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World news round-up 1 December 2014

Serbian EfW venture shuts down; Boost to Italian heat network; US scrap recycling to rise; Indian steel production surges

Serbian EfW venture shuts down

A €21.5m (£17m) Indjija plant in northern Serbia, a facility turning hazardous meat waste into an energy, has been shut down over an argument between its owners and the government. Energo Zelena has called for arbitration against Serbia to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The firm’s activities at the facility related to waste meat collection and treatment will end within days and it will be closed by the end of December.

Endwaste and Bioenergy

http://bit.ly/1vUHgEN

Waste-fired heat network to expand

The regional government for the South Tyrol area in Italy has approved the expansion of the district heating network in Bolzano. The network currently caters to about 7% of the city’s heat demand is expected to be expanded to more than 20% by 2022. The state plans to contribute €20m (£16m) towards the scheme, which is expected to cost €73m.

Endwaste&bioenergy

http://bit.ly/1y84qaT

Indian steel production surges

India’s steel production has gone up by 24% during the last five years to 81.69 million tonnes in 2013-14. Production went up to 70.67 million tonnes in 2010-11 and to 74.29 million tonnes in 2011-12 and further to 78.42 million tonnes in 2012-13.

The Economic Times

http://bit.ly/1xQo9qD

WEEE policy in Nigeria

Nigeria has formulated a draft policy and strategic plan on WEEE management in the country. This move comes as the government is determined to avert the environmental hazards of increasing toxic metal in electrical or electronic equipment.

Shanghai Daily

http://bit.ly/1pqtaYW

Scrap recycling in US to rise

A new study revealed that the US scrap recycling industry is forecast to grow at 3.41% CAGR over the period 2013-2018. The global steel demand is a major factor driving market growth, according to Sandler Research’s report titled ‘Scrap Recycling Industry in US 2014-2018’. One of the key trends in the market is the focus on clean energy.

WhaTech

http://bit.ly/1xVrUyC

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