Latest news (Energy recovery facilities)

Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis by becoming first UK net negative emissions waste company

The waste sector can become a key tool in decarbonising the rest of the economy under new plans announced by Viridor, one of the UK's leading resources and waste management companies. WATCH: Viridor's launch video on our YouTube channel

20/05/2021

Viridor and HyNet North West to jointly pioneer decarbonisation of the waste industry

HyNet North West is a low carbon energy project at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a net zero future.  

20/05/2021

Viridor and Rock Solid agree five-year 65ktpa IBA contract

Viridor and Rock Solid Processing have agreed a new five-year contract for the processing of 65,000 tonnes per annum of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) from Dunbar ERF, diverting the material from landfill and returning resources to the UK economy.

26/04/2021

Food bank, community farm and infant school receive Beddington community benefit fund cash

COVID-19 lockdowns might have changed how many of us live our lives, but the Beddington Community Benefit Fund has continued to support charities across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, donating £92,537.75 to 15 projects since March 2020. This brings the total funding to £185,889 since 2016. 

18/03/2021

Viridor and Clyde Valley Waste Partnership demonstrate waste is a resource and not rubbish

Viridor and the Clyde Valley Waste Partnership successfully divert black bag household waste collections away from landfill, helping not only Scotland meet its landfill diversion target but producing energy direct to the national grid. During the first year of their collaboration 178,000 tonnes has been processed through Viridor’s...

02/03/2021

Exeter ERF to supply heat to new carbon emission-reducing heat network

Viridor is supporting plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70 per cent.

12/02/2021

Viridor unveils proposal for new Scottish ERF

Significant landfill diversion, in line with Scottish Government aspirations. Potential to generate enough electricity to power more than half of South Lanarkshire’s homes More than 500 jobs to be created during construction process 55 new, permanent jobs created during operation 46m tonnes of household and similar waste was sent to...

04/02/2021

Viridor to work with Carbon Capture and Storage Association in sector first

Viridor has announced that it has become the first in its sector to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), emphasising the company’s commitment to pursuing net zero goals.

26/01/2021

Viridor and CNIM announce handover of £252m Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility site

A major milestone has been achieved in the construction of Viridor’s £252m Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility, near Bristol, with contractors CNIM officially handing over the site to Viridor in December.

18/01/2021

GRREC Health & Safety initiative provides welcome boost to Glasgow charities

Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has made a cash donation of almost £4,800 to both Beatson Cancer Charity and Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids following a staff fundraising initiative.

25/11/2020

Viridor announces new Chief Executive Officer

Viridor today announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bradshaw. Kevin Bradshaw succeeds Phil Piddington, who will continue to support Viridor in completing several key projects over the next few months before concluding his transition into non-executive management.

19/11/2020

Viridor and Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities

Two leading energy providers have come together to help reduce emissions from heating in UK homes and other buildings, which are currently responsible for around 37%1 of the UK’s carbon emissions.

10/11/2020

Beddington Farmlands habitat creation continues

Viridor’s restoration of the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands in South London is continuing with the creation of the first phase of the wet grassland habitat, including the start of a seeding programme that has seen over 150kg of seed spread across this first phase ahead of further habitat management.

21/10/2020