El Gobierno aprueba el PERTE de Economía Circular para acelerar la transición hacia un sistema productivo más eficiente y sostenible en el uso de materias primas

Spanish government ratifies Circular Economy Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) to...

El Gobierno aprueba el PERTE de Economía Circular para acelerar la transición hacia un sistema productivo más eficiente y sostenible en el uso de materias primas
Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra) contará para finales de año con una nueva planta de biorresiduos

Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra) to have new biowaste treatment plant by end of year

PreZero España ha sido adjudicataria, junto con otras empresas locales (Arias Infraestruturas, SA – Petrolam Infraestruturas, SL – Prace, Servicios y Obras, SA), de la obra de ejecución y puesta en marcha de una planta de biorresiduos en el municipio de Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra), por un importe de 15.109.215 euros (IVA incluido). La instalación, que se prevé comience a funcionar a finales de año, dará servicio a 26 ayuntamientos, contará con capacidad para tratar hasta 15.000 toneladas anuales de materia orgánica y otras 7.000 de podas y restos de madera.

Cotec report shows the stagnation of the transition to a circular economy in Spain

Cotec report shows the stagnation of the transition to a circular economy in Spain

The waste gap in Spain: The difficulties of the new law for municipalities

The waste gap in Spain: The difficulties of the new law for municipalities | CONAMA | FuturENVIRO | Waste | Recycling | Circular Economy

Technology from Murcia uses insects to revolutionise waste treatment

Technology from Murcia uses insects to revolutionise waste treatment

Spanish Cabinet sends Waste and Contaminated Land Bill to Parliament to drive circular, low-carbon...

For the first time in the history of Spanish legislation, the Bill sets out limitations on single-use plastics. It establishes restrictions on the use of such plastics for certain products, a tax to prevent...
La cuarta planta de biorresiduos de la Xunta estará ubicada en el polígono empresarial de Verín

Galician Regional Government to build fourth biowaste plant with €5.5 million budget

The Galician Regional Government is to build its fourth biowaste treatment plant in the Pazos Business Park in the municipality of Verín. The announcement was made yesterday by the Regional Minister for the Environment, Territorial...

PREMET25: Área Metropolitana de Barcelona´s major waste initiative

Integrated waste management is one of the greatest challenges facing the metropolis of Barcelona. This includes prevention and taking the steps necessary to move from a linear to a circular economy in which the...

LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL project: Production of a renewable fuel, biomethane, from municipal solid waste

The planet is now facing major challenges associated with our current way of life, including demographic growth, waste management and the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. In light of these and other problems, the...

Operators of MSW treatment plants post 2019 revenues of over €1.7 billion

80% of the revenues were generated by privately-owned companies, with the remaining 20% corresponding to companies in which public authorities have a majority shareholding. The number of MSW treatment and disposal plants in Spain...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the...

Aimplas presents its innovations in sustainable development at K Fair

Aimplas will once again have a booth at K Fair, held in Düsseldorf (Germany), where it will display its main technological developments in the circular economy, active and smart packaging, sustainable mobility, medicine and...

Tomra launches new X-TRACT X6 Fines machine, capable of sorting metal fractions of unprecedented...

Tomra Sorting Recycling has launched a new machine, the X-TRACT X6 FINES, for the high-purity sorting of mixed non-ferrous metal fractions at Aluminum USA, the biannual industry event staged at the Music City Center...

FCC Environmental Services has been awarded the Solid Waste Collection contract in Omaha (Nebraska)

The Omaha City Council in the state of Nebraska has awarded FCC Environmental Services, the American affiliate of FCC group, the contract for solid waste collection services of the city, for the next ten...

Organic waste heavyweights collaborate in sophisticated aerobic digestion projects

Bath-headquartered Advetec has treated a variety of waste and effluent, since it was established in 2000. But keen to develop a more homogenous product for optimal digestion rates, the business reached out to UNTHA...

BALEARES. TARGET: TO MANAGE 800,000 TONNES OF WASTE PER ANNUM IN A DIFFERENT WAY

Baleares was the only Autonomous Community lacking a Waste Act. Recently, the Parliament of the Balearic Islands passed the Balearic Islands Waste and Contaminated Lands Act. This pioneering legislation at national level in Spain,...

Decree passed to modify Integrated Waste Plan in Autonomous Community of Valencia

The Regional Cabinet of Valencia has passed a Decree to modify Decree 81/2013, which ratified the Integrated Waste Plan of the Autonomous Community of Valencia (PIRCV). Highlights of the new PIRCV include a “pay as...

Madrid’s three public universities to set up Circular Economy Innovation Centre

Under the terms of the memorandum, the City Council and the three academic institutions have committed to the development of a common sustainability strategy for the city of Madrid. This will have impacts on...

Asturias to have new rest fraction sorting facility and SRF plant by 2023

On Friday last, the Regional Minister of Infrastructure, Territorial Planning and Environment of the Principality of Asturias, Fernando Lastra, chaired a Cogersa board meeting in which it was agreed to award a contract for...

