In the face of a seven-fold increase over the past 40 years in the amount of waste requiring disposal, which will see the country’s only landfill run out of space by 2035, Singapore has revealed its inaugural Zero Waste Masterplan. The Masterplan maps out Singapore’s key strategies to “build a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient nation”. This includes adopting a circular economy approach to waste and resource management practices, and shifting towards more sustainable production and consumption.
The Masterplan has set a new waste reduction target for Singapore – to reduce the waste sent to Semakau Landfill each day by 30% by 2030 to extend its lifespan beyond 2035. This is in addition to existing targets under the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint to increase the overall recycling rate to 70%, non-domestic recycling rate to 81% and domestic recycling rate to 30% by 2030.
Whilst Singapore has decided that sustainability and recycling are fundamental pillars of its waste strategy, it is also committed to increasing its incineration capacity, with a flagship 120 MW waste-to-energy plant currently under development at Tuas. A consortium comprising Hyflux Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is developing this US$540 million facility which will dispose of 3,600 tonnes of waste per day and is due to be operational in 2020.
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Development of a dairy biogas project
Brightmark Energy has revealed that it has launched its biogas project in Yakima County, WA, that will convert dairy waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) and other products.
The anaerobic digestion facility will process up to 150,000 gallons of manure, producing 160,000 MMBtu of RNG that will be cleaned, upgraded and compressed before being injected into the nearby Williams NW gas transmission line for sale as fuel.
The project has been valued at US$20 million and is just one of a number of developments that Brightmark is undertaking across the country.
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Denmark – Biogas Plant
Construction of a biogas plant with 14 digesters
On 1st April, work officially commenced on the construction of a new biogas plant in Højslev. The facility will feature 14 of Stallkamp’s digesters which will treat around 400,000 tonnes of agricultural, animal and food waste each year, though its maximum capacity is 600,000 tonnes.
Construction work is expected to be completed later this year, with gas injection due to start by December.
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In the week ending 14th December 2018, AcuComm added 20 new projects and updated 29 in our database. These have a combined estimated value of US$5,896 million.
There are now 5,583 active projects in the AcuComm database, worth an estimated US$362.5 billion.
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Expansion of an aluminium processing facility
Earlier this year, Huntington Aluminium completed further expansion of its facility in Indiana, adding a second rotary furnace to increase capacity to 9 million pounds per month.
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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.
See the full list of Brazilian projects.
Construction of a recycling and waste transfer facility
In July, work officially commenced on the site of the West Suffolk Operational Hub, which is being delivered by Morgan Sindall.
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Construction of WtE and waste treatment facilities
JFE Engineering is to develop and operate new waste-to-energy (WtE) and incombustible waste treatment facilities in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture.
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Development of a 1,050 tpd WtE plant
Earlier this month, China Everbright International announced that it has completed Phase II of the Boluo Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in Guangdong Province. The first phase was completed back in August 2015.
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Construction of a recycling point for household waste
The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning for Andalucia has allocated a budget of €629,501 to develop a recycling point for municipal solid waste (MSW) in Torredonjimeno.
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