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Waste wood trends in Sweden and Europe

Things are going to change. Mario Montevirgen of the Swedish waste wood specialist Falkenbergs Returflis is also convinced that a lot will change in some EU member states in the course of the next one to two years. He sees different resource-political strategies as… Continue Reading “Waste wood trends in Sweden and Europe”

UK – new biomass plants are expected

UK: 5 million tonnes of waste wood According to Julia Turner, Managing Director of the UK Wood Recyclers Association (WRA), the UK produces five million tonnes of waste wood, recycles 1.7 million tonnes, uses 1.7 million tonnes as biomass and exports 300,000 tonnes per… Continue Reading “UK – new biomass plants are expected”

Waste wood market in France

In France – Sylvain Laurent of FEDEREC explained on the BAV-Altholztag (BAV-Waste Wood Conference) – around six million tonnes of waste wood are collected annually. Every year, the collection rate is expected to increase by six percent; 69 percent of the wood collected is… Continue Reading “Waste wood market in France”

Waste wood markets in Europe

Last week, at the invitation of the member company Renewi, the meeting of the European Working Group of the BAV-Bundesverband der Altholzaufbereiter und -verwerter e.V. took place in Amsterdam. The event focused on the European waste wood markets, their changes and challenges. The goal… Continue Reading “Waste wood markets in Europe”

Challenges for the biomass plants in Germany

In view of the forthcoming amendment process to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the BAV (German Federal association of waste wood conditioners and recyclers) is committed to ensuring that climate-friendly energy from waste wood remains an important component of the energy system transformation… Continue Reading “Challenges for the biomass plants in Germany”

Climate protection contribution of waste wood power plants

The German government declared that the 2020 climate protection targets of reducing CO2 emissions by 40 percent could not be achieved. An important key to reducing climate-damaging greenhouse gases is the generation of energy from climate-neutral renewable energy sources. Currently, the share of renewable… Continue Reading “Climate protection contribution of waste wood power plants”

Altholztag 2018 – Waste wood industry meets in Frankfurt

The German Waste Wood Association once again recorded a high number of participants with its conference programme. The Waste Wood Ordinance, titanium dioxide, technology and country reports attracted more than 140 participants to Frankfurt. Under the motto “The Future of Waste Wood”, the annual… Continue Reading “Altholztag 2018 – Waste wood industry meets in Frankfurt”

German waste wood volume

Material recycling gains weight – energetic recycling still the mainstay of waste wood recycling “The market for waste wood continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace than we had expected”. These are the words Dieter Uffmann, Chairman of the BAV – Bundesverband der… Continue Reading “German waste wood volume”