Automation of URBASER-Managed Las Dehesas waste treatment centre with TOMRA technology

  URBASER has automated two lines at the Las Dehesas Waste Treatment Centre through the incorporation of six AUTOSORT units. The facility, which receives over half the waste sent to Valdemingómez Technology Park, has optimised its...

SUEZ wins the operation contract of the hazardous waste treatment facility in Sohar, Oman

The public authority in charge of waste management in Oman (BE’AH1 ) has awarded SUEZ the contract for the operation and maintenance of the hazardous waste treatment facility in Sohar, Oman. The contract, with...

Sacyr closes financing agreement with CEFC for waste treatment plant in Melbourne (Australia)

Sacyr, through subsidiaries Sacyr Industrial and Sacyr Environment, has closed a 24 million euro agreement with Australian entity CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corp) to finance the construction of the company’s first waste treatment project...

Wheeldon Brothers Ltd choose Lindner-Recyclingtech Polaris 2800 shredder for SRF production

Manchester is one of the most attractive regions in the UK and one of the strongest economically thanks not only to celebrated football clubs, but also to the city’s culture and lifestyle. The metropolis...

Greene builds gasification plant at Elche Business Park to treat sludge at Crete WWTP

Greene Waste to Energy (Greene) is currently undertaking a project to develop and install a gasification plant to treat WWTP sludge in Crete (Greece). Technical experts from the companies that make up the Life...

MSW management business grows 5% in 2017

According to the INFORMA DBK Sectoral Observatory, the total market value for the provision of municipal solid waste treatment and disposal services in Spain stood at €1,480 million at the end of 2017, 4.6% up on...

Autonomous Community of Madrid publishes Waste Strategy

The Regional Government of Madrid has published a document containing the New Waste Strategy of the Autonomous Community 2017- 2024. The strategy envisages increasing the Investment Plan budget from €300 million to €366 million....

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2017

We begin 2018 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2017”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

TOMRA Sorting recycling awarded large-scale contract by SKM Recycling in Australia to supply world...

TOMRA Sorting Recycling (TOMRA) is proud to announce its newest partnership with SKM Recycling (SKM), headquartered in Laverton North, Victoria, Australia. SKM has selected TOMRA to supply 40 AUTOSORT units with the latest features...

Sacyr named preferred bidder for the construction and operation of a waste treatment plant...

Sacyr, in partnership with Manhattan Construction Group, has been selected as the preferred bidder for its second major contract in the US, which will consist of the design, financing, construction and operation of a...

FCC Environment starts the operation of the Alt Empordà solid urban waste treatment plant...

FCC Medio Ambiente (the Spanish brand for FCC Environment) started the operation of the l’Alt Empordà urban waste treatment plant in the north-east of Catalonia in November. A JV led by FCC Medio Ambiente...

Selective collection of organic waste to commence in Madrid on November 1

This plan, which begins on November 1 in 17 areas of 10 districts in the city and in 50 large-scale waste generators, seeks to implement source separation of biowaste progressively throughout the city, with...

Drastic changes on market for MBT plants

The business with mechanical biological waste treatment plants (MBT plants) continues to be a strong market. In the past 5 years, an average of about 25 new MBT plants were constructed annually in Europe....

FCC awarded its fifth waste management contract in Texas, in the City of Mesquite

FCC has been awarded a contract to provide the processing and marketing services relating to recyclables from the City of Mesquite, Texas. The total value of the contract is approximately 1.5 million dollars for...

SUEZ strengthens its strategic partnership with Dow by taking over a hazardous waste treatment...

The treatment unit, located in the Dow ValuePark® in Schkopau near Leipzig in Central Germany, includes a rotary kiln for the treatment of hazardous waste and an industrial sludge dryer. The unit treats liquid...

Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) to invest €2.5 million in waste treatment plants

The work will be financed by the fund created from the municipal waste collection levy. This levy is an eco-tax designed to encourage more environmentally friendly behaviour, and promote waste minimisation and materials recovery....

Salher installs a few oil separators to the Krasnodar stadium

Salher adds a new reference in Russia with the design and supply of two hydrocarbons separators in the area of the new Krasnodar stadium. This architectural building welcomes since October the first division team "FC...

Rotterdam is proposed location for waste-to-chemicals plant

This important step marks the beginning of a new phase during which the parties will work together optimizing and completing feasibility of the business case, which includes the selection of the exact location within...

New biostabilisation plant puts Ecoparque Gran Canaria Norte at the forefront of European waste...

The Ecoparque Gran Canaria Norte waste treatment complex not only operates at full capacity but the recent inauguration of a new biostabilisation plant has put the facility at the forefront of European waste treatment....

The European CYCLALG project brings together six R&D centres to develop an algae-based biorefinery

A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France are participating in the European CYCLALG project to drive forward an algae-based biorefinery which aims to develop and validate technological...

UNTHA’s turnkey package supports Avanti’s expansion into Waste to Energy market 

Avanti Environmental is no stranger to the recycling and waste management sector. The business has been trading for more than 20 years, operating mainly in the North West but with facilities from as northerly...

