#Editor’sPick – Waste-to-Energy Facilities

US – Resource Recovery & Bioenergy Facility

Development of a water resource recovery facility

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is undertaking a project to convert wastewater biosolids into biogas in Piscataway, MD, which will be used to help power the facility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15%.

A design-build team made up of PC Construction, Stantec, and Hazen and Sawyer will be undertaking the first phase of the project, including the demolition of existing facilities and relocation of site utilities.

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Ethiopia – WtE Plant

Construction of a waste-to-energy plant

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) plant has officially been inaugurated in Addis Ababa. It is located adjacent to the Reppie Landfill, which will provide feedstock as a source of renewable energy for the national power grid.

The facility is using state-of-the-art technology from DP Cleantech and equipment from China Everbright International.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – South Africa Biomass Plant

Construction of a 25 MW biomass plant

Work has commenced on the site of a new biomass plant in Ngodwana, Mpumalanga, which will process biomass waste from plantations and waste materials from the mill production process.

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Global Waste Investment Fact File: Canada

In the latest edition of the Global Waste Investment Fact File 2018, we’re putting the spotlight on Canada. As of February 2018, AcuComm was listing 223 projects in the country. These had a total value of US$13,275 million or US$60 million each.


Key points from this Fact File

  • Biofuel is the leading project type, accounting for US$4,042 million or 30% of the total. This is followed by incineration (with energy recovery), accounting for US$2,865 million or 22% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity for these projects is 34.8 million tonnes. This is equal to 155,859 tonnes per project on average and 138% of Canada’s estimated annual waste generation.
  • Waste investments totalling US$7,652 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2021 at US$3,340 million.
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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK Materials Recovery Facility

According to Fortress Recycling and Resource Management, their new materials recovery facility (MRF) in Warwick has processed over 6,000 tonnes of waste in its first three months of operation.

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Global Waste Investment Fact File 2018 – Greece

AcuComm’s Chief Data Analyst, Andy Crofts, gives us a round-up of this week’s chosen country focus for the Global Waste Investment Fact File.


Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the Greece edition. As of February 2018, AcuComm was listing 17 projects in the country. These have a total value of US$704 million or US$41 million each.

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#Editors’Pick – Ethanol & biogas plants


AcuComm’s Senior Editor and Research Consultant, Ros Smallman, gives us a rundown of some of the top projects covered in the past week.

Brazil: Construction of an ethanol plant

Cerradinho Bioenergia is planning to develop a new corn ethanol production plant in Chapadão do Céu. Once complete, the facility will allow the company to diversify its source of raw materials to produce biofuel and animal feed products, including oil and dried distillers grains with solubles.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Malaysia Biogas Plant

Construction of a biogas plant

Nextgreen Sdn Bhd, Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority and Bau Palm Oil Mill Sdn Bhd (BAPOM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and finance a project to convert palm oil biomass into commercially viable products.

The palm oil waste includes empty fruit branches, palm oil mill effluent, biogas and other palm waste, which will be supplied by BAPOM.

As part of the project, a biogas plant will be constructed to supply the project.

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#Editors’Pick – Cogeneration and biomass plants

Portugal: Development of a new biomass-fired cogeneration plant

Sonae Capital has acquired a 90% stake of the share capital and voting rights of SIAF-Energia, who own and operate a biomass-fired cogeneration plant that was installed at Sonae Arauco’s industrial facility in Mangualde.

The company has also acquired a licence to develop and operate a second cogeneration plant with installed electric capacity of 10 MW. It is due to replace the current plant in operation and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2019.

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Spain: Development of a 50 MW biomass plant

Forestalia, who is constructing a biomass plant in El Bierzo, León, has selected Acciona Industrial to implement the project and be responsible for the operation and maintenance for 15 years.

The company believes that the plant will have the lowest emissions and best efficiency in Europe by utilising the latest technology and complying with a number of regulations and recommendations from the European Union. Feedstock processed at the plant will be entirely forestry and agricultural biomass, with the majority coming from areas nearby.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Sweden Biomass Boiler

Installation of a new SEK 25 million biomass boiler

Bergs Timber has chosen Jernforsen as the supplier to replace a biomass boiler that was constructed in the 1980s as part of its upgrading project in Mörlunda. The power plant will meet the upcoming EU requirements, with better combustion properties and a more efficient flue gas cleaning system.

Commissioning is expected to take place in the summer of 2018.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Croatia Biomass Plant

Development of a 5 MWe biomass plant

KPA Unicon has signed a contract to supply a biomass power plant that will generate 5 MWe for the local power grid and 7.2MWth for a nearby wood processing plant. The plant’s design is based on KPA Unicon’s Biograte combustion technology and will use wood as feedstock, of which 46,000 tonnes per year will be supplied by Hrvatske Šume.

Work on site commenced last December and are expected to continue until the handover date in the autumn of 2018.

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