Firm exports to Norway; Agreement on emissions directive; DECC sets criteria for energy provider bidders; Gas standard revised
Firm exports to Norway
Waste management machinery firm Whitham Mills has secured an export sale with Norwegian food production company, Notura SA.
The textiles division of Notura, which collects and bales wool from the co-operative’s livestock , has invested £110,000 in a Whitham Mills designed system which includes a 50RBB high-capacity wool baler (pictured) along with 900mm wide feed conveyor and cart tipper.
The system can process up to 50 tonnes per day and is the fifth installation Whitham Mills has completed for the company.
EU agreement on emissions directive
The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Council has confirmed agreement with the European Parliament on a directive to limit the emissions of pollutants from combustion plants between 1 and 50 MW.
The directive sets emission limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and dust, which will be applied for new and existing facilities.
Limits will be applied to bigger existing plants (5-50 MW) from 2025 and as from 2030 to smaller ones (1-5 MW). Extended compliance deadlines until 2030 may be granted to some plants including biomass facilities and district heating systems.
DECC sets criteria for energy provider bidders
The Government has outlined criteria for energy suppliers to apply to provide energy for 2019-20, with the Capacity Markets auction expected to take place in December 2015.
Generators of renewable energy from other countries can participate, increasing pressure on the auction clearing price.
Parameters for the Transitional Arrangements auction, for delivery of capacity in 2016-17, to encourage the growth of the demand side response, sector have also been published.
Gas standard revised
Business standards company BSI has revised BS 8485 Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide ground gases for new buildings.
- Clearer guidance on the interpretation of gas monitoring data and assignment of characteristic situations
- Reference Technical Note RB17 CS classification using toxic organic compounds
- Review and expanded guidance on protection measures scoring
- Reporting requirements
- Added annexes on radon and volatile organic compounds