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Industry may not be paying its way in packaging waste management ...

Producers of packaging can transfer this responsibility, for example, by joining collective EPR compliance schemes (e.g. a Green Dot company) and paying them a fee to manage and recover packaging waste on their behalf.
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Waste Management Sells Waste-to-Energy Unit for $1.94 Billion ...

Waste Management Sells Waste-to-Energy Unit for $1.94 Billion ... | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Wheelabrator Technologies (WTI) owns or operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power-producing plants in the US that process more than 7.5 million tons of waste and have a combined electric ...
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Wales opens largest food waste to energy facility - Energy Live News

Wales opens largest food waste to energy facility - Energy Live News | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
A new facility that will be able to convert around 22,500 tonnes of food waste into energy every year is now online in Wales. Claimed to be the largest in the country, Biogen's £7.5 million Waen plant in Denbighshire will help ...
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Wheelabrator Preferred Bidder for £600m Waste to Energy Project in Wales - Waste Management World

Wheelabrator Preferred Bidder for £600m Waste to Energy Project in Wales - Waste Management World | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Wheelabrator Preferred Bidder for £600m Waste to Energy Project in Wales Waste Management World Wheelabrator Technologies, a subsidiary of Waste Management (NYSE: WM) specialised in waste to energy operations, has been named as the preferred bidder...
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House prices unaffected by incinerator plants - Cranfield research on Environmental Expert

House prices unaffected by incinerator plants - Cranfield research on Environmental Expert | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
A new research study has found no significant effect of waste incinerator plants on long term local property prices.The installation of waste incinerator ...
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20 injured after UK waste power plant explodes

20 injured after UK waste power plant explodes | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
An explosion occurred at the new Runcorn Thermal Power Plant in the north of England, injuring 20 people.br
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Investigations are under way as to the cause of the accident on Tuesday, with some employess thought to have come into contact with calcium hydroxide as a result of the blast.br
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Just last week COSPP covered the a href=http://www.cospp.com/articles/2014/03/uk-waste-to-energy-chp-plant-comes-online.htmlswitching ona of the $752m new plant, which is set to generate up to 70 MW of electricity and 51 MW of a href=http://www.cospp.com/cogeneration-chp.htmlheata.br
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Some 20 workers were taken to Warrington Hospitals accident and emergency department, according to the a href=http://www.cospp.com/world-regions/europe.htmlLiverpoola Echo. There, they were treated for breathing problems and eye irritation. br
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Viridor, the company that owns the plant, confirmed the explosion to local press, telling the Warrington Guardian that there had been a ispillage of Air Pollution Control Residue (mainly hydrated lime)i at the plant. br
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iThe spillage occurred during the current commissioning phase of the plant by Keppel Seghers, the managing contractor on the site,i a Viridor spokesperson said. br
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The hospital's accident and emergency department was forced to close its doors to the public in case of contamination. br
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iWarrington Hospital Aamp;E is currently dealing with a major internal incident following a small chemical explosion at a plant in Runcorn this afternoon,i a spokesman for Warrington Hospital told local paper Runcorn and Widnes World. br
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The newly-commissioned Runcorn Thermal Power Station, located just east of Liverpool in the north of England, is managed by Keppel Seghers. It is the largest waste-to-energy plant of its type in Europe. br
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22 MW boiler unit set for Swedish CHP plant

22 MW boiler unit set for Swedish CHP plant | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Valmet, the Finnish pulp, paper and bioenergy technology and services supplier is to supply a 22 MW waste boiler unit to Nybro Vrmecentral's new combined heat and power waste to energy plant in Transtorp in the southeast of a adhocenable=false href=http://www.cospp.com/world-regions/europe.htmlSwedena.br
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The waste boiler will utilise bubbling fluidised bed (BFB) technology and feature its Advanced Combustion Zone (ACZsupTMsup) low emission control to burn a wide variety of household and industrial wastes.br
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Nybro Vrmecentral is a part of Nybro Energi a utility firm which is owned by Nybro municipality. In May 2013 Nybro municipality approved an investment in a CHP a href=http://www.cospp.com/on-site-renewables/biomass-biofuels-biogases.html adhocenable=falsewaste to energya plant for Nybro Energi.br
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According to Valmet, the technology it is supplying has been proven at 20 similar reference waste boiler units, and has now been further adapted for improved corrosion resistant and service friendliness.br
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Once operational the company said that the new waste to energy plant will account for about 70% of the annual heat demand in Nybro municipality, which is about 100 GWh, and will double the electricity production from the current level of 20 GWh to 40 GWh.
While Valmet did not disclose the value of its contract, it part of a Nybro Vrmecentral project which has a total value of around 54 million.
The facility is expected to be operational in spring 2016.
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BioEnergy News - Industry News

