Waste to Energy

Environment in the EU27 In 2011, 40% of treated municipal waste was recycled or composted, up from 27% in 2001


In the EU27, 503 kg of municipal waste1 was generated per person in 2011, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated2 per person. This municipal waste was treated in different ways3: 37% was landfilled, 23% incinerated, 25% recycled and 15% composted, compared with 56% landfilled, 17% incinerated, 17% recycled and 10% composted in 2001.

Closing the Circle: Enhanced Landfill Mining


Landfill mining has been touted as a way to recover valuable materials discarded over the years. So how does Enhanced Landfill mining differ? The Flanders-based Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium addresses the difference with a case study outlining the REMO landfill site in Belgium and potential energy recovery.

Second RDF contract for Dutch firm Twence

Energy, Energy from Waste, FCC, Landfill Tax, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), SRF, Waste-to-Energy, Zero to Landfill

Dutch energy-from-waste company Twence has agreed its second contract to process refuse-derived fuel from the UK. The company has signed a deal with waste management firm FCC to process up to 200,000 tonnes-a-year of RDF from British household, commercial and industrial waste at Twence’s EfW plant in Hengelo in the Netherlands. The RDF will be sealed in air-tight plastic bales …

Waste to Energy

The benefits provided by (EfW) Energy from Waste plants across Europe

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Waste-to-Energy

This film illustrates the benefits provided by (EfW) Energy from Waste plants across Europe, energy that’s recovered from the waste that we all produce.   The film’s makers, the Confederation of European Waste to Energy Plants (CEWEP), say that if we could use the waste that is not suitable for recycling, but is still landfilled in Europe today, then we …

Waste to Energy

Rise of Energy from Waste (EfW) in UK will be ‘meteoric’ claims CIWM chief

Energy, Waste-to-Energy

The UK Energy from Waste market is expanding rapidly and shows signs of further growth potential, according to a leading industry figurehead. Speaking at the Energy Solutions show in London earlier today, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) chief executive Steve Lee said that the country is doing a good job in how it manages its waste and is …

Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) - Heavy Line

Five Percent of Residual Waste Could Power 700,000 U.S. Homes

RDF, SRF, Waste-to-Energy

Five Percent of Residual Waste Could Power 700,000 U.S. Homes (Waste-to-Energy) If 5% of residual waste from recycling facilities were diverted to energy recovery, it would generate enough power for around 700,000 American homes annually, according to a new study carried out by the University of Texas at Austin.The study found that while single-stream recycling has helped divert millions of …

RDF Conference

Re-imagining waste as a resource – a case for RDF export

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), RDF, Waste-to-Energy

Our strategy at Seneca is to ‘re-imagine waste as a resource’ and 10 months after opening our 1.1 million tpa-licensed material recovery facility (MRF) in Wembley, we are successfully extracting the maximum ‘value’ from the resources we process in every sense of the word…..a case for RDF Export. For the growing number of local authorities whose waste we recycle, exporting …

Agrivert favoured for Mid-Wales food waste deal


Agrivert are a long standing & valued M&K customer   The Central Wales Waste Partnership (CWWP) has selected organics recycling firm Agrivert as preferred bidder for its food waste treatment contract. The Partnership, a joint venture between Ceredigion and Powys county councils, hopes to sign the 15-year contract with Agrivert in May 2012 with services due to commence in November …

RDF exports quadruple in five months

RDF, Waste-to-Energy

RDF exports quadruple in five months   The amount of refuse-derived fuel exported to continental Europe for incineration has quadrupled in the last five months, according to data released by the Environment Agency. Between January 1 2011 and February 24 2012, 290,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) was exported. This compares to the 67,000 tonnes exported between September 2010 and …

Panda Waste, Ireland : M&K supply modules to Panda’s mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant at Beauparc, Navan

Commercial & Industrial Waste (C&I), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Waste-to-Energy

M&K supply a selection of conveyors to link Panda existing systems to new SRF drier. Customer's comments 'we are happy with the equipment you supplied, very professional'.  Jim McGovern, Panda Waste Pictures [nggallery id=14]   Panda Waste Management Panda was established in 1973 and purchased by our current Managing Director, Eamon Waters, in 1990.  Eamon started business with two trucks ...