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Issue : 25 December 2009

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  • EMR and Smiths Industries create US holding firmSubscription

    News22 December, 2009

    Scrap metal recyclers European Metal Recycling and Smith Industries have formed a US holding company. Under the deal the newly created holding company owns EMRs Camden Iron and Metal LLC subsidiary, based in New Jersey in the United States, and Washington-based Smith Industries. EMR/Smith Industries LLC is the joint property of EMR and Paul Smith, the previous sole ...

  • Wales builds 'unique' biomass plantSubscription

    News22 December, 2009

    Wales is to build its first biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste.Aberystwyth Universitys Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • TEG partners with Alkane to improve bidding opportunitiesSubscription

    News22 December, 2009

    TEG and alternative energy firm Alkane have announced they are joining forces to bid for and develop anaerobic digestion plants in the UK.The two AIM-listed firms hope that through the partnership it will enhance its opportunities, enabling them to qualify for more bids and improves funding.  Organic composting and energy plant developer and operator ...

  • Endecom applies to build UK's first purpose built low level waste siteSubscription

    News22 December, 2009

    Endecom UK, a subsidiary of waste management firm Sita UK, has applied for planning permission to build the UKs first purpose-built low level waste disposal facility to be built in West Cumbria.The proposed Keekle Head site will be used to primarily dispose of construction and demolition waste such as rubble, contaminated soil, concrete and overalls, gloves and boots, mainly resulting from the decommissioning of Sellafield. ...

  • Sita and United Utilities compete for South Tyne and Wear contractSubscription

    News21 December, 2009

    Two final bidders for the South Tyne and Wear waste management contract have been announced.Sita UK and United Utilities are now in the running for the 25-year deal, to develop a facility to deal with 200,000 tonnes of household waste each year and build any associated waste transfer stations. Picked by the South Tyne and Wear Waste ...

  • ERP: Enthusiasm for battery recycling is 'strong'Subscription

    News21 December, 2009

    People would be more likely to recycle batteries locally if it was easier, results from a new survey reveal.Commissioned by battery recycling scheme European Recycling Platform, the poll shows 80 per cent of the 2,087 adults surveyed would recycle batteries if it was simpler. According to Government figures just 3 per cent of batteries are currently recycled. The findings come just ...