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New Grangemouth incinerator will prevent landfilling a fifth of Scotland's annual waste

Brian Donnelly, The Herald Summary Work on a new $210 million Energy from Waste plant that will prevent the equivalent of a fifth of Scotland's total annual landfilled from going underground each year is under way after financial close was announced by its partners. T he project in...


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Why are energy-from-waste schemes so troublesome?

Roddy Wilkie, Global Construction Review Summary With contractors getting their fingers burnt on energy-from-waste project, Roddy Wilkie, Partner and Head of Energy at HKA, explains why the UK, uniquely, is having such trouble, and urges the construction supply chain to learn the lessons,...


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Editorial: Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technology

SunStar DAVAO Summary DAVAO City is eyeing to build and operate a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in 2022. This billion-worth project - P2.5 billion at that – is a partnership endeavor among Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), Kitakyushu City of Japan, and the City Government of...


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Council considering £11.5m 'heat network' to warm town centre buildings by burning waste

Seamus McDonnell, This is Lancashire Summary Plans to construct a £11.5m 'heat network' transferring warmth from burning rubbish have taken a step forward, with Bolton Council considering partly-funding the project. A study paid for jointly by the council, the government and the Greater...


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Triple Point courts investors for UK district heating

Rachel Fixsen, IPE Real Assets Summary When Triple Point Investment Management won the contract to be the delivery partner for the UK government’s investment in heating networks, project director Ken Hunnisett realised much of the hard work had already been done. “One assertion we made in our...


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Taking the Heat

Lucy Stewardson, World Cement Summary Introduction Given the need to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and reduce fossil fuel consumption, waste heat recovery (WHR) is becoming increasingly important. Green’s has completed recent WHR projects that have required the design...


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Funding secured for Bridgewater EfW plant

Elizabeth Slow, Letsrecycle.com Summary Infrastructure investor, Equitix, and environmental investment firm Iona Capital, have announced the planned development of a £72 million energy from waste facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. The 7.7MW Resource Recovery facility will process around 100...


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What's with the steam? Your questions about Detroit's steamy sewers answered

Ken Haddad, Click On Detroit Summary DETROIT - If you've spent any time in Detroit, you've likely noticed the steam pouring out of certain manholes around the city. To many, the steam is a mystery. Sometimes the steam can be a scenic addition to the Downtown area, but sometimes it can be...


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Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

Alyssa Danigelis, Environmental Leader Summary Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program is available to any local business, WOFL Fox 35 reports. Kaley Winters, manager of...


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Veolia to trial waste-powered electric RCVs

Elizabeth Slow, LetsRecycle.com Summary The project in Sheffield will see two 26 tonne RCVs converted from diesel to electric power in a scheme to “accelerate the transition” to zero emission heavy goods, the waste and resources firm says. Funding for the vehicle trials was sought by...