US-based Lockheed Martin and EfW plant developer CoGen announced a waste-fired facility in Wales with an electrical capacity of 15MW. The plant, which is expected to start construction in 2018 and open by 2020, will process about 150,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility is the first of several planned by the two firms.
Scottish firm Argent Energy was granted an environmental permit for a meat waste to biodiesel plant in an industrial area of Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool. The plant will produce biodiesel from up to 75,000 tonnes per year of methyl ester.
Ireland-based React Energy said it had reached an agreement in principle to finance the repowering of its Newry biomass-fired facility. Work at the 4MWe biomass gasification project is expected to cost £11.2m (€12.4m), with the funding due to come from the Ethika Fund and Kyotherm SAS a France-based equity investor in renewable energy projects.
UK utility firm Ecotricity won planning consent for the first of what could be many large-scale biogas facilities across the UK. Ecotricity had previously had an application refused, but submitted a new, amended plan during the summer addressing the transport concerns raised first time round.