Gobigas gasification plant put up for sale

Utility Göteborg Energi has put a for sale sign on its fully operational large-scale wood gasification GoBiGas plant. The company decided this week that the Gothenburg plant, which has a capacity of 20MW of electricity, was not part of its future plans. In a statement, both its management and board considered the plant “inconsistent with the company’s mission” and was ...

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Hull to tender £56m EfW deal

Local authority Hull City Council is seeking a new contractor to deal with about 48,000 tonnes of waste it collects every year. The potential value of the long term contract is £56m (€66.3m) over 12 years. This includes an initial seven year deal plus extension options. According to documents from a cabinet meeting held this week, the municipality needs to ...

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UK university working on Indian EfW project

Consultants from Sheffield Hallam University are supporting the development of an energy-from-waste plant in India. According to a statement, the Indian government plans to invest £68m (€79.9m) in the plant for New Delhi. The university’s consultancy arm Hallam Energy carried out a feasibility study for the new plant. It outlined suitable sites and the technology required to process the waste, ...

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Construction starts on gasification plant

Tamworth-headquartered SynTech Bioenergy UK has this week started construction on a 1.5MW waste gasification plant in the West Midlands. The company, which is developing the plant in Aldridge, received funding of £5m (€5.8m) from the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and the same amount from its US-based parent company SynTech Bioenergy LLC. SynTech Bioenergy LCC describes itself as a “major ...

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