China backs Iran incinerators; Befesa’s first aluminium recycling plant in Germany; European bank backs Mongolian scheme; EfW production in Italy;
China backs Iranian incinerator projects
Iran and China have entered into an agreement to establish incinerator power plant projects in Iran. China will finance 40% of the incinerators and the first plant in Tehran will treat 200 tonnes of waste a day and be operational by March 2015. Another plant is planned for the northern city of Rasht which will produce 5-6 MW of electricity through burning 500 tonnes a day.
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Befesa’s first aluminium recycling plant
Befesa Aluminium Germany has officially inaugurated its first aluminium recycling plant worth €30m (£24m) in the commercial and industrial area of Bernburg-West. The company will produce 90,000 tonnes of aluminum alloys a year for the automobile and packaging industry.
EBRD loan for Mongolian waste project
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to grant a €12m (£9.5m) long-term loan to fund reform of solid waste management in Mongolia. The authorities in the capital Ulan Bator have implemented several projects to improve the city’s waste service and waste recycling facilities.
Quincy Recycle acquires Imperial Paper Stock
Quincy Recycle, a recycling company based in Quincy, Illinois, has acquired Imperial Paper Stock located at Missouri. Quincy says the acquisition will broaden the firm’s service area in the American Midwest. The company has also bought a site in Wisconsin which is expected to be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
EfW production in Italy
Environment agency IPSRA and waste management association Federambiente has reported that Italy produced more than twice as much electricity-from-waste (EfW) in 2013 than it did in 2003. The sector generated 4.2TWh of electricity and 1.5TWh of heat. The country has a high proportion of small-scale EfW plants compared with other EU countries.
Thailand eyes landfill gas to energy technology
The energy ministry of Thailand has backed landfill gas-to-energy technology as an effective solution for the treatment of solid waste in urban areas. The ministry has set an aim to generate 600 MW of electricity from 19.9 million tonnes of solid waste and boost the proportion of renewable energy use to 25% by 2021. Currently, all EfW plants generate around 65MW of electricity, around 24.5 MW of which comes from landfill.