Biomass and waste to energy projects

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The European Union (EU) aims to reach 20% of its total energy consumption through renewable energy sources by 2020. Biomass, which provides a reliable energy...

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Biomass fuel Biomass is a generic term for organic material derived from plants or plant derived materials used to produce heat, electricity or transport fuel. Biomass as...

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What is biomass heating? Biomass heating is the combustion of organic (non-fossil) material to generate heat. In theory there are many potential fuel sources, including:...

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The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) first published a Community Energy Strategy in 2014. In March 2015, DECC published an update on the community...

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Energy from Waste (EfW) plants fall into three broad categories: • anaerobic digestion (AD) (a process that uses bacteria to decompose waste) (see Practice Note:...

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What is Energy from Waste (EfW)? Energy from waste (EfW) involves taking waste and turning it into a useable form of energy from a sustainable energy source. This...

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Most projects are underpinned by a complex web of contractual relationships between all the parties involved in the project (eg the project company, equity investors,...

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Most projects are underpinned by a complex web of contractual relationships between all the parties involved in the project (eg the project company, equity investors,...

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What is/check the duration of the agreement? The term of the power purchase agreement (PPA) should coincide so far as practicable with the terms of any loans used to...

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What is a power purchase agreement? A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract between an electricity generator (generator) and the party who is purchasing the power...

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How are renewable energy projects typically structured? Renewable energy projects are often project financed. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be incorporated to...

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Introduction This Practice Note provides a list of the key documents typically seen on financial completion of a merchant waste to energy project, with a brief...

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All waste facilities, including energy from waste (EfW) incinerators, are regulated to prevent or minimise any risks to the environment or health. There is an extensive...

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Produced in partnership with Phil Harris, Stephenson Harwood. The original version was produced in partnership with Irwin Mitchell. EU targets to reduce the amount of...

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Produced in partnership with Phil Harris, Stephenson Harwood. The original version was produced in partnership with Irwin Mitchell. EU targets to reduce the amount of...

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Historically, the main treatment route for waste in the UK has been landfill, primarily due to the availability of suitable sites created by past mineral extraction....

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Energy from waste is energy that is recovered by various technologies. Recyclable material should be removed first and then energy recovered from the residual waste. The...

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