Weekly Projects Update – 41 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$2,884m

In the week ended 24th February 2017, AcuComm added 41 new or updated projects to our Business db database, worth an estimated US$2,884 million and feedstock capacity of just under 7.7 million tonnes.

This takes the total estimated investment value of projects to US$364.7 billion.

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  • Total estimated power generation from projects added last week was 569 MW. WtE incineration was the largest category, accounting for 234 MW.
  • The leading country from last week was the USA with eight projects. This was followed by the UK with seven.

AcuComm’s unparalleled global coverage of projects in the Waste, Bioenergy and Recycling industries has contributed to us inspiring a number of prestigious organisations and multi-national companies, such as ISWA UN (UNEP), Veolia and more.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK Biomass Plant

Construction of a 270,000 tpa wood-fuelled biomass plant

It was revealed in February 2017 that steam blasting is now under way at the site where a wood-fuelled biomass plant is being constructed in Tilbury, Essex. The project is reportedly on schedule and on budget, with Technik advising AcuComm that delivery is expected in July 2017.

The facility is expected to generate 300 GWh of green electricity per year, enough to power more than 70,000 homes in the area.

You can now access this project in full, free of charge, for the next 7 days. To make sure you don’t miss out, click here.

Global Waste Investment Fact File: Switzerland

Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the Switzerland edition. AcuComm currently lists eight waste projects in the country, with a total value of US$713 million, or US$89 million each.

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Key points from this Fact File:
  • Incineration (with energy recovery) is the leading project type, accounting for US$491 million, or 69% of the total. This is followed by gasification, accounting for US$140 million, or 20% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 1.1 million tonnes. This is equal to 134,058 tonnes per project on average.
  • The capacity is equal to 18% of Switzerland’s estimated annual waste generation, at 6 million tonnes or 714kg per person.
  • Waste investments totalling US$22 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2019 at US$22 million.


If you would like to take a look at the Switzerland-based projects we have in our database, you can do so by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Germany Biomethane Plant

Construction of a biomethane plant

It has been revealed that construction work has been completed for a biomethane plant in Germany. Work began back in June 2016, and the facility is due to begin operations towards the end of February 2017. The first feed of biomethane will occur in March.

The plant will have a capacity of 550 cubic metres/hour of biomethane and around 50,000 tonnes of feedstock will be processed each year.

For more information on this project, it will be available to access in full for 7 days only. You can access these details by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – US Recycling Facility

Construction of a glass recycling facility

A new US$12 million glass bottle-to-bottle recycling facility has been constructed in Boulder County, CO. The plant received its first loads of glass remnants in October 2016, but was officially opened by Momentum Recycling in February 2017.

The plant recycles glass that would otherwise be sent to landfill and is processed for the state’s two major bottle makers. Plans are to process 5,000 tonnes of glass each month, converting it into furnace-ready cullet.

For more information relating to this project, you can access it in full, for free, for 7 days. Click here to make sure you don’t miss out!

#Editors’Pick – Recycling & WtE facilities

US: Construction of a plastics recycling plant
CarbonLITE has begun construction on a new US$62 million plant in Dallas, TX, that will process 100 million pounds of post-consumer PET plastic bottles. The plant will use 100% green power.

AcuComm has been advised that construction on the leasehold improvements of an existing building started in December 2016. Start-up of the 230,000 sq. ft. facility is planned for towards the end of the second quarter of 2017.

For the latest updates on this project, click here.

Sri Lanka: Construction of a 630 tpd WtE facility
KCHT Lanka Jang is to build a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility at Muthurajawela, according to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development officials. It is expected to have a throughput of around 630 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day.

The company has been allocated a 10-acre site to develop the facility under a private-public partnership with the Waste Management Authority of Western Province.

To make sure you don’t miss out on the latest updates from this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – US Waste Treatment Facility

Proposed construction of a hazardous waste treatment facility

Elcon Recycling Services is proposing to construct and operate a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility in Morrisville, PA. The facility will make use of environmentally-sustainable technology that transforms liquid waste streams into clean water.

After having their Phase I application approved, Elcon decided to delay submitting Phase II as a result of health and safety concerns. However, in January 2017 it was revealed in an advertisement in the Courier Times that the company intends on making its submission this February.

This project is now available to access in full for the next 7 days. Included are key decision maker contact details and information concerning location, facility and waste types. To find out more, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Australia Waste Collection System

Installation of a waste collection system

Back in September 2016, the Sunshine Coast Council announced that Envac was set to install an automated waste collection system in Queensland. This week, the first pipes arrived on-site in readiness for installation works to begin.

The system will be installed in stages over the coming decade, transporting waste through a 6.5km system of underground vacuum pipes.

This project is now open in full for 7 days. To access the key decision-maker contact details and information behind it, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – France Gasification Plant

Construction of an RDF-fired gasification facility

Construction started early this year for a new gasification facility, fuelled by refuse-derived fuel (RDF), in Créchy, Allier. The facility is being developed for Vicat, a cement manufacturer, and will process 3 tonnes of RDF per hour.

Completion of the plant is set for the end of the year.

This project is available to access in full for 7 days only. To make sure you don’t miss out on key decision maker contact details, click here.

Global Waste Investment Fact File: United Kingdom

As part of our regular complimentary market updates, the AcuComm team are delighted to be able to introduce our new Global Waste Investment Fact File series. The reports will be released weekly, covering individual countries from around the world and the details behind their waste industries.

First up is our United Kingdom edition. AcuComm currently lists 264 waste projects in the UK. These have a total value of US$23.9 billion, or US$91 million each.


Key facts from this Fact File:
  • WtE incineration is the leading technology type, accounting for US$13.1 billion. Other significant areas of investment include gasification, MBT, recycling and anaerobic digestion.
  • The total estimated capacity of projects in our Business db database totals 40.6 million tonnes. This is equal to 153,828 per project on average.
  • The UK is unusual in that planned/announced waste capacity appears to be significantly higher than actual waste generation, which is estimated at 30.5 million tonnes per year. There is therefore some likelihood that not all projects will ultimately come into operation.
  • Waste investments totalling US$16.4 billion are expected to become operational over the next few years. The total for 2017 is US$2.5 billion, rising to US$5.6 billion in 2020.


To take a detailed look at the UK-based projects we have in our database, click here.

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