2017 news (Energy recovery facilities)

One million tonnes of rubbish transformed into energy at Ardley ERF

Viridor and Oxfordshire County Council have marked the one-millionth tonne of residual waste received at the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility this week (11 December 2017), all of it used to create valuable renewable energy.

12/12/2017

AVONMOUTH ERF DELIVERING BENEFITS TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Construction at Viridor’s Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is making strong progress with local suppliers now helping to cement the foundations of the £252m project. As part of Viridor’s commitment to delivering benefits to local businesses, Viridor has now spent over £1.5m within 20 miles of the Avonmouth site with...

27/11/2017

Viridor becomes patron of Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and renewable energy companies, has joined forces with the Barnstaple District Chamber of Commerce, becoming a patron to support its efforts as a powerful voice for the business community.

22/11/2017

Viridor announces new Lidl Exeter partnership

Viridor has announced a new partnership with Lidl to provide general, wood, plastic and hazardous waste services to the £55 million Lidl Exeter Distribution Centre.

22/11/2017

Viridor donates to Merton Mencap after safety milestone

Workers building Viridor’s Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Sutton have chosen to donate £1,000 to Merton Mencap after reaching 500,000 working hours without a lost time incident.

10/11/2017

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.

23/10/2017

Viridor calls for collaboration on lithium battery detection

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has issued a call for collaboration through the Energy Innovation Centre, on vital technology to detect lithium-ion batteries – the biggest cause of waste industry fires – and is offering up to £75,000 in research funding.

16/10/2017

Viridor works with university on innovative robotics project

Robotics, cobotics and hive robots – all are innovative technology which, if correctly harnessed for the waste industry, could have a significant impact on plant safety and efficiency.

14/09/2017

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,...

07/09/2017

Chemists of all ages inspired by Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility and Education Centre – a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor – opened its doors to more than 30 existing and budding chemists, aged from eight to 78!

04/09/2017

Viridor to host international delegation on visit to Ardley ERF

Viridor will welcome 36 delegates from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Energy Recovery to a series of meetings at its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire in September.

31/08/2017

Viridor in Peterborough funds community projects

The Peterborough and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind is the first to benefit from the Viridor in Peterborough Fund, receiving much-needed cash which will help to ensure it continues its proud 36-year tradition of providing a free weekly audio version of the local news for visually impaired people.

25/08/2017