At the end of September 2019, the UK government released the latest Energy Trends statistical report which reveals that energy production from bioenergy and waste rose by 10.4% during the second quarter of 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018.
The increase in output is attributed to increased capacity, with an 8.5% rise in plant biomass capacity primarily due to the biomass conversion of Lynemouth power station and the conversion of another unit at the Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire.
Electricity generation from bioenergy increased by 7.2% 9.2 TWh over the second quarter of 2018. The increase in generation from plant biomass was partially offset by reduced generation from landfill gas and anaerobic digestion.
Bioenergy accounted for the largest share of the UK’s renewable generation during the quarter, at 34%, ahead of onshore wind at 22%, offshore wind at 22%, solar photovoltaics at 18%, and hydro at 3.5%.
AcuComm’s WasteView database has details of 867 active biomass energy plants, 133 landfill gas plants and 1,102 anaerobic digestion plants, valued at a total of US$88,326 million.
As part of our regular complimentary market updates, AcuComm has introduced a brand new ‘Currently Trending’ feature. This will cherry-pick the top global Waste, Bioenergy & Recycling focuses for the week, giving businesses who operate in or sell into the industry essential insights into where investments are being made.
Our latest waste trends include:
- RDF Plants – including recent projects in China and the United Arab Emirates.
- Biomass in Germany – including three new projects updated in 2019 in Nuremberg-Sandreuth, Dinslaken and Kodersdorf.
- Heat Recovery in Asia – including new updates on Taiwan’s largest ORC plant.
Click on the above trends to access a real-time project search in the AcuComm database.
Construction of a waste collection and disposal facility
The municipality of Papendrecht has announced that a new refuse collection and processing facility will be developed on the Willem Dreeslaan site.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Netherlands Waste Management Plant
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.
Find out more from this project.
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.
See the latest from this project.
Upgrading of a resource recovery facility
The City of Long Beach, CA, in partnership with Covanta, have announced an agreement to continue operation and maintenance of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF), which first began operations in July 1988.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – US Resource Recovery/WtE Facility
Construction of a 60-70 MW biomass plant
Société des Energies Nouvelles (SODEN) will be supporting the development of a biomass-to-energy plant in Divo. The facility will use cocoa waste as feedstock, making it the first of its kind in the world.
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Ivory Coast Biomass Plant
Development of a 1 MW biogas plant
Asja Ambiente Italia has acquired Tuscia Ambiente, a company that owns a plant for the treatment of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW).
Continue reading AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Italy Biogas Plant
Ireland: Development of a resource recovery centre/WtE facility
At a meeting held last month, An Bord Pleanála granted permission for a proposed resource recovery centre (RRC), which will include a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility, in Ringaskiddy, County Cork.
Continue reading #Editors’Pick – Resource recovery & WtE plants
Our next country focus from the 2018 Global Waste Investment Fact File is Nepal. As of February 2018, AcuComm was listing nine projects in the country. These have a total value of US$229 million or US$25 million each.
Continue reading Global Waste Investment Fact File: Nepal
Construction of a solid waste management plant
It has been reported by the local press that a 1 MW biogas plant is to be added to a solid waste management facility in Lamdeng, Manipur. The existing plant, which was completed back in 2014, currently processes solid waste and separates fertiliser, plastic and glass.
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