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News round-up 30/1

Biogas plants; hunt for nappy plant; WEEE funding; £6,000 fine; Ardley safety milestone

Two new WELTC biogas plants

Two facilities from biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC are to go live within the next two months.

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, a 500 kW AD plant of the Foyle Food Group will commence operations.  The company will feed the digesters with waste from its own abattoirs.

Another new agricultural 500 kW biogas plant in Leicester will use of a conventional mix of renewable raw materials.

Company press release

Search for nappy recycling plant

Knowaste, the company which launched the first recycling facility in the UK for absorbent hygiene products is considering sites in Oxford, Luton and London as it looks to re-open the innovative plant, which would be capable of handling more than 36,000 tonnes of waste.

The company says the new facility will represent the first stage in a strategy to develop a number of sites across the UK.

High on its agenda are sites close to existing energy from waste, biomass, anerobic digestion or water treatment facilities.

Company press release

Funding for WEEE specialist

WEEE waste management and recycling company Pro Innovation Solutions, which trades as WEEE-Stop, has secured a £60,000 funding facility.

The backing from Positive Cashflow Finance will be directed to advertising, investment in new machinery, and the appointment of new sales consultants and specialist technicians. The business also aims to diversify its services and expand into the electrical cleaning market.

Pro Innovation Solutions says it is on track for turnover of £1m by July 2014.

Company press release

Fine of £6,000 for illegal waste sites

The tenant of three illegal waste sites has been fined a total of £6,000 and ordered to pay a contribution of £2,000 towards Environment Agency costs by Chelmsford Magistrates.

Trading as ABS Skips and a registered waste carrier, Michael Garry Bowers failed to take appropriate measures to prevent his staff from running an illegal waste operation on separate sites at Temple Farm Industrial Estate in West Hanningfield.

Safety milestone at Ardley EfW plant

Viridor and its construction partners Clugston-CNIM Oxfordshire are celebrating the achievement of a further 500,000 man hours (equivalent to 62 years) without lost-time accidents during construction of an EfW facility in Ardley, Oxfordshire.

With 500 workers currently on site, this brings the total to 1.5 million hours overall.

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