Renewable energy

Using waste to fuel the future

Following the Government’s launch of a ‘Future fuels’ competition to help establish waste-based fuel production facilities in the UK, Maxine Perella looks at the challenges and opportunities involved

Interest in waste-based fuels is ...

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The new generation of Energy from Waste plants

Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston Construction, examines trends in waste disposal and explains how a number of the UK’s new EfW plants could contribute to future energy production

Across the UK, there continues to be a demand ...


Lithuania's waste divide

Lithuania seems to be at odds with itself over waste management, striving to reach an ambitious recycling target while at the same time planning to build more incineration plants.

The country is committed to hit a 65% recycling target ...


How waste steam is helping firms to go green

New technology is helping waste steam to 'go green', explains Heliex Power chief executive Chris Armitage

Most people don’t give much thought to steam. Few realise that the vapour, which they most often see coming out of a boiled kettle, ...


Maximising the value in energy from waste projects

In all its forms, Energy from Waste (EfW) remains an essential part of the UK's waste management strategy. It has an important role to play in helping the UK unlock the benefits of a decarbonised economy.

This is all very well but ...


Recruitment trends in the global waste sector

From a recruitment point of view, the waste industry seems to be a booming one, according to Juliette Brooks, head of environmental and energy at recruitment agency Morson.

With pressure on an international level to move away from ...


The challenges of EfW facilities in the UK

Waste management consultants Kathryn Warren and Mark Terrell from Ricardo Energy & Environment discuss what the real challenges and costs of operating EfW facilities in the UK.

EfW boom or bust? It would seem that EfW is currently ...


Low carbon, high hopes

Making fuel and low-carbon chemicals – including aviation fuel – from waste gas could be a sustainable alternative to landfill or traditional incineration, thanks to one company’s new technology. Maxine Perella reports

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What is the future for RDF?

Principal consultant Mark Terrell and practice director Dr Adam Read of Ricardo Energy & Environment consider the changing RDF export market, the opportunities for end markets closer to home, and what might happen post-Brexit


Pillar of the circular economy

Keith Riley gives his view on why energy from waste is fundamental to achieving a circular economy

We hear and read a lot about the circular economy. It is almost a stock item on the conference agenda and features large in journals such ...


Communicating WtE's role

What did the European Commission’s waste-to-energy communication deliver? Ella Stengler, at the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, reports

The European Commission’s Waste-to-Energy communication, The role of waste-to-energy ...

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