Plans revealed for world’s first enzymatic untreated waste-to-energy plant

The future UK W2E plant will use a special enzyme technology. Dong Energy UK has announced that it will begin work on its innovative waste-to-energy plant, to be located in Northwich, Cheshire, starting next month. The plant that is to be built will be a commercial, full-scale facility capable of producing biogas and recyclable materials from untreated municipal solid waste (ex. household waste); the first of its kind in the world. The company will be able to convert the untreated waste into green fuel using its REnescience enzyme technology. The…

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Approved waste to energy plan aims to benefit West Yorkshire

A £300 million Yorkshire W2E plant has won planning approval from the UK government. Multifuel Energy Ltd. (MEL), a joint venture between SSE plc and Wheelbrator Technologies Inc., was granted planning permission from junior energy minister Lord Bourne, to begin its plans to develop its Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 waste to energy (W2E) plant near Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, England. Construction of the energy to waste plant could create as many as 500 jobs. The new plant will be operated by MEL and, at the peak of its construction,…

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New waste to energy plant to power 17,000 homes

A multi-million pound waste wood gasification project has been approved in the UK. MWH Treatment recently announced that it has received the green light to develop, build, operate, and maintain a £51.6 million ($76 million) waste to energy plant (W2E) in Northamptonshire, based at Pebble Hall Farm, located just outside of Market Harborough, advancing the UK’s waste-to-energy sector another step forward. The plant is on track to launch in 2017. The Welland Bio Power Plant waste wood gasification project is expected to be fully operational by March 2017. It will…

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Heat and power may be produced by wood waste to energy plant in the UK

Gasification plant will have the ability to produce about 12 megawatts of electricity. React Energy Plc and Falcon Waste Development Land Company have partnered and recently submitted a planning application to the Derbyshire County Council for a 12 megawatt (MW) wood waste to energy power plant, with the intention to build the energy recovery facility in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England. The facility will generate both electrical power and heat from waste wood. The company, Clay Cross Biomass Limited, was established by the two partnering companies for the specific purpose of…

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Waste to energy project plans in the UK progress

A second Multifuel energy from waste plant will be developed at the Ferrybridge Power Station. The waste to energy (W2E) facility will be known as FM2 (Ferrybridge Multifuel 2) and Multifuel Energy (MEL) – an equal joint venture between Wheelabrator Technologies, a W2E company based in the United States, and SSE a UK utility – is developing the project, which will be the second of its kind at the Ferrybridge Power Station site. It is estimated that the FM2 will be capable of producing about 70 MW of energy once…

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Waste to energy plant comes online in Wales

The biggest food to waste power facility in Wales begins operation and will recycle over 22,000 tons of food waste annually. Biogen’s £7.5 million Waen waste to energy plant is located in Denbighshire and will produce 1 megawatt (MW) of renewable energy for the national grid, which is about enough electricity to power 2,000 homes or the entire city of St. Asaph. A bio-fertilizer will also be produced by the plant and supplied to local farmland. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will be used for more than just generating power.…

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Waste to energy AD plant construction completed in UK

Tamar Energy has finished building its 2 MW food waste recycling facility. The organics recycling firm has completed construction of its fourth anaerobic digestion (AD) waste to energy plant in the United Kingdom at Halstead in Essex, which is anticipated to start producing electricity by the end of July. The company insists it will move ahead with its plans to build a national network of about 40 AD plants. If its plans should work out, the estimated 40 plants would generate 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Tamar Energy is still…

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Massive waste to energy facility to be built in Sharjah

The energy from waste project in the UAE will be the largest in the world. Chinook Sciences, a UK firm based out of Nottingham, has won a £300 million (approximately $505 million) contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build the world’s biggest thermal waste to energy (W2E) plant in the Emirate of Sharjah. It is anticipated that the UK economy will directly benefit from this contract. Over the next two years, approximately 200 jobs are expected to be created in the United Kingdom to support this huge W2E…

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Waste to energy facility opens in UK

New renewable energy plant is designed to maximize recycling. The 26 MW (megawatt) waste to energy (W2E) plant was officially opened by Veolia Environmental Services in Staffordshire, UK and was developed to process approximately 300,000 tons of residual waste annually as part of Staffordshire Country Council’s “Zero Waste to Landfill” strategy and its 70 percent recycle rate objective. The W2E facility will help manage increasing domestic waste issues. Veolia’s executive vice president for Ireland and the UK Estelle Brachlianoff stated, “The development of the new plant is all part of…

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