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News round-up 26/3

Heat network funding; Waste4Fuel clashes with EA; Yorkshire AD plant; cheesemaker’s EfW project

Funding boost for low carbon heating 

Twenty-four local authorities across England and Wales have been awarded more than £2.1m to develop heat network projects.

Energy minister Greg Barker announced the latest round of successful projects through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit that will provide heating to local homes and businesses through new projects using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry.

Press release

Waste4Fuel clash with EA

Kent recyclers Waste4Fuel and the Environment Agency (EA) are to meet in the High Court after the company sought to increase the amount of waste being brought into its site.

Waste4Fuel, which wants to bring 200 tonnes of waste into the St Paul’s Cray centre per week, made the application on 18 March.

The EA is concerned Waste4Fuel will not adhere to a High Court order, acquired in November last year, requiring it to remove all combustible waste from a site at Cornwall Drive by 1 May.

Food waste plant to be built at Leeming

A new Yorkshire anaerobic digestion plant will take in over 55,000 tonnes of food waste a year, converting it into heat and power.

North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning Committee approved plans for the new plant, which also includes a combined heat and power facility, at Leeming in the Hambleton district.

Somerset cheesemaker produces EfW gas

A £10m investment has been made in a biogas digester plant by cheddar-makers Wyke Farms, based in the village of Wyke Champflower.

Everything from manure to the waste sugar and water will supply the energy-from-waste scheme to produce power.

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