BioEnergy News - Industry News | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
BioEnergy Insight - Delivered By Industry Leaders Horseshoe Media.
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Waste business ‘very vulnerable to corruption’

Waste business ‘very vulnerable to corruption’ | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
SPECIAL REPORT / The waste management business is “very vulnerable” to corruption. More transparency will be needed throughout the chain if the European Union is serious about reaching its resource efficiency goals, according to experts.
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Global biomass development panel details Mexico, Nicaragua | Biomassmagazine.com

Global biomass development panel details Mexico, Nicaragua | Biomassmagazine.com | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
There's a great deal of biomass power project potential in Mexico, which has abundant feedstocks and a desperate need for cheaper power.
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Vasudev to Highlight Role of Green Investment Bank in UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry

Vasudev to Highlight Role of Green Investment Bank in UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Partha Vasudev, vice president of waste amp; bioenergy at the UKs Green Investment Bank (GIB) is to discuss the roll of anaerobic digestion and organic waste at the upcoming a href=http://adbiogas.co.uk/uk-ad-biogas-2014/UK AD amp; Biogas 2014a conference.
img alt=Vasudev to Highlight Role of Green Investment Bank in UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry src=content/dam/wmw/online-articles/2014/03/ADBA%202014.jpg style=float: right; title=Vasudev to Highlight Role of Green Investment Bank in UK Anaerobic Digestion IndustryAnaerobic digestion is an exciting market for the Green Investment Bank. The technology is at the core of government waste policy, and with a good pipeline of projects it can help us meet our investment goals and accelerate investment in the green economy, said Partha.
The bank has identified waste as a priority sector for its investment, and highlighted the potential for anaerobic digestion to deliver against the its mandate to deliver sustainable green growth.
According to the GIB, anaerobic digestion capacity that is already available to be developed requires investment of around 650 million. However, the bank said that it would provide support with the investment that would make a significant difference to the UKs AD infrastructure and the speed at which it develops.
The banks investment funds have already committed a combined 10 million to the recently complete TEG AD plant in Dagenham, East London and Earthly Energys Teeside AD plant, where construction began in March 2013.
The strong growth in the marketplace over the last year is exciting and we look forward to working with the industry to achieve its potential, added Vasudev.
Charlotte Morton, chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) said that she was pleased that the Green Investment Bank be presenting at UK AD amp; Biogas 2014.
The bank has already made a hugely valuable contribution to the industry, through its early investments and its first market report, and we look forward to hearing how they have seen that a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/markets-policy-and-finance.htmlmarketa develop, she said.
In the future, there are huge opportunities to support the market more widely. The governments response to the Ecosystem Markets Task Force recognised the key role that smaller AD plants can play in supporting climate-smart farming and confirmed that they will work with WRAP and the Green Investment Bank to explore the financing of farm-scale AD projects at an aggregate level... both for equity investments and for debt financing, continued Morton.
Given the challenges facing smaller scale AD, GIBs analysis of the market in general will be fascinating, concluded the chief executive.
a href=http://adbiogas.co.uk/uk-ad-biogas-2014/UK AD amp; Biogas 2014a which will be held on 2-3 July at the NEC Birmingham.br
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The TEG Biogas 1.4 MW food waste to biogas anaerobic digestion facility in Dagenham, East London has now achieved handover, following an 18 month construction and commissioning period.br
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The Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project, which features a gasification system supplied and installed by Valmet, has been officially inaugurated.
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Eternity Capital has invested 9.6 million for the construction of an Anaerobic Digestion facility that will produce biogas from agricultural and food waste in Cornwall, UK.
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Game on for 30% binding resource efficiency target by 2030

