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WRA highlights sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass

WRA highlights sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has highlighted the sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass following recent scrutiny of biomass power in the press. This came after the Conservative Environment Network published a manifesto, supported by 32 parliamentarians, questioning the government’s policy on bioenergy and calling for more enforcement around the sustainability of biomass imports, such...

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Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

The UK achieved a new record volume of waste wood processing in 2022, continuing the upward trend. Based on the annual statistics of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA), the amount of waste wood processed in the country has increased from 4.17 million tonnes in 2021 to 4.31 million tonnes last year. The total amount of...

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WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

Following five years of work to clarify which waste wood items are potentially hazardous, the Wood Recyclers’ Association has welcomed plans by the Environment Agency to withdraw RPS 250 on 1st September. Introduced in July 2021, Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250 currently allows potentially hazardous ‘amber’ waste wood items from the construction and demolition (C&D)...

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Wood Recyclers’ Association marks 21st anniversary

Wood Recyclers’ Association marks 21st anniversary

WOOD RECYCLERS were inspired to turn future challenges into opportunities as they gathered on June 29 to mark the 21st anniversary of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). The milestone conference and celebration at The Belfry Hotel & Resort near Birmingham saw over 120 WRA members and guests meet to reflect on the successful history of...

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Enva officially opens Ash Recycling Plant

Enva officially opens Ash Recycling Plant

MHAIRI BLACK, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, has officially opened Enva’s new £1.5 million Ash Recycling Plant in Paisley, Scotland.  This unique facility treats up to 20,000 tonnes a year of fly ash from biomass and Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities. The ash, which would previously have been destined for disposal in hazardous landfill...

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Government launches new scheme for technologies producing hydrogen from biomass

Government launches new scheme for technologies producing hydrogen from biomass

THE Government has this week (on Wednesday 12 January) launched a new programme to help develop innovative technologies to produce hydrogen, a clean energy source, from sustainable biomass and waste. Backed with £5 million in government funding, the new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will support the development of technologies to produce hydrogen generated via BECCS...

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