

Thousands of tons of Wigan waste goes up in smoke

Wigan has one of the country’s highest rates of waste incineration with almost half of its rubbish burnt, shock new figures show.<p>The council has been …

Sustainability

Bridgend conflicted over plastic liners

<b>Bridgend county borough council in South Wales is looking at the potential of using plastic bags for the collection of food waste, despite an aim to</b> …

Sustainability

Covanta releases Q2 results, plans to close New Jersey EfW plant

New Jersey

Peel pushes on with Protos energy-from-waste plant

Peel and operator Covanta are set to press forward with an energy-from-waste facility at Protos energy park, the 126-acre site formerly known as Ince …

Hydroelectric Power

Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

A sketch of the plasma geometry and magnetic coils inside an early model of Lockheed Martins' compact fusion reactor. This design has since been …

Nuclear Energy

Calls to suspend incinerator plans over pollutants

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 06:44 27 July 2018<p>Amey waste treatment facility<p>ILIFFE<p>Building an incinerator near a new town in Waterbeach would be “madness”, say …

Pollution

Renewables factory creates jobs and energy for Hull

<i>Hull Live</i> reports work on the plant in Melton, to the West of Hull by the Humber Bridge, will begin later this year, creating up to 25 jobs and …

Renewable Energy

North Yorkshire below the recycling target for 2020

The proportion of rubbish recycled by North Yorkshire is below the target of 50% set by the Government for 2020, according to data from the …

Sustainability

Geminor to supply Allerton EfW facility

<b>Norwegian-owned waste fuel specialist, Geminor, has signed a 25-year contract to supply Amey’s Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire.</b><p>The …

Liverpool

EfW row flares up in a scorching summer

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) do, held in the garden of its offices near Victoria Station in London, heard from ESA chairman Stewart …

European Space Agency

UK Government lines up new renewable power auctions

<b>The UK has confirmed it will open new auctions to build renewable power projects in May 2019.</b><p>The long-awaited announcement will allow offshore wind, …

Renewable Energy

£250m EfW plant to be built in North Yorkshire

The company has taken a 25-year lease on 25 acres of the terminal’s land for the development which, subject to permitting and planning approvals, …

Hydroelectric Power

Plans emerge for two Welsh residual waste plants

<b>EXCLUSIVE: Plans for two separate Welsh facilities to manage residual waste have come to fruition this week, at opposite ends of the …

Waste Management

UK On Course To Incinerate More Waste Than It Recycles – Green Party

<b>A surge in incineration means valuable materials are being lost, according to a report published today (16 July) by the Green Party, which claims UK</b> …

Sustainability

Industry hits back at EfW emissions claim

UKWIN said information was supposed to be made public for PM10 and PM2.5 emissions where these reached one tonne a year, but that there was no …

Particles

Labour shadow resources minister backs anti-EfW campaign

This clashes with the industry view that EfW is an essential part of the UK’s waste management treatment options and that it should co-exist with …

Sustainability

Farming forecast: turning waste into energy

With an economy based largely on agriculture, Ireland is uniquely placed to to generate biomethane using farm waste

Sri Lanka

Westbury waste to energy plant plans are rejected

<b>Plans for a controversial waste to energy plant in Westbury have been thrown out by Wiltshire Council despite it being recommended for approval.</b><p>Hills Waste Solutions wants to build the plant, which would heat processed household waste to create energy.<p>Councillors opposed the plans due to the …

England

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism

<b>With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for</b> …

Sustainability

ESA issues response to today's report on EFW emissions

<b>In response to a report today from the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), which said that certain emissions from energy from waste plants are</b> …

Sustainability

Waterbeach campaigners opposing incinerator plan question Amey’s environmental record

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 06:25 13 July 2018 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 10:20 13 July 2018<p>Waterbeach incinerator 001<p>Campaigners are calling out the environmental record of company …

Dublin's controversial incinerator plans to increase waste processed by 90,000 tonnes a year

Dublin Waste to Energy, which operates the €500m public-private partnership facility, is owned by US group Covanta and a unit of Australia's …