Waste To Energy articles

Waste-to-energy - An umbrella term used to cover a range of different technologies that generate electricity and heat from various waste streams, waste-to-energy plants are proving increasingly popular as a means of both cutting emissions and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Technologies include both incinerators that burn waste materials and have been consistently opposed by green groups, cleaner gasification plants that use advanced technologies to convert waste material to synthetic gases, and anaerobic digestion plants that convert organic waste into fertiliser and biogas, which can then be burnt to generate electricity and heat.

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Vince Cable hails 'vast' investment potential of energy from food waste

Business Secretary pushes button on TEG biogas plant, which was the first to be backed by the Green Investment Bank

Have your say 23 Apr 2014

Could green features boost your house price?

Pan-European project aims to convince valuers, tenants, and prospective buyers of the value of low carbon improvements

Have your say 10 Apr 2014

Supermarkets told to tackle waste by taking BOGOFs off the shelves

Peers call for urgent action to reduce the 15 million tonnes of food wasted in the UK each year - but rules out anaerobic digestion rollout

Have your say 08 Apr 2014

UK's 'largest' on-site anaerobic digestion plant comes online

Tamar Energy's 3MW facility near Retford is set to provide enough green electricity to power 6,000 homes

Have your say 21 Mar 2014

Canary Wharf takes recycling efforts to the next level

Fresh from becoming first property company to secure Carbon Trust Waste Standard, Canary Wharf Group reveals how its waste management strategy is cutting costs and emissions

Have your say 12 Mar 2014

London seeks beefed up £1bn green investment fund

EXCLUSIVE: European Investment Bank considers £500m loan to help London boroughs invest in energy efficiency, waste projects and social housing

Have your say 03 Mar 2014

Green gas sector handed timely regulation boost

Environment Agency's new Quality Protocol for biomethane set to simplify costly regulations for producers

Have your say 31 Jan 2014

Biffa agrees £2.5m PHS Wastetech deal

Company follows £9.5m acquisition of Shanks solid waste business with agreement to purchase dry waste specialist

Have your say 23 Jan 2014

Chesterfield BioGas secures £4.2m contract for UK's largest green gas project

Sheffield-based company takes orders in the last six months to almost £9m after winning contract for UK's largest biogas project

Have your say 22 Jan 2014

How the Hungarian town flooded by red toxic sludge went green

Devecser, an environmental disaster zone in 2010, reinvents itself as a hub for sustainable energy

Have your say 09 Jan 2014

Green Investment Bank backs Merseyside waste to energy plant

Plant expected to be completed by 2016 converting more than 420,000 tonnes of waste into power and heat

Have your say 24 Dec 2013

Basingstoke anaerobic digestion plant comes online one month early

Tamar Energy takes delivery of latest 1.5MW green gas facility, as Interface also inks waste-to-energy deal

Have your say 11 Dec 2013

Straw Fuels aims to fire up biomass opportunity

UK firm reveals how waste straw offers sustainable alternative to our wood-burning habits

Have your say 05 Dec 2013

Everything you need to know about anaerobic digestion

The technology is an ideal way for businesses to recycle their waste and cut their carbon footprint

Have your say 04 Dec 2013

From Royal trains to jet planes - Green Fuels prepares for take-off

UK biofuel pioneer seeks fresh funding to build new distribution and jet biofuel business model

Have your say 03 Dec 2013

Anaerobic digestion subsidies set to be reviewed in response to industry fears

Trade bodies welcome announcement of January consultation on measures to ensure small-scale projects remain economically viable

Have your say 29 Nov 2013

Cleveland Browns kick off a new waste-to-energy plan

FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the NFL team, will divert tons of food waste this season and turn it into electricity and fertiliser

Have your say 27 Nov 2013

Slough sewage plant turns human excrement into high-quality fertiliser

Berkshire town's phosphorus-rich excreta is converted by nutrient recovery reactor into pellets for farm and garden use

Have your say 06 Nov 2013

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