Game on for 30% binding resource efficiency target by 2030 | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's environment directorate is pushing hard for a binding target to increase Europe’s resource efficiency 30% by 2030 as part of a waste review due to be published in May, EurActiv has learned.
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Le Fonds africain des énergies renouvelables (AREF) a levé 100 millions de dollars en 2013

Le Fonds africain des énergies renouvelables (AREF) a levé 100 millions de dollars en 2013 | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
La structure issue du partenariat entre la Société africaine de biocarburants et des énergies renouvelables (Saber) et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a dépassé le seuil symbolique des 100 millions de dollars de capitaux. Le Fonds s’est fixé un objectif de 200 millions de dollars pou...
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Interview: Jakob Lange Talks About BIG's Waste-to-Energy Plant

Interview: Jakob Lange Talks About BIG's Waste-to-Energy Plant | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
In 2010, BIG Architects was solicited to create a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen. True to their forward-thinking style, the firm did not simply envision a plant that turns trash into electricity.
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New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and ... - Environmental Expert (press release)

New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and ... - Environmental Expert (press release) | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and ...
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Two thirds of residual municipal waste in Germany incinerated in 2012 - EUWID Recycling and Waste Management

Two thirds of residual municipal waste in Germany incinerated in 2012 - EUWID Recycling and Waste Management | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Two thirds of residual municipal waste in Germany incinerated in 2012
EUWID Recycling and Waste Management
Germany's local authorities managed two thirds of their residual municipal waste by sending it to incineration plants in 2012.
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Organic Waste-to-Energy Project Illustrates Global Potential of Biogas to ... - Pollution Solutions

Organic Waste-to-Energy Project Illustrates Global Potential of Biogas to ... - Pollution Solutions | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
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A quiet revolution: How computers are changing service and maintenance