A technique that combines nanoparticles and bioremediation to decontaminate polluted soils

NEIKER-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development, is currently exploring a strategy to remedy soils contaminated by organic compounds that contain chlorine (organochlorine compounds). The innovative process consists of combining the application...

Suez and Renault sign a new agreement for the sustainable and efficient management of...

Suez and Groupe Renault have strengthened their industrial partnership by renewing the contract for the global management of waste from the French carmaker’s two production plants in Morocco, in Tangier and Somaca (Casablanca). The...

Masias Recycling develops Covertech, a system that is able to increase the MSW calorific...

The multinational company Masias Recycling has developed a technological solution under Covertech system through which municipal solid waste (MSW) can be transformed into a dry matter with high calorific value that can be used...

European DIGESMART project on biogas digestate to produce fertilisers

After three years of research, the European DIGESMART demonstration project has developed a technological innovation in the anaerobic digestion process to enable the recovery of nutrients from the digestate of biogas plants in order...

ACS wins contract for waste treatment plant in Abu Dhabi

Through its subsidiary Intecsa Industrial, the Spanish group, presided over by Florentino Pérez, will build and commission a waste treatment plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. The contract is worth €235 million and the plant...

Future organic waste applications: Biometa Congress

The head offices of the Área Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) hosted the Biometa Congress on May 11 and 12 of this year. The congress is a leading worldwide event that focuses on municipal waste...

Domestic composting: the missing piece of the puzzle is you

The Regional Ministry of the Environment in Galicia and Sogama have launched a website to provide citizens with guidelines on domestic composting. The Regional Ministry’s firm commitment to domestic composting is reflected in the 2010-2020...

Circular economy: innovation as the driving force

A seminar entitled Innovation in the Circular Economy was held on April 14 at the ETSI de Montes (Higher Institute of Forest Engineering) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The event was organised by...

Veolia and Suministros de Agua la Oliva reduce energy consumption of desalination plants in...

  The Spanish subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies has successfully completed work to enhance the energy efficiency of three reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants belonging to Suministros de Agua la Oliva, a publicly owned company...

DAM present a fertilizer obtained within the project LIFE PHORWater in La Rioja

On 1th of March, Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo- DAM organized a presentation at the waste water treatment plant in Calahorra in order to publicize the fertilizer being obtained within the PHORWater project to...

Turnover of over €1,400 million for urban waste management plants

According to an INFORMA DBK Sectoral Observatory Report, turnover at municipal waste treatment and disposal plants was 1,405 million euro in 2015, a figure similar to that for the previous year. Despite the fact that...

Ferrovial acquires waste treatment plant in Poland

Ferrovial Services, through FBSerwis, a Polish joint venture with Budimex, has completed the acquisition of 80% of Amest Kamiensk, the company that owns the waste treatment plant, located in Ruszczyn, in central Poland. This plant...

Suez consolidates its position in France and China markets

SUEZ consolidates its position on the waste-to-energy market in France with the renewal of the contract to operate the energy recovery unit in the city of Caen, plus three other contracts in Brittany and...

Andritz MeWa presents new cross-flow shredder generation for biogas facilities

Andritz MeWa, member of international technology Group Andritz, has further developed its proven cross-flow shredder for substrate treatment in biogas facilities (Bio-QZ). Above all, the new Bio-QZ generation features even easier maintenance. Andritz MeWa’s Bio-QZ...

Hampton Roads Sanitation District approves contract for CAMBI thermal hydrolysis procurement

The commission meeting, the Hampton roads sanitation district (HRSD) commission approved a contract for the supply of a Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process to be installed at the Atlantic Treatment Plant as part of a...

FCC to manage waste in Houston (USA) for 5 years and 30 million Euros

FCC Environmental Services, the Group's Environmental Services subsidiary in the United States, has signed an agreement with the Houston, Texas, City Council involving delivery for final treatment of all the biosolids or sewage sludge...
WWTP

Cambi awarded another major contract at a WWTP in Beijing

Beijing Drainage Construction Company has awarded Cambi a second contract for the Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP). The contract at Xiaohongmen Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) follows the recent contract for Gaobeidian WWTP, Beijing’s largest....

Masias Recycling appoints Key Account Manager for cement sector

The multinational Masias Recycling specialising in solutions for waste treatment and management pursues the cement sector as one of the key aspects of its business in 2015. Masias Recycling has just hired Frederico Contente...
Estruvita: Ese oro blanco procedente de los residuos

Struvite: White gold from waste

The general objective of the REVAWASTE project is the sustainable management of a wide range of waste types (industrial, biomass, livestock and agro-industrial waste), along with the non-recyclable fraction from waste treatment centres, at...
Desarrollos tecnológicos en el campo de la digestión anaerobia

Developments in the field of anaerobic digestion technology

After constructing and equipping numerous facilities for biological and mechanical waste treatment, Waste Treatment Technologies B.V. (WTT) has substantial expertise in this market. In recent years, WTT has gained significant experience in the field...
reducing greenhouse gas emissions

First pilot plant to generate energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

The European SOSTRICE project gets underway this year with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions arising from the cultivation of rice and improving rice cultivation management in environmental and economic terms. For this purpose,...