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


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


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 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.


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


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



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


Anaerobics display

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton explains anaerobic digestion’s current and potential environmental, social and economic benefits, and how these might be better realised through more concerted government policy and action


Energy for the future

RWW reports from the EfW 2017 Conference, where some of the sector’s leading figures discussed the big issues and developments, from the impact of Brexit to innovations in municipal waste treatment


Controlling dust

WRAP guidance for EfW plants says dust is a hazard that must be controlled, and those that don’t tackle the problem effectively will be penalised. Fiona Miles from dust suppression and conveying solutions specialist, Renby, looks at dust control strategies for each of the major dust emission areas



Integrate now for a better long-term future

George Giles, head of environmental power, Siemens UK & Ireland, says that as the subsidy culture starts to recede to support energy from waste (EfW) plant development, attention should begin to focus more on long-term strategies required to deliver highly efficient and cost effective plants that need to operate for up to 25 years


The future is bright: The future is zero waste to landfill

Hisanori Shimakura, General Manager, EfW Business, International Operations Marketing and Sales Division, KOBELCO ECO-SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., a technology provider for fluidised bed waste gasification plants, explains how with the use of appropriate technology, smaller scale plants can achieve high energy conversion efficiency and why the outlook for the EfW sector is promising


Waste to energy helps to secure Europe's energy future

Further to analysis carried out by law firm Wolf Theiss, which examines the current regulatory and incentive regimes for the promotion of WtE projects in 14 countries in central and eastern Europe, Bryan W Jardine takes a look at the wide variation between the different countries



Fuelling the case for EfW

Dr Stephen Wise, associate director, environment & infrastructure Europe, Amec Foster Wheeler, puts forward the case for a joined-up approach to develop and implement best practice across the RDF supply chain


Greatmoor puts the 'great' in EfW

As part of the Energy from Waste 2017 Conference programme, delegates have the opportunity to visit the UK’s newest energy from waste plant in Buckinghamshire on Monday, 20 February



Getting in on the ACT

Mike Brown, MD at Eunomia, examines the renaissance of interest in advanced conversion technologies


The state of WtE in central and eastern Europe

Following analysis of the regulatory and incentive regimes for the promotion of WtE projects in 14 central and eastern European countries, Bryan W Jardine takes a look at the wide variation between the different states


Fuelling a revolution

Last month’s launch of a commercial demonstration plant for BioSNG could be pivotal to the country’s future green gas production. Geraldine Faulkner goes to Swindon to see the unveiling of a world-first