#Editors’Pick – WtE and recycling plants

China: Construction of an 18 MW WtE facility

Earlier this month, China Everbright International revealed that it is to take part in a project to construct waste-to-energy (WtE) and food waste treatment facilities.

The WtE plant will process up to 1,050 tonnes of household waste each day, generating over 71,000,000 kWh of green electricity annually. The food waste treatment plant will process up to 200 tonnes of waste daily once the two phases of construction are complete.

Keep up-to-date with the latest on the WtE and food waste plants to make sure you don’t miss out.

US: Construction of a recovered carbon black recycling plant

In August, Pyrolyx held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-start construction at the site of its new state-of-the-art recovered carbon black recycling (rCB) plant in Terre Haute, IN.

The plant, which is being constructed by Zeppelin Group, will reportedly be the most advance of its kind, producing around 12,900 tonnes of rCB each year. Approximately 4 million tyres will be recycled each year, helping to save more than 30,000 tonnes of CO2.

For more information on this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Japan Biomass Plant

Construction of a 49.9 MW biomass plant

Itochu Corporation, together with Osaka Gas and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES), will develop a biomass power plant at the MES Chiba Works in Ichihara.

MES will be responsible for the construction and operation/maintenance, Itochu will procure the biomass fuel supply and Osaka will operate the plant.

To access this project in full, along with contact details for key decision makers, click here.

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.

This project is now available to access in full for 7 days. To catch up on the latest, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Finland Biorefinery

Development of a biorefinery

Pöyry has been selected as the party to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of KaiCell Fibers planned biorefinery facility. The assignment will pave the way for the project’s permit process.

If approved, the facility will aim to process wood fibre from the Kainuu area to use in biorefinery products.

To keep up-to-date with the latest information on this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – China WtE Facility

Construction of a 20 MW WtE facility

Earlier this month, it was announced by China Everbright International that the company has secured a contract for the Haiyan waste-to-energy (WtE) project in Zhejiang Province. Under the contract, China Everbright will construct a WtE plant that will have a daily processing capacity of 1,200 tonnes.

Once complete, the plant is expected to generate 80,000,000 kWh of green electricity annually.

Non-subscribers will be able to access the full details of this project for 7 days only. To find out how the information may benefit your organisation, click here.

Weekly Projects Update – 41 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$3,645m

This week, our Weekly Projects Update is back with a brand new look!

In the week ended 22nd September 2017, AcuComm added 41 projects to our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$3,645 million. There were 18 new projects this week, with 23 updates.

This brings the total number of active projects in the AcuComm database to 5,229. They have an estimated value of US$369.4 million, or US$71 million on average.

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  • The UK was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$1,066 million. This was equal to 29% of the total.
  • The leading feedstock was MSW, which accounted for around US$1,091 million. This was equal to 29.9% of the total.

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Global Waste Investment Fact File: Brazil

Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the Brazil edition. As of August 2017, AcuComm was listing seven projects in the country, with a total value of US$189 million or US$27 million each.


Key points from this Fact File:

  • Recycling is the leading project type, accounting for US$96 million or 51% of the total. This is followed by biogas, accounting for US$57 million or 30% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 1.3 million tonnes. This is equal to 191,525 tonnes per project on average.
  • This capacity is equal to 2% of Brazil’s estimated annual waste generation at 56.6 million tonnes.
  • Waste investments totalling US$132 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2017 at US$50 million.


Click here to download this Fact File.

Alternatively, you can take a look at all of the projects AcuComm holds in Brazil by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UAE Material Recovery Facility

Installation of a baler and feed conveyor equipment at MRF

Back in August, Whitham Mills revealed that it had been appointed to export and install a baler and accompanying feed conveyor equipment AIMS Group’s material recovery facility (MRF) in Ajman. The project had been completed on time and is now operational, processing up to 800 tonnes of municipal solid waste each day.

Dr Shaheed Khader, General Manager of AIMS Group, has said the company will be looking to procure a recyclable baler from Whitham Mills in the near future.

If you’d like to catch up on the full details of this project, click here.

#Editors’Pick – Biomass and waste incineration plants

Argentina: Construction of a 40 MW biomass plant

Fuentes Renovables de Energia (FRESA) is developing a 40 MW thermal biomass power plant near Gobernador Virasoro, Corrientes Province. The plant will use pine and eucalyptus waste as well as timber residues as feedstock. 36 MW of the power produced will connect to the Rincón Santa María network, while the remainder will be used internally.

To keep up with the latest on this project, click here.

Turkey: Development of a waste incineration and power plant project

Hitachi Zosen Inova and Makyol Construction Industry Tourism and Trade are set to develop Turkey’s first (and Europe’s largest) waste-to-energy (WtE) plant for municipal solid waste. From 2021, the three incineration lines at the facility will process around 1 million tonnes of waste each year, which is around 15% of MSW produced in the country.

If you’d like to find out more about this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Bulgaria Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility

Construction of a national nuclear waste repository

Since the final decommissioning of Units 1-4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant took place in 2007, a number of plans have been in place to make improvements both at the facility and nearby. One of the key factors in the successful completion of the decommissioning has been the agreed construction of a National Disposal Facility (NDF) for radioactive waste.

Construction on the first phase began towards the end of August and is being funded by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The extensive details associated with this project are now available to access in full, along with decision-maker contact information, by clicking here.