We’re delighted to announce the publishing of our brand new 2018 Global Waste Investment Fact File! This year’s report features 72 countries, up from the 58 covered in 2017. The countries represented in this Fact File account for 1,896 active waste projects with a combined investment value of US$130.8 billion.
In the week ending 16th February 2018, AcuComm added or updated 48 projects in our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$3,370 million. There were 19 new projects and 29 updates.
Development of a waste-to-energy project
The Minister of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) has invited bids for the supply of a waste incineration plant with energy recovery as part of a new project in Addu City. Two other islands have been selected for waste-to-energy (WtE) plants, which will reduce the need for landfills, generate clean energy and produce 62 million litres of potable waste each year.
To find out more about the facilities being developed as part of this project, click here.
Construction of a resource recovery centre.
A celebratory ceremony took place earlier this week (Tuesday 13th February) to mark the start of construction of a new NZ$300,000 Resource Recovery Park; which will sit adjacent to the current recycling facility in Thames Coromandel.
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.
Construction of a wood pellet factory.
After a geotechnical study of the soil delayed the start of civil works, production of a new wood pellet factory is expected to begin in the first quarter of this year in Los Bermejales.
Development of a WtE facility.
In the latest update on Yorkshire’s new £135 million WtE facility, January’s judicial review of BMDC’s decision to grant planning permission has resulted in the dismissal of the legal challenge.
Development of a material recovery facility.
NWI Times are reporting that Matt Reardon, of MCR Partners, has stated that Maya Energy will be investing approximately US$50 million into a new solid waste processing and recycling facility in Gary, IN.
In the week ending 9th February 2018, AcuComm added or updated 45 projects to the database. These have a combined estimated value of US$2,739 million. There were 20 new projects and 25 updates.
Installation of biofuel boilers for a district heating system.
In the latest update on Lutskteplo’s district heating network upgrade, EBRD announced last month that it was inviting tenders for the installation of 3.4 km of pre-insulated pipes for ‘Network 2′, with a closing date of 20th March.
EBRD, also revealed that tendering for the following would be expected to start in the first quarter of 2018:
- Individual heat substations;
- Modernisation of boiler houses and CHS;
- Rehabilitation and replacement of district heating networks ( Installation of pre-insulated pipes);
- Monitoring and dispatching system (SCADA).
As well as this, Progress 92 is nearing completion of its contract for the decommissioning of the basement boilers and Enertex is expected to complete the biofuel installation by June.
For more details of this project, click here.