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World news round-up 5 December 2014

New biomass plant in Netherlands; US waste haulier bought; Higher premiums for lead producers; Hawaii biodiesel contracts

New biomass plant in Netherlands

Valeres Industrie has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new biomass plant in Odiliapeel, Netherlands, for waste management firm Attero. The plant is expected to be completed by June. The facility will be fuelled by 27,000 tonnes of wood chips a year.


Stella environmental acquires waste hauler

Stella Environmental, the US firm which manages the logistics and operation of municipal solid waste transfer stations, has purchased special waste haulier Brewer Trucking, based in Phoenix. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.


Scrap supply premium increase for 2015

European lead producers have obtained higher premiums for 2015 compared to this year as a continuing shortage of scrap metal is hampering the ability of secondary producers to keep output stable. Secondary producers have been suffering from high battery-scrap costs and overcapacity in the market.

Metal bulletin

Biodiesel deal agreed

Hawaiian Electric has contracted Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel processed from waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks, primarily for use at the 110-megawatt Campbell Industrial Park generation. Pacific Biodiesel is currently under contract to supply biodiesel for the state-owned Honolulu Airport Emergency Generation Facility which is scheduled to be in service by mid-2015. The Campbell Industrial Park plant currently uses biodiesel processed from waste fats and oils by Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group under a contract that will end in November 2015.


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