A quiet revolution: How computers are changing service and maintenance | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
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In the last decade, advances in computer processing power combined with availability of fast communications networks have transformed the work of service technicians and engineers, finds Penny Hitchin.h2
On-site power plants are large, sophisticated bits of kit, involving multiple interconnected components operating around the clock at high temperature and pressure. Keeping them running at optimal performance plays a significant role in operations and yet, on many industrial sites, power production is a sideline for the people in charge of the plant.
Some companies operate and maintain their own power plant, but most outsource the responsibility to specialist contractors who provide the maintenance and servicing needed to keep it in good operational order. Companies providing this service may be a division of the OEM responsible for the manufacture of the turbine, or may be a separate company which specialises in servicing specific models from a single manufacturer
The last decade has seen a transformation in the way that servicing and maintenance is run. The availability of computer processing power combined with the worldwide availability of fast communications networks give service technicians and engineers a much more detailed understanding of the condition of the plant. It also demands that maintenance engineers are now multi-skilled in control and mechanical functions, as well as proficient at interpreting and deploying specialised software.
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Gas turbines need servicing at regular intervals. Mike Fisher, president of oil, gas amp; industrial services for Wood Group GTS, explains, The moment you load up the turbine, the machine starts to degrade. They are on a timer to the end of useful life of that unit.'
Traditional maintenance schedules are based on operational hours. The manufacturers recommend scheduled inspections based on run hours and time periods. A gas turbine might require servicing at 4000 hours or semi-annually. With 8760 run hours in a year, the turbine would have two inspections in a typical year.
But careful management can extend the life of a gas turbine. Fisher says, If you run at 100% load you are absolutely running at the red line of that engine. To extend the life of the unit the best thing you can do is to find that reduction. If you back it off to 95%, the machines will likely run in their comfort zone and degradation rates are much reduced.'
Turbines are designed so that the hot gas path elements of the turbine (combustion liner, nozzles and blades) are operating at their metallurgical limits at these elevated temperatures. However, while a reduction in this firing temperature may improve longevity, reducing load in lower emission engines may be counter-productive as these have to operate at predetermined high temperatures to achieve their design combustion and emission levels.
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Increasingly sophisticated instruments make it possible to measure and monitor numerous factors in the power plant. These data can be used to optimise and control operations and maintenance. Condition-based monitoring can extend service intervals and ensure that intervention takes place only when required.
John Fletcher, general manager of VBR Turbine Services' UK office, says, We have typical routine inspections, but a lot can happen between routine visits every 4000 hours. You cannot capture sufficient data by visiting the site every six months. Customers want to run their engines as long as possible between service intervals. Condition-based remote monitoring is the way forward.'
Edmund Campion, director of research and development at APR Energy, explains, We use a matrix of manufacturers' recommendations, best practice based on application performance and historical internal knowledge of what we have seen on the engines.'
Gas turbines suck in enormous volumes of air, and if even a small speck of contaminant (pollution, smoke, dust) gets though the filtration system it will inhibit operations. The first thing that falls off in performance when a turbine struggles to breathe' is the cooling air to key components. If it loses cooling air, that component burns out.
Engines are set up with instrumentation to look at pressure drops across filtered media. Campion says, We only change air filters, fuel filters and pre-fuel filters when pressures go out of the specification that we have set in agreement with engine manufacturers. That way we don't damage equipment and get maximum life out of the filter media.'
APR installs power systems across the developing world and fuel quality can be variable. On-site analysis of lube oil and fuel can be beneficial.
Campion says, We have specifications for what we want, but don't always get it delivered. Sulphur-high fuel is very common. Sulphur in combustion systems produces sulphuric acid which eats away at the inside of the engine and degrades the oil quality at a much higher rate. This has a big impact on service intervals.'
h2Valuable information from number crunchingh2
High-speed communications enable service companies to use remote monitoring to keep a close eye on what is happening in the plant. Thousands of measurements of temperature, pressure, revolutions, speeds, vibration and timings are captured for analysis.
Wood Group GTS' Fisher says, We use the remote motoring service to give indications of the health of the machine. Data are streamed to our field service customer base in Houston, Texas and analysed by complex algorithms which alert technicians to any change in status. Monitoring involves looking for exceptions: we study trends and as soon as these change we know there is an issue.'
Trends over time are identified and compared to the plant's own history and to the operating records of similar plants. This analysis is a recent addition to the service engineer's toolkit, as developments in technology have increased bandwidths and computing power.
Service companies develop their own proprietary software. VBR Turbines' latest RAPID (Reliability, Availability and Performance through Intelligent Diagnostics) software is one example. Fletcher of VBR Turbine Partners describes how it is used.
We have customers in Russia. Remote monitoring means we can diagnose problems that occur there and actually solve them online from the UK. On-call engineers can dial into the system as soon as they are alerted. It can take as little as two hours from a phone call from the customer to the adjustment of parameters on the system. The old-fashioned way involves getting a call, sorting out a flight and then executing the job, in which case operations are down for at least 24 hours.'
The amount of data collected is increasing. MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg Turbines' Uwe Kaltwasser of says that his company typically records 6070 parameters for gas turbines, although not all of them are continuously transmitted. The more data recorded and observed by remote monitoring systems, the better the indication of engine condition is,' he says. Other data systems are used to collect information for other parts of the power plant.
h2Investing in early warning systemsh2
Gas turbine main bearings serve the critical function of supporting and controlling the position of the shaft and rotor. It is not possible to predict damage to bearings but using sophisticated systems can enable early warning signs to be detected from the lubrication oil.
This is another area where technology is advancing. Chip detectors work by absorbing microscopic magnetic particles from the oil, which stick to a sensor that gives a signal, raising an alarm. A sophisticated proprietary on-line lubrication oil debris monitoring system can be installed, providing continuous assessment of the health status of all main bearings in a gas turbine, signalling damage at a very early stage and providing real-time trending information about the development of the damage. This enables operators to quantify the amount of material that has been shed without shutting the gas turbine down, and to swiftly differentiate between a slow wear or startup wear issue and a rapidly developing fault. This can be invaluable in deciding on the appropriate course and speed of action.
Kaltwasser says, On-line oil monitoring systems can give early indication of component failure. This can be linked to the engine control and trigger an early warning. It is an expensive system and customers ask what the benefit is. A bearing failure may result in a significant consequential technical damage of the engine, so it is technology that pays for itself by preventing unforeseen failures.'
His experience is that operators who have experienced such failure will invest in the technology, while others are prepared to take the risk of operating without it.
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Increasingly, techniques are being devised to carry out work on a plant while it operates.
The compressor wash is a key part of gas turbine servicing. Dirt accumulates on the air inlet side which compresses air to be burnt. If the machine is offline, a cold wash, using water and detergent, will be used to flush it out. A cold wash involves shutting down the machine for a number of hours. However, an interim PLC-controlled compressor wash can be done online, which increases the interval to the offline wash.
OEMs are developing online hot section borescoping. This process is used for visual inspection work on inaccessible areas of the turbine. A borescope is a tiny camera on a flexible tube suitable for insertion into narrow tubes. Borescoping currently takes place when the machine is shut down. Components are removed from the rear of the engine and a flexible borescope is introduced into the turbine looking for rates of change of deterioration in the hot gas path. Online borescoping has the potential to provide updates on the internal condition of the turbine without disruption to production.
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The thermal efficiency of gas turbines can be increased by using components able to withstand higher working temperatures. Single crystal super-alloy turbine blades operate at higher temperatures than crystalline turbine blades. MTU's Kaltwasser says there is a trend for an increased installation of single crystal material which can be used at increased temperatures and pressures, doubling the life of hot components.
Laser sintering similar to 3D printing for plastics uses a laser to weld powder particles to create a component. Siemens plans to deploy laser sintering to replace process nickel to repair gas turbine burners. The technique requires a 3D model, powder and sintering equipment. The old tip of the intact burner is turned off and a replacement is printed, reducing repair time from 44 weeks to four. The company says that the first laser sintered SGT-800 gas turbine burners show better material properties than cast ones.
Once we are ready for serial production, this will allow us to be closer to the customer and provide better service on demand,' Siemens' head developer Vladimir Navrotsky explains.
Power plants need regular attention. Automation can improve efficiency but human interaction will always be necessary.
Wood Group's Fisher sums up the importance of an interactive servicing regime: All gas turbines are constantly talking to their operators. The question is whether their operators are listening. A gas turbine can fail really quickly so you have to be listening. They are high performing units a Formula 1 car, not a tractor and they have specific needs. You have to listen to what they are saying.' This is the role of the multi-skilled service engineer.
iPenny Hitchen is a freelance writer, who specialises in energy matters.i

