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SITA UK partners with Solvert to support fuel-from-waste research

SUEZ Environment will fund the development of a process to produce fuel from organic waste in the UK.

The French parent company of SITA UK has agreed to invest in a collaborative study with UK technology firm Solvert into the conversion of organic waste - such as paper, food, and garden waste - into feedstock to produce renewable chemicals.

The investment will focus on optimising the pretreatment of waste and maximising value creation from it.

SITA UK will provide technical support and help with commercialisation work.

Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SITA UK, said: “This project is one of a number where we are investing our skills and resources into making better use of waste.”

Solvert chief executive Kris Wadrop said the support received from SUEZ Environment and SITA UK was essential to funding the research as it did not qualify for funding from the UK government.

In March, the Department for Energy and Climate Change published a strategy on heating, The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge.

It included a review of the tariffs under the Renewable Heath Incentive scheme, excluding biomethane and biogas. The review was due to be completed by the Summer, but DECC has now postponed it to the Autumn.

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