14 Feb International Projects & Supply Deals
UK A judge has ruled that a waste to energy plant can go ahead in Keighley, Bradford, paving the way for Endless Energy Limited to push ahead with the scheme. Campaigners against the scheme will fight on, according to local media reports. The Aire Valley Against Incineration (AVAI) campaign group said it will examine its legal options before deciding a way forward, and that it is likely to challenge any application for an environmental permit to operate the incinerator. Endless Energy argues that the proposed site is a former industrial site, which has a previous planning consent for similar use that wasn’t challenged.
UK Veolia is ‘considering its options’ following a decision by the communities’ secretary to call in plans for a waste to energy site in Hertfordshire.
UK Canadian-based waste processing equipment manufacturer Machinex has completed a material recovery facility to supply RDF to a waste to energy plant in Lanark, Scotland. The 200,000 tonne a year plant is owned by Levenseat Renewable Energy Limited. Machinex’s system can process more than 40 tonnes an hour, producing at least 100,000 tonnes a year of RDF. It can also producer SRF.
UK Amey said the local community supports its plans to build a £200 million waste to energy plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. However, critics, which include the local council, say the “effects of a system breakdown or malfunction have not been fully considered”. Cambridgeshire County Council is in the final stage of consultation on the application. The plant could provide energy to some 60,000 homes.
UK Biogen has acquired Tamar Energy in a move that will create one of the UK’s biggest independent anaerobic digestion operators. The group will operate 13 AD plants and six composting sites in England, Scotland and Wales, providing food and organic waste solutions. The sites recycle more than 0.5 million tonnes of food waste a year, generating approximately 25 MW of electricity.