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Ambitious Stoke plans UK's biggest heating network

Ambitious Stoke plans UK's biggest heating network | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Stoke-on-Trent, England is seeking investment of over $46m (28m) in order to build the UKs biggest district heating networks.br
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Stoke-on-Trent City Council is aiming to use a href=http://www.cospp.com/on-site-renewables.htmlgeothermala a href=http://www.cospp.com/district-energy/district-heating.htmlenergy to heata homes and businesses in the city. The authority secured 20m of Government funding for the project through a href=http://www.cospp.com/world-regions/europe.htmlStoke-on-Trenta and Staffordshire's City Deal, and will also invest 3.4m of its own funds.br
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But most of the money for the 52m network is expected to come from the private sector.br
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The city council has now been awarded a 224,450 grant from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to prepare a a href=http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Stoke-Trent-City-Council-looking-private-sector/story-20889237-detail/story.htmlbusinessa case to help attract private investment.br
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Councillor Andy Platt, the city council's cabinet member for green a href=http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Stoke-Trent-City-Council-looking-private-sector/story-20889237-detail/story.htmlenterprisesa and clean city, said the awarding of the grant was a sign the project was going well.br
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He said: quot;We've worked really hard over the past year to secure government investment so that we can deliver on our plans to bring energy price stability to homes and a href=http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Stoke-Trent-City-Council-looking-private-sector/story-20889237-detail/story.htmlbusinessesa across our city. The fact that ministers have released this funding within two weeks of signing the City Deal is a ringing endorsement of our proposal for the biggest heat network in the country.br
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The project will involve drilling a borehole in order to access the high temperatures deep underground. Hot water will then be pumped to the surface, and then to business and 1,000 homes on an 11km network spanning the city centre, Etruria Valley and Stoke town centre.br
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The scheme is expected to generate 45 gigawatt hours of heat and cut the city's CO2 emissions by 12,000 tonnes each year by 2018, according to the Sentinel newspaper.br
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Sara Williams, chief executive of the Staffordshire Chambers of Trade, told the newspaper: quot;I think there will be a lot of private sector interest in this project as energy is an issue that isn't going to go away. Companies want to find an alternative source of energy that's more sustainable and isn't prone to big fluctuations in price, and district heat fulfils those demands.br
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Report: European CHP to make a big leap by 2020

