EfW Net: 2023 in review

As 2023 draws to a close, we look back at the year in the form of our favourite pieces of content and news stories from the EfW sector.
EfW Net: 2023 in review
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As 2023 draws to a close, we look back at the year in the form of our favourite pieces of content and news stories from the EfW sector.

The time for Carbon Capture in Energy from Waste is now

Aker Carbon Capture provide an overview on the importance of Carbon Capture technology to best meet ambitious decarbonisation targets and achieve government net-zero goals. The article also explores the benefits of carbon capture in waste incineration, the challenges faced, and the forthcoming incentives such as inclusion in Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS).

Full article here. 

December blog: Green skills and what this means for our sector

In his December blog post, Dr Adam Read looks at the green skills that the power, energy and resource sectors need to contribute to the decarbonisation of the UK economy. Read emphasises the growing significance of "green skills" to facilitate a shift toward environmentally friendly energy. He explores the anticipated changes in technology, facility sizes, workforce requirements, and the need for a narrative to attract skilled individuals to the sector.

Full article here. 

Integrated carbon capture systems helping the world towards a net-zero future

EfW spoke to Dr. Tom Croymans, Manager Innovation at Keppel Seghers, about Keppel's waste-to-energy (WtE) projects and the industry's future. As governments prioritise decarbonisation, the demand for clean energy from waste amplifies. Croymans stressed the imminent need for carbon capture, advocating for government support to facilitate storage and utilisation to make CCUS the norm.

Full article here. 

Panel discussion: Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The panel discussion focuses on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), looking at the SAF market, developmental hurdles to SAF projects and what support is required to develop SAF projects. The panel is chaired by Martin Hopkins from Greenergy and features Jacob Hayler from Environmental Services Association, Helena Bennett from Green Alliance and Jim Woodger from LanzaTech.

Full discussion here.

News stories:

UK to include EfW in emissions trading scheme from 2028

Earlier this year, the UK government announced an expansion of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), confirming the inclusion of Energy from Waste in the UK ETS from 2028. The decision came a after feedback from respondents who emphasised a need for careful timing, alignment with waste policies, and to avoid unintended consequences. The Government plans for a five-year preparation period until 2028.

Full article here. 

Babcock & Wilcox awarded contract to provide engineering and advanced technology for UK EfW plant

In February, Babcock & Wilcox secured a contract to supply technologies and services for the Lostock waste-to-energy plant. The plant is set to commence commercial operations by late 2025, offering a significant solution to eliminate methane gas emissions from landfills while producing clean, renewable power.

Full article here. 

Enfinium to invest £800 million into CCS technology

Energy from Waste group, enfinium, announced an investment of up to £800 million into carbon capture and storage technology. enfinium hopes the project will capture and store around 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, including 600,000 tonnes of carbon removals. The amount of CO2 the facility in West Yorkshire aims to remove, equates to the carbon emissions of every household in Manchester. Proposals will be put forward for financial support from the Government, through the expansion of their Track-1 scheme.

Full article here.

We're looking forward to 2024 where we will see many of you at the EfW Conference in March in London.

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