Eunomia’s new five; Geminor’s RDF contract; Shipshape recycling solution; AD plant opened
Eunomia’s new five
Eunomia Research & Consulting has appointed David Baxter as head of natural economy and recruited five new consultants.
Baxter, pictured, joins from the consultancy Indepen and, before that, he spent ten years at the Environment Agency – including executive lead on the Water Framework Directive.
The other five are trainee consultant Alice Thomson and four colleagues in the waste operations team, which delivers projects for UK local authorities and European municipalities: Jade Kelly, Emma Fletcher and Dominique Sandy as junior consultants and Tanguey Tomes as a trainee modeller.
Geminor’s RDF contract
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Geminor has signed an agreement to supply refuse-derived fuel to the Energy Works facility in Hull, pictured.
Set to become operational in Q2 2018, the EfW plant will process 240,000 tonnes of waste to create 25MW of renewable electricity per annum.
An investment of more than £150m, the facility is supported by Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Limited, NOY Waste to Energy and John Hancock Life Insurance Company.
Shipshape recycling solution
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Teamwork between S Norton & Co and customer AR Demolition completed the demolition and clearance of redundant processing plant at a remote granite quarry on the west coast of Scotland, pictured.
The Liverpool-based metals recycler provided specialist support for the Midlands demolition company in processing and transporting more than 1,500 tonnes of scrap steel by boat from the Glensanda Super Quarry, near Oban.
The quarry’s isolated location on the banks of Loch Linnhe meant the only viable access solution for heavy plant and equipment was by barge from the mainland to the quarry port, an hour’s sail away.
AD plant opened
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A £14m anaerobic digestion facility located at London Colney, just off the M25 has been opened by Richard Thake, chairman of Hertfordshire County Council.
Designed and constructed by Agrivert, the new North London AD Facility was constructed in 11 months and is now operating at full power.
Agrivert chief executive Alexander Maddan, pictured left, with Thake, said: ”The new plant will offer much needed reliable capacity to local markets and we are pleased that large volumes of waste are already coming in from local sources.”
Rutland green contract
Mid UK Recycling has been awarded a renewed three-year contract to process 6,000 tonnes a year of Rutland County Council’s green waste.
The contract, which started at the beginning of June, will continue for three years. The company started its partnership with Rutland Council in 2010, and the latest deal will see it continue through to 2020.
Mid UK Recycling will process the waste at their Honey Pot Lane composting facility, at Colsterworth near Grantham where it process 25,000 tonnes of green waste per annum.
New sales manager
Whitham Mills has appointed Paddy McGreavy as northern sales manager to help manage its growing domestic business.
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McGreavy, pictured on the right with managing director Ben Smart, joins the engineering firm from DS Smith, where he worked in a number of senior roles on the recycling side of the company.
During his 37-year tenure he was responsible for growing the business into mainland Europe: opening new depots and modernising existing sites in Italy, Croatia and Serbia.
Housing contract for TJ Waste
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TJ Waste & Recycling has been awarded a three-year, £1.5m contract, in a competitive tendering process to collect and recycle trade waste for VIVID, the Hampshire housing association.
VIVID has set a target of 90% or more of waste recycled from its sites.
Luke Haskell, TJ Waste’s marketing and sales development manager, said: “Our service for VIVID, backed with transparent data, will result in the vast majority of skip waste being recycled or used to power homes and workplaces instead of going to landfill.”
Pictured from left: Haskell, Simon Dean, VIVID’s senior business resource manager and Jerry Duckworth, head of repairs
Dagenham’s new AD facility
ReFood, part of the Saria Group, has officially opened an anaerobic digestion facility in Dagenham which will generate biomethane for gas-powered vehicles.
The ceremony was conducted by Shirley Rodrigues, London’s deputy mayor for environment and energy, and Norbert Rethmann, chairman of the Rethmann Group, of which Saria is a division.
The site is capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year and could later house equipment to supply high-quality road fuel.
Labour spokesman appointed
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David Drew, Labour MP for Stroud, will shadow Therese Coffey in her role as waste and resources minister at Defra.
A former teacher and lecturer, Drew originally represented Stroud from 1997 until 2010 and in the latter years was on the Efra select committee.
He lost his seat to the Conservatives in the 2010 general election but won the seat back in June with a majority of just 687.
Bin rental operation launched
A new business, Taylor Asset Management Company but known as Tamco, has been launched to provide private sector contractors and local authorities with the opportunity to rent waste containers instead of buying them.
The move, which enables waste containers to be approached as operational rather than capital expenditure, means that organisations will no longer need to tie up significant amounts of money in fleets of containers.
Tamco has been created following an exclusive partnership with Egbert Taylor Group. Containers available under Tamco’s rental business include Taylor’s Continental portfolio, Sellers’ range of skips, FELs, RELs and specialist containers, as well as Bigbelly’s solar powered self-compacting litterbins.
New WRA website
The Wood Recyclers Association has launched a new website, www.woodrecyclers.org, which includes a full directory of its members.
Julia Turner, executive director, said: The idea of this site was to make it fully informative for both members and other stakeholders, as well as the ideal platform for businesses to find WRA members offering services they need.
“We are really pleased with the result and hope our members will be as well. We will be updating it regularly to help make it a useful platform that people want to come back to.”
Coastal Recycling secures hotel contract
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South-west-based waste management firm Coastal Recycling has won a recycling contract for country house hotel Lympstone Manor, and aims to recycle or recover 100% of waste from the hotel, kitchens, offices and 28 acres of gardens and grounds.
Paper, card, glass and plastics as well as food waste, cooking oils and garden waste will all be collected from the Exmouth hotel.
Pictured are: chef Michael Caines; Mihaela Platoh, recycling operative; Richard Marsh, director
New manager at Hadfield Wood
Matt Hilton has joined Hadfield Wood Recyclers as group safety, health, environment and quality manager.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in health, safety and quality roles in the chemicals and manufacturing industries.
He joins from his former role at Polyflor.
Viridor invites contractors
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Local businesses and contractors have the chance to take part in Viridor’s £252m energy recovery facility at Avonmouth, due to be completed in 2020.
Viridor has taken on main contractors CNIM SA and Clugston Construction to build the facility, and is looking to engage with local firms interested in playing a role in the three-year construction project.
A meet-the-buyer event is being held at Bristol Golf Club on Wednesday 12 July, from 10am-2pm.
SEaB Energy new appointments
SEaB Energy has appointed two new advisory board members as part of its plans for global growth.
Ronald Sams and Allan Barton have been brought in to boost the company’s commercial plans and streamline its operational activities.
Sams (pictured) will be advising on operational strategy while Barton will support the sales teams.