Report: European CHP to make a big leap by 2020 | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
A new report on the European combined heat and power (CHP) industry predicts that the sector will grow from its present capacity of 202 GW to 245 GW by 2020.br
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The a href=http://www.cospp.com/business/market-intelligence.htmlanalysisa compiled by GlobalData forecasts that growing electricity demand and increasing environmental awareness will be big drivers in growing the compound annual growth rate by 2.2 per cent over the next six years.br
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According to the companys latest a href=http://store.globaldata.com/market-reports/power-generation/combined-heat-and-power-chp-in-north-america-and-europe-market-size-trends-and-key-country-analysis-to-2020?utm_source=emailamp;utm_medium=pramp;utm_campaign=gdenprq1amp;utm_nooveride=1reporta, steam turbines dominated Europes a href=http://www.cospp.com/cogeneration-chp.htmlCHPa installed capacity with a share of 66% in 2013, while gas turbine power plants accounted for 10%.br
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The a href=http://www.cospp.com/world-regions/europe.htmlEuropeana steam turbine market value is now set to increase further over the forecast period, from $1.72 billion in 2013 to $1.75 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 0.3%, says GlobalData. Meanwhile, the gas turbine market value will enjoy higher growth, from $862 million in 2013 to $1.47 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 3.5%.br
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Sowmyavadhana Srinivasan, GlobalDatas Senior Analyst covering Power, says: With its strict emission and carbon savings targets, coupled with its focus on decentralized energy, Europe is comfortably the biggest market for CHP installations. Russia alone boasts a huge CHP installed capacity and depends on this technology to meet a large share of its heat requirements.br
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As electricity prices continue to rise, GlobalData believes that an increasing number of industries are considering CHP as an alternative for power generation, due to the option of using both natural gas and biomass as fuel.br
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The waste heat collected in CHP plants can also be used for district heating, which will lead to significant long-term cost savings. This is expected to fuel the ongoing growth of Europes CHP market in the coming years, Srinivasan concludes.br
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Waste sector calls for fair competition and ‘no grey zones’

Waste sector calls for fair competition and ‘no grey zones’ | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
SPECIAL REPORT / Industry leaders united around a call for fair, transparent and universal minimum extended producer responsibility (EPR) requirements in an ongoing review of EU waste management targets, at a Brussels conference last week. 
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EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector | Biomassmagazine.com

EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector | Biomassmagazine.com | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
EurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012.
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Viridor Set to be Preferred Bidder for Material Recycling Facility in Plymouth

Viridor Set to be Preferred Bidder for Material Recycling Facility in Plymouth | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
Plymouth Council has selected waste and recycling firm Viridor for the contract to build and operate the replacement Material Recycling Facility (MRF) at Chelson Meadow.
According to the council, the contract with a href=http://www.viridor.co.uk/Viridora a part of the Pennon Group (LSE:PNN) will make it much easier for residents to recycle glass.
The council went on to explain that the equipment at the existing facility is old and cannot sort collected material which includes glass.
Once up and running, people living across Plymouth will be able to put glass bottles and jars in their recycling bins and bags, which will be sorted at the new material a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/recycling.htmlrecyclinga facility.
The councils cabinet will meet on 25 March to agree the recommendation which follows 18 months of competitive dialogue procurement with companies interested in supplying the future service at a new facility.
img alt=Viridor Set to be Preferred Bidder for Material Recycling Facility in Plymouth src=content/dam/wmw/online-articles/2014/03/Glass%20Bottles%20SXC%20825937_55018979_200.jpg style=float: left; title=Viridor Set to be Preferred Bidder for Material Recycling Facility in PlymouthThis is a significant landmark for us. We have wanted glass recycling right on people's doorsteps for some time, but needed to replace the material recycling facility as it was not up to the job, commented councillor Brian Vincent, cabinet member for the environment, said:
We are now in a position to name the preferred bidder but also remind our residents that plans are in the pipeline that will not only help the Council keep waste out of a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/landfill.htmllandfilla and council tax down but will make recycling easier, he added.
Vincent explained that the council has been running a trial in one area of the city for over a year which has been incredibly popular.
The main drawback has been waiting while we go through the proper processes so we can extend doorstep glass a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/collection-and-transfer.htmlcollectiona city-wide, he continued.
bFundingb
According to the council, capital funding worth 4 million had already been secured through a grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government to replace the old facility.
Throwing the bottle or jar into the recycling is just the start of the journey from household to recycling plant. We are now sorting out the necessary infrastructure in place for this scheme to happen, added Vincent.
The council said that over the next few months the existing MRF will be decommissioned and Plymouth's collected recycling material transferred to another facility on a temporary basis while the new plant is being built.
The exact date from which the public can put glass into their green bins has yet to be announced but the council said that it will be decided soon.
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The kerbside collection of glass for recycling is just one of a number of changes that the council said are on the horizon for the city's waste and recycling collections.
Later in the year there will be changes to rounds and collections as part of a drive to make the service more efficient and to gear up to the start of the a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/waste-to-energy.htmlwaste to energya facility.br
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bFollowing Defra's revised Energy from Waste Guide, which called for more CHP waste to energy facilities, Veolia has questioned the planning system's role in hindering this ambition.
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£240m Waste to Energy & MBT Planning Application in Northern Ireland

