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July, 2013:

Cabinet nod for hiking welfare pensions – The New Indian Express

“Sanction has been accorded to use thermal gasification or plasma
gasification in thermal incinerators for solid waste management in
Brahmapuram, Kozhikode and Kannur,” the Chief Minister said.

Energy bosses start North-East recruitment drive

Energy bosses start North-East recruitment drive

6:00am Wednesday 10th July 2013

By Steven Hugill

BOSSES behind plans to build two pioneering waste-to-energy gas plant have begun fulfilling their promise of creating North-East jobs after recruiting the first workers to spearhead the development.

US firm Air Products says it has started appointing staff at its advanced gasification plant, in Billingham, near Stockton, which will be one of the largest of its type in the world.

The factory, due to start production next Spring, will be the UK’s first energy from waste power station to use plasma technology that generates renewable energy by burning domestic and commercial waste destined for landfill.

The company says the workers will start in the next two months, and will form part of a 50-strong team, including engineering and maintenance posts, which it wants to fill with more North-East workers.

Built on Tees Valley enterprise zone land, bosses say the plant’s gasifier, shipped to Teesside from Malaysia, will supply energy for about 50,000 homes every year.

The development has supported about 700 North-East construction jobs, including a £3m contract for Redhall Engineering, in Middlesbrough, to make and install pipework, and the firm wants to build a second plant on nearby land.

Andrew Connolly Air Products’ Tees Valley facility manager, said it chose to move to Teesside ahead of other potential UK sites, and believed the development would strengthen the North-East economy.

Mr Connolly said the firm has been supported by Tees Valley Unlimited local enterprise partnership (TVU), which had enabled it to build a platform to grow on Teesside.

He said: “We have been working on Teesside for many years and appreciate the importance of maintaining and supporting a strong local economy.

“We chose this area because of its historical links, availability of industrial zone land, good access to electricity networks and the National Grid, and excellent road links.

“It will bring a triple bonus effect of new jobs and technology investment for the North-East, low carbon power generation, and better waste management.

“As a company, we have also valued the advice and support of TVU and other agencies on Teesside as it has taken forward the plans for the energy plant.

“It is providing valuable impetus to bring more investment and jobs to Teesside.”

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Waste2Tricity announce first UK project

Waste2Tricity announce first UK project

by Paul Sanderson

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A 10.2MW gasification facility has been announced as Waste2Tricity’s first UK project.

The company plans to situate the plant at Bilsthorpe Industrial Park, Nottinghamshire, which is the site of the old Bilsthorpe Colliery.

It will be working with the owner of the land Peel Environmental, along with engineering associates AMEC and Foster Wheeler.

In a statement, Waste2Tricity said: “Our research has shown an abundance of available waste feedstock sources in the local region, meaning the fuel for this power station will be locally derived and negate the need to transport material over long distances. This is beneficial from both a cost and carbon emissions reduction point of view.

“The Bilsthorpe project is based on the Waste2Tricity technology template. This involves using waste derived feedstock to generate synthesis gas (syngas) through plasma gasification.

“This syngas will then be passed through various clean-up processes before exporting 10.2MW of electricity to the national grid from internal combustion engines. This template is an alternative to more traditional energy from waste ventures such as incineration.

“Also, in line with the Waste2Tricity technology template, the Bilsthorpe project is being developed to be fuel cell ready, with plans in place to pilot around 1MW of AFC Energy’s Alkaline Fuel Cells on the site once they have reached commerciality.

“This process will involve the production of hydrogen from syngas, which will then be used to generate highly efficient (above 55 per cent) low carbon electricity. The fuel cell model will be deployed in the future by Waste2Tricity, replacing the internal combustion engines in further projects. This will be a game-changing power station template in the energy from waste sector.”

Gasification plant for Lisburn approved

Gasification plant for Lisburn approved

Published Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has granted planning permission for an Energy from Waste (EfW) gasification plant in Lisburn.

Gasification plant for Lisburn approved

Environment Minister Alex Attwood. (© Pacemaker)

It will be built at the site of the former Burn House Rendering facility in the west of the city.

Mr Attwood said the plant will convert 80,000 tonnes of mixed waste each year into electricity and heat through the gasification process, in which waste is heated to create a synthetic gas fuel which can be used to produce steam and in turn, electricity.

“This facility will provide a boost for the Lisburn area creating construction jobs in the short term and permanent skilled jobs once completed,” the SDLP minister continued.

“I am a firm supporter of Energy from Waste opportunities and of alternative, more environmentally sustainable energy plans. This facility will deal with our waste, prevent landfill and create renewable energy.”

The site, which will be developed by Lisburn Energy Recovery Ltd., will take waste from agriculture, industry, construction, as well as demolition waste and municipal waste.

Mr Attwood hopes it can provide an environmentally friendly waste solution.

“Whilst I am currently consulting on an ambitious 60% target of waste being recycled by 2020, there is still a need for facilities to deal with waste that is not recyclable,” he said.

“This proposal achieves the right balance in planning terms, is good for the economy and a better option for the environment.”

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Ainscough on gasification reactor

Ainscough on gasification reactor

Written by Laura Hatton – 03 Jul 2013

A Terex Demag CC2800-1 crawler crane and a Liebherr LTM1500-8.3 helping install the gasification reactor

Two mobile cranes from crane rental and heavy lift company Ainscough in the UK were used to install a gasification reactor at the world’s largest renewable energy plant.

The 200 tonne vessel was lifted into position using a 600 tonne capacity Terex CC 2800-1 lattice boom crawler and a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.3 wheeled mobile telescopic crane. The crawler was configured with a 66 metre SSL main boom and 200 tonnes of superlift counterweight. The 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.3 helped rotate the vessel from a horizontal to vertical position before it was lowered onto its elevated foundation.

David Jacobi, commercial manager at Ainscough, said, “The lift site was extremely tight, we used the CC 2800-1 as it gave us the lifting capacity we needed on a small footprint. The lift was completed swiftly and we were extremely pleased to be involved with a project of this scale and importance