2019 promises to be another groundbreaking year for the waste, bioenergy and recycling sectors, with construction expected to start on 31 projects listed in AcuComm’s WasteView Projects database during the first quarter. These projects will involve a total investment of US$1.4 billion, will have a waste throughput of 4.1 million tonnes and will add 330 MW in energy capacity.
Activity will be led by Europe, with projects worth US$928 million due to commence in the first quarter, including 6 in the UK, 4 in France and 2 in both Denmark and the Netherlands. North America will see 5 largely small-scale projects start in the United States and 3 in Canada.
The highest valued of these projects (as listed in our January 2019 WasteView Watch) is Biffa’s £250 million energy recovery facility at Newhurst Quarry near Shepshed in Leicestershire, UK. The development has been held up during the planning process over several years, but in November 2018 Biffa reported that the site permit application was progressing well.
Construction is due to start in February on NGF Nature Energy’s new anaerobic digestion plant in Sønderborg in Denmark. This will involve a throughput of 600,000 tonnes per annum of mixed animal and agricultural waste, the largest feedstock capacity of any project due to start in Q1 2019. The plant will produce up to 21 million cubic metres of biogas for the gas network and local gas-operated buses each year.
In terms of energy output, the largest project with construction work scheduled to begin at the start of 2019 is New Energy’s 18 MWe / 72 MWth waste-to-energy (WtE) gasification plant in Port Hedland, Western Australia. This A$200 million project will have an annual throughput of up to 130,000 tonnes of household, municipal and industrial waste.
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Development of a biogas and biodiesel manufacturing plant
A project to develop a new biorefinery in Säkylä is progressing on schedule after reports revealed that the reception hall is due to be completed by the end of year.
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Construction of an organic waste Kompogas plant
Hitachi Zosen Inova has revealed that it has been awarded a tender for the construction of a plug-flow anaerobic digester with gas conditioning. It will be installed at Entsorgungswirtschaft Soest’s composting plant in Anröchte.
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Construction of MBT facility
Sacyr has completed financing for the development of a new mechanical and biological treatment (MBT) plant, which will process municipal organic waste in Dandenong South, Melbourne.
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Development of a manure processing facility
The Province of Overijssel has outlined plans for the construction of a manure processing plant at the Elhorst-Vloedbelt landfill site in Zenderen.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Netherlands Waste Processing Facility
UK – WtE Facility
Development of a 102 MWe gasification facility
Alternative Use Boston Projects is planning to develop a waste-to-energy (WtE) gasification facility in Boston, Lincolnshire, located adjacent to a biomass plant currently under construction.
The facility will use refuse-derived fuel (RDF) as feedstock, comprising of household waste and residual output from recycling facilities that cannot be processed further. Up to 102 MW of electricity will be produced, 80 MW of which will be supplied to the National Grid.
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France – Waste Management Facility
Redevelopments to include WtE, sorting and SRF facilities
Veolia has renewed its contract with the Greater Nantes authority to continue operations of the Couëron Waste Treatment and Recovery Center (CTVD), which it has managed since it was commissioned back in 1994.
As part of the contract, Veolia will undertake €45 million worth of capital works, covering a WtE plant, collection sorting centre and solid recovered fuel (SRF) production unit.
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Development of landfill and gas recovery facilities
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is in the process of making investments in its municipal infrastructure, involving the expansion of a landfill and new leachate lagoons.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Jordan Landfill
Construction of a 0.5 MW AD plant
Weltec has announced that its new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Benburb, Northern Ireland, is nearing completion. The company expects it to go live in the summer.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK AD Plant
Construction of a 9.2 MW biomass plant
Satun Green Power Company’s new 9.2 MW biomass plant has officially started commercial operations and is now generating electricity.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Thailand Biomass Plant
Development of four biogas combined heat and power plants
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to finance the construction of four biogas combined heat and power plants (CHPs) in the Grondo and Brest regions of Belarus.
Once implemented, the facilities will generate 32 GWh of electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by 15,300 tonnes each year.
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