New energy company Rolton Kilbride is hoping to bring together local authority waste and energy strategies in a new model of development that will see residual waste turned into power in small city-centre sites serving local heat and power needs.
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Environment minister Rory Stewart has challenged the waste industry and waste authorities to improve efficiency and save money by settling on a small number of waste strategies.
Paul Cuttill, deputy chairman of advanced waste to energy developer Drenl, talked Janet Wood through some of the ‘post-planning’ issues to be solved in bringing a project from drawing board to operation
The EC wants to move towards a 'circular economy' with waste volumes dramatically reduced. But there remains a role for energy from waste. Janet Wood asks whether as well as power, those plants could provide energy services?