Andusia News

Posted on: 4th Sep 2018

What are the consequences of a no-deal Brexit on the waste industry?

This month, Andusia’s Managing Director, Steve Burton attended DEFRA’s seminar discussing the latest and potential regulations for what could occur in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  The objective of the seminar was to outline the purpose of the Withdrawal Act and the implications that a no-deal Brexit may have on the export of waste and RDF. (more…)

Posted on: 7th Aug 2018

Andusia Respond to Latest RDF Industry Stats!

A recent report published by the Environment Agency shows that the RDF export market has decreased by 8% in the last year. As a market leading RDF exporter, Andusia has investigated these figures more to try and understand the implications to the industry as a whole.

Overall, 1,550,226 tonnes of RDF was exported from the UK in the first six months of 2018, in comparison to 1.685,709 tonnes in the first half of 2017. ENDS Waste & Bioenergy commented that “Interestingly, the harsh long winter does not seem to have led to more exports, while the impact of the very warm summer is unlikely to show any difference until the third quarter of the year.” (more…)

Posted on: 19th Jul 2018

Is the UK Development of EfW Infrastructure Slow Due to Brexit Uncertainty?

Following a recent report by The ESA, it was claimed that growth in UK EfW infrastructure was vital to ensure a continued outlet for UK waste. A similar report by The RDF Industry Group claimed that it was Brexit that would have an overall effect on the industry, with political uncertainty affecting RDF exports. However, after much investigation, Andusia have come to a different conclusion.

Andusia believes that Brexit will not affect RDF exports, however, there does seem to be an effect on companies not wishing to invest in UK infrastructure due to political uncertainty. The result of this is that the UK could be left with a gap between 2019 and 2022 in which no new EfW plants are being built. (more…)

Posted on: 7th Jun 2018

Andusia’s Response to the Environment Services Association Report on UK EfW Infrastructure

This week, the Environment Service Association (ESA) published a report; Energy for the Circular Economy: An Overview of Energy from Waste in the UK.

“There are strong signs that the UK Government now recognises both the urgent need for better resource productivity and stewardship, and the exciting opportunities it brings for jobs, innovation, growth and sustainable lifestyle, in short, for what has been known for years now as a more Circular Economy.”

Andusia is in full support of the initiative to develop the UK’s EfW infrastructure as this is a key focus for the company moving forward. Andusia and the ESA both see the urgency and requirement for an additional outlet for the waste produced across the country. (more…)

Posted on: 7th Jun 2018

Can the UK handle an additional 3.6million tonnes of material in landfill?

This week, the RDF Industry Group has published a report detailing the effects Brexit could have on the RDF Industry. In summary, the report states that if Brexit were to damage the UK’s RDF export market then the result would be, the almost impossible task of, the UK having to find the space for some 3.6million tonnes of additional material going to landfill.

Although Andusia is not of the opinion that Brexit will have an impact on the RDF industry, it does support the initiative for the UK government to not only support continued RDF export but also growth in the UK waste and energy market. (more…)

Posted on: 6th Jun 2018

World Waste to Energy Summit Review

Last month the Andusia team visited the annual World Waste to Energy Summit in London. Now in its 6thyear of business Andusia have historically always worked in the European market, however, there is now an important focus on the growing Energy from Waste market throughout the UK, something Andusia supports and is working hard to help develop.

The outcome of the conference seemed to be that the general opinion across the industry is that a UK energy policy that is connected to a waste policy needs to be embraced. The construction of new Energy from Waste (EfW) plants in the UK is still sporadic at best, and as an important step in the waste hierarchy, the development of new facilities needs to be accelerated. (more…)