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News round-up 2/10

EA Lincolnshire ‘crack down’; Celtic Renewables among DECC funding winners; Bomb scare shuts recycling centre; Welsh supply chain event

EA Lincolnshire ‘crack down’

The Environment Agency, Lincolnshire Police, Immigration Enforcement, and other agencies’ officers stopped and checked vehicles on 30 September to identify rogue traders including illegal waste carriers.

The operation targeted vehicle drivers who carry waste without the proper authorisation or written description and to see if they were taking it to legitimate sites.

The officers carried out 46 vehicle checks, of which 13 carried wastes as part of their business. They advised six that they had to carry the correct registration and transfer notes.

Press release

Celtic Renewables among DECC funding winners

Celtic Renewables is to receive funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to develop a system for turning byproducts from the production of Scotch Whisky into biofuel.

The Edinburgh firm is one of 11 named recipients for the latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.

The process it is developing is based on acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation.

DECC publication

Bomb scare shuts recycling centre

Army bomb-disposal experts were called to a recycling centre in Cambridgeshire after a suspicious object was found by staff.

The facility in Wisbech was closed for about four hours on 1 October after the alarm was raised.

Peterborough Today

Welsh supply chain event

Energy from waste developer Wheelabrator Technologies is to stage a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on its Parc Adfer project in North Wales.

The project is being developed on the Deeside Industrial Park as part of the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project and Wheelabrator says it will unlock supply chain opportunities worth around £14m during the three-year construction period, with a further £30m being invested to support the facility’s day-to-day operations over its 25-year lifetime.

The event is being held as part of Flintshire Business Week at Coleg Cambria on 20 October.

Press release

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