Judge backs Viridor EfW; Shanks delivers RDF; WEEE kerbside collections; Lincoln EfW district heating
Judge backs Viridor EfW plant
Campaigners have been unsuccessful in a judicial review of the planning permission for an incinerator in Beddington granted to Viridor by Sutton Council.
Now Lord Justice Sullivan has ruled that a written case to the Court of Appeal on three grounds “do not have a real prospect of success.”
Shanks delivers first fuel to Ferrybridge Multifuel Facility
International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc, has delivered the first waste derived fuel to the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 facility in West Yorkshire. The facility is owned by Multifuel Energy Limited, a joint venture between SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies, and is being built on land next to the existing Ferrybridge ‘C’ coal fired power station, at Ferrybridge, near Knottingley.
Northants council begins WEEE collections at kerbside
South Northamptonshire Council is about to make it easier for residents to recycle electronic products.
Starting on 16 March unwanted electrical items will be collected from the kerbside alongside the rest of their recycling.
Any small household electrical item is suitable, as long as it fits into a carrier bag. To get residents started a one-off plastic bag will be delivered. Afterwards, residents can use any standard carrier bag for future electrical items.
Lincoln EfW to power heating network
Lincolnshire County Council has secured a £80,400 grant to get a new low carbon heating network off the ground.
The network was awarded funding by the Heat Network Development Unit, a team set up by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Lincolnshire’s Energy from Waste Facility has been operational since 2014 and is now processing 150,000 tonnes of residual waste every year.
The facility recovers energy from the waste and uses it to produce electricity which is fed back into the national grid.
The grant will pay for expert studies and consultations into what district heating can be achieved at the facility, and the areas the network could take in.