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News round-up 28/7

Ricardo-AEA wins EC work; Veolia landfill fire; Grundon commemorates WW1; MPA on waste prevention and recycling.

Ricardo-AEA wins EC work

Consultancy Ricardo-AEA has been appointed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy to review and update the reference values that help to determine the efficiency of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants across the EU.

Ricardo-AEA will carry out the work in collaboration with a number of European partners. Project activities include an extensive data collection exercise on the performance of power stations, heat generation stations and CHP plants including a full review of the existing scientific literature.

Consultations will also be undertaken with relevant industry stakeholders using surveys to verify data or address any gaps in the evidence base.

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Veolia landfill fire

Around 35 firefighters were called out to tackle a fire that broke out at Veolia’s Blue Haze landfill site in Hampshire.

The fire affected a two acre area of non-hazardous waste, but has now been brought under control.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said that there are currently five fire engines and two fire service support vehicles still at the scene.

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Grundon commemorates WW1

Grundon Waste Management’s Pierce Arrow Model R lorry will be making an appearance at the Great Dorset Steam Fair as part of the First World War commemorative display.

The lorry is the same type that company founder Stephen Grundon used in 1929 when he started up the firm.

The Model R Lorry was one of around 16,000 that were built in New York between 1911 and 1919 and the then shipped to France, where Stephen Grundon bought his. The model on show was bought back and fully restored from France in 1991.

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MPA highlights waste and recycling

The Materials Products Association (MPA) has published its Government & Industry Action Plan, which sets out key actions for both the next Government and the mineral products and quarrying industry to help ensure that policy objectives supporting sustained economic recovery can be delivered.

Reducing waste and encouraging recycling are among the five ‘key actions’ that the MPA has set out.

MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson said: “This new publication sets out clearly what we need from Government and what we, as an industry, will do, in order to help deliver for the UK and support growth in the next Parliament.”

The plan can be read here.

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