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The control room of a Viridor energy recovery facility.

Viridor joins the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Viridor has become the newest member of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP). The company currently operates eight energy recovery plants in the UK, with three in commissioning and another under construction. This year Viridor facilities will receive 2.9 million tonnes of residual waste (including joint venture facilities), producing 242MW electricity, enough to power

Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility.

Energy recovery within a waste strategy

This article first appeared in the May edition of Energy World magazine.   Waste-to-energy plants, or waste-fuelled energy recovery facilities, have come a long way since early incinerators, and now take their place firmly within the national resources and waste strategy, writes Viridor’s Lisa Templeton. Modern energy recovery facilities (ERFs – often also referred to

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Minister welcomes Viridor’s £1.2bn energy recovery investment

Viridor’s investment of more than £1.2 billion in the development of a network of UK advanced energy recovery facilities has been welcomed by Resources Minister Thérèse Coffey, who said this formed part of a strategy which would help the UK to become a world leader in resource efficiency. Dr Coffey was addressing the All-Party Parliamentary

Avonmouth ERF is currently under construction.

Viridor says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about the best way to fund the vital recycling and recovery infrastructure required to meet the demand of the UK economy.  This is the view of Viridor’s Strategy and

Beddington ERF anchors London’s latest heat network

Viridor has signed an agreement with the London Borough of Sutton’s energy services company, Sutton Decentralised Energy Network Limited (SDEN), to deliver heat generated at its Beddington site to a network in south London. This initiative will distribute resilient supplies of hot water and heating to the new mixed use development, the New Mill Quarter

CIWM members explore Beddington ERF

CIWM members explore latest ERF in Viridor’s network

Last month Viridor welcomed a delegation from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) New Member Network to the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in south London. Ten of the Institution’s over 5000 members were able to see how Viridor is building a state-of-the-art energy recovery facility to divert non-recyclable waste away from landfill and

Viridor Grundon Joint Venture - Lakeside Energy From Waste Facility

Lakeside achieves zero waste to landfill target

Lakeside, the Viridor-Grundon joint venture energy from waste facility, has announced it has achieved its zero waste to landfill target. Danny Coulston, Operations Director at Lakeside at Colnbrook, near Slough, said: “Our latest achievement – which we are very proud of – is recycling everything from the plant. “Most combustion processes – even domestic fires

Viridor sign contract for Avonmouth ERF

Viridor appoints contractors to build new £252m Energy Recovery Facility in Avonmouth

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has appointed CNIM S.A. and Clugston Construction Ltd to build a new £252million Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol.   Industrial engineering contractor CNIM will provide the established technology for the new, consented facility and

Lakeside EfW Aerial

Boys Brigade talk rubbish and recycling in Colnbrook

Boys from the 1st Slough Boys Brigade Junior Section have been finding out what happens to their rubbish – courtesy of staff from Lakeside Energy from Waste.  Lakeside Energy from Waste is a joint venture between two of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies – Grundon Waste Management and Viridor.   The Brigade’s

Viridor Cardiff team dance for Comic Relief

The Viridor team in Cardiff will be revealing their song and dance talents before a Saturday night national TV audience after an out of this world performance with Doctor Who’s nemesis, the Daleks, in front of the Millennium Centre for BBC One’s Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief. Red noses, brooms and hi-viz jackets

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