China – WtE Facility
Construction of a hazardous WtE facility
SUEZ NWS and Shanghai Huayi recently entered into agreement that will see hazardous waste treatment and recovery solutions implemented in Qinzhou, Guangxi Province.
As part of their agreement, an energy recovery unit (ERU) will be developed. It will process waste produced by the area’s Harbour Economic and Technical Development Zone.
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Germany – Incineration Plant
Construction of a sewage sludge incineration plant
MVA Bielefeld is planning to develop the first mono-incineration plant for sewage sludge in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) region.
The feasibility of the project has been explored in recent months, determining that the proposed location is suitable and that it will offer numerous environmental and economic benefits.
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Construction of an aluminium recycling plant
Hindalco Industries is to develop the state of Gujarat’s largest aluminium extrusion and recycling facility, which is expected to involve investment of over US$200 million.
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Construction of a 2.4 MW biogas plant
BTS Biogas has signed a contract with Seeds Energy Group for the construction of a biogas plant in Pergamino. It will process up to 50,000 tonnes of plant/animal biomass and agricultural by-products each year.
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Expansion of a CHP WtE plant
Earlier this month, it was announced that Vantaan Energia is undertaking an environmental impact assessment (EIA) to determine the impact of expanding its waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Långmossebergen, Eastern Vantaa. Plans are for throughput to be increased from 374,000 to 450,000 tonnes each year.
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Construction of a 1.8 MW WtE facility
Earlier this month (6th September 2018), Takuma announced that it has secured a contract from the Ariake Living Environment Facility Association to build a new WtE facility in Yanagawa, Japan.
The new facility, which will replace the existing waste disposal plant, will include two stoker-type furnaces – capable of producing 1.81 MW of electricity.
The contract is estimated to be worth ¥11.1 billion and will run until February 2020.
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In the Brazil edition of our Global Waste Investment Fact File, we highlight the 65+ projects currently active in the country. These have a total value of US$6,205 million.
Key points from this Fact File
- Incineration (with energy recovery) is the leading project type, accounting for US$3,207 million or 52% of the total. This is followed by biofuel, accounting for US$2,635 million or 42% of the total.
- The total estimated capacity of these projects is 23.2 million tonnes. This is equal to 357,357 tonnes per project on average and 41% of Brazil’s annual waste generation.
- Waste investments totalling US$3,963 million are expected to become operational in the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2021 at US$2,834 million.
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Construction of a 220 MW RDF-fuelled CHP plant
Last week (Thursday 20th September), Fortum inaugurated a new multi-fuel combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Zabrze, Silesia.
The plant, which is replacing the existing outdated coal-fired units in Zabrze and Bytom, will be primarily powered by refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and coal, but can also use biomass and a mixture of other materials. The plant is expected to have a generating capacity of 220MW; providing heating to some 70,000 households in the district.
Overall, the total value of the investment was approximately PLN 870 million. This will be Fortum’s fifth CHP plant in Poland, where they’ve been operating since 2003.
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In the week ending 21st September 2018, AcuComm added 18 new projects and updated 27 in our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$3,687 million.
The 5,405 active projects in the database now have an estimated value of US$358.2 million.
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Australia – Biorefinery
Construction of a biorefinery converting sawmill waste into biodiesel and bitumen
Boral Timber is to investigate the feasibility of building a second-generation biofuels refinery at Herons Creek near Port Macquarie.
If it goes ahead, the facility will convert up to 50,000 tonnes of waste sawmill residue into transport-grade renewable diesel and bitumen. It could eventually account for up to 15% of Boral’s annual diesel needs.
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Turkey – Biomass Plant
Construction of a 27 MW biomass plant
Oltan Köleoglu Enerji is undertaking the construction of a biomass power plant in Afyon, which, when complete, will be the second largest plant of its kind in Turkey.
It will process almost 250,000 tonnes of agricultural and forestry waste, producing 200 million kW/h of electricity. Of the energy produced, 85% will be sold.
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Construction of a biogas treatment system
Englewood City Council is planning to construct a biogas treatment system at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. It will convert digester gas into renewable natural gas.
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