£240m Waste to Energy & MBT Planning Application in Northern Ireland | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
A planning application for a 240 million waste to energy and Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility in Northern Ireland has been submitted by the Becon Consortium.
The consortium is backed by waste to energy developer the Energy from Waste group (EEW) which is owned by EQT Infrastructure (51%), a group of leading private equity funds and E.ON SE (49%).
The proposed project would be developed as part of the ongoing arc21 procurement process. Arc21 is the umbrella waste body for 11 Councils in the East of Northern Ireland.
According to Becon, the infrastructure will enable its constituent councils to meet European landfill diversion targets and manage their waste more sustainably.
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The MBT facility would have a capacity to process up to 300,000 tonnes of waste per year, but is expected to handle closer to 245,000 tonnes.
Following the extraction of recyclable materials such as metals and plastics the remaining waste will be dried in tunnels before being turned into a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for combustion in the facilitys thermal treatment waste to energy plant.
It is expected that around 211,000 tonnes of the waste processed in the MBT facility will ultimately be sent to the waste to energy plant as RDF, although arc21 noted that this figure is based on an assumed composition.
The waste to energy plant is designed to export around 14MW of electricity to the grid, with the possibility of exporting a further 10MW of energy as heat.
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Thes facility is planned to be co-located in the existing Hightown Quarry on the Boghill Road, near Mallusk.
a href=http://www.becon.co.uk/Becona explained that the site was chosen following a careful selection process and was considered the best available location as it is centrally located in the arc21 area and has good connections to the primary road network and the national electricity grid.
Importantly, the developers noted that as an active industrial quarry site it is of sufficient size and scale to absorb the scheme and lends itself well to visual screening and noise shielding.
According to Becon, the application also follows a period of extensive community consultation and pre-application discussions with statutory consultees between March and November 2013 as well as recent considerations by all eleven constituent councils. nbsp;
As part of the planning application the developer said that detailed environmental impact assessments have been carried out on the proposals and have included an independent voluntary Health Impact Assessment.
bMaterial recyclingb
The applicants said that the project will complement existing and future waste reduction, reuse and a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/recycling.htmlrecyclinga programmes to maximise recycling levels and create a sustainable energy source from the remaining residual black bin waste which cannot be practically recycled.
According to Becon, the proposed facilities will help arc21s 11 Councils to not only meet their EU landfill reduction targets, and therefore avoid potential fines, but also help increase overall recycling levels within the arc21 area by up to 10%.
This project represents the latest stage in our strategy to view our waste as a resource and builds on the good progress we have made over the last decade, commented Ricky Burnett, policy and operations director at arc21.
While we will continue to pursue challenging recycling targets, there will always be residual waste remaining, which we must stop sending to a href=http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/landfill.htmllandfilla, he added.br
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bInterested companies have been invited to request qualification for the bidding process on a 3275 tonne per day waste to energy project in Kuwait.
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La Banque mondiale double sa capacité de prêt aux pays émergents

La Banque mondiale double sa capacité de prêt aux pays émergents | waste to energy, WtE | Scoop.it
La Banque mondiale (BM) va quasiment doubler sa capacité globale de prêt aux pays émergents (Chine, Inde...) dans l'espoir d'atteindre son objectif d'éradication de l'extrême pauvreté d'ici à 2030, a annoncé son président mardi.
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