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Pyrolysis is becoming the EfW industry’s best friend

A planned increase in pyrolysis projects across the UK and EU not only opens for more sustainable recycling of waste plastics – it will also lead to less EfW emissions through the production of low carbon RDF. The synergy between these technological developments may be obvious, but the market currently lacks sufficient plastic treatment standards, explains CM at Geminor UK, James Maiden.

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Trial project will test the world’s first modular CO2-capture service

A full-scale carbon capture facility will shortly be assembled at the district heating plant of Rakkestad in Eastern Norway. The CO2 capture project is modular based and the first of its kind to be tested for waste incineration. Geminor now signs a contract for the delivery of designed RDF as fuel for the trial project.

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Geminor CEO: These factors are shaping the new waste market in Europe

After almost two years of COVID-19, a "new" waste market is taking shape in Europe. CEO at Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad, points out the factors that are particularly important for the waste industry in the time to come.

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Geminor agrees long-term RDF-supply deal for new UK EfW plant

Geminor has secured a contract for the supply of RDF to a new large-scale waste-to-energy project in western Scotland. The Oldhall EfW plant will on opening in 2024 have an annual recovery capacity of 185 000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste.

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ESG-report: This waste transport has the lowest CO2 emissions

Geminor’s release of its first Environmental, Social and Governance report brings detailed insights into the emissions from different forms of waste transport. The report also maps the CO2 footprint from material recycling compared to that of energy recovery.

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Geminor launches recycled stretch film for baling

Geminor takes part in the production of a new type of stretch film developed from 100 percent recycled plastic feedstock. The plastic film is mainly based on waste plastic from agriculture.

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Prolonged audit for EfW plant due to COVID

The COVID restrictions have given many EfW producers a year out of the ordinary. BIR Avfallsenergi AS in Norway had to move and extend its audit due to a lack of service personnel.

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Opens new Swedish waste paper stream to Germany

Geminor contributes to the recovery of waste paper by introducing a new waste stream from Sweden to Germany. – We have an ambition of becoming the natural link between upstream and downstream businesses within waste paper, says CM at Geminor in Sweden, Per Mernelius.

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New waste technology will deliver liquid fuels and reduce CO2 emissions

CircFuel is a Danish innovation project established to develop technology for reducing CO2 emissions from cement plants, and at the same time produce fuel through pyrolysis technology. Geminor will contribute to the project with both waste fractions and market experience.

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New contract: Geminor increases recycling rate by robot sorting

Geminor and inter-municipal waste company “Renovasjon i Grenland” (RIG) have entered into an agreement for the handling of up to 35 000 tonnes of residual waste over a period of five years. The waste will be sorted into several recyclable fractions in Norway’s newest robot sorting plant.

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Geminor signs two new Danish waste wood contracts

Geminor recently signed two new agreements for the handling and export of Danish waste wood. The contracts with the Danish companies Affaldplus and ARGO have a total volume of 31,000 tonnes annually and will run until 2023.

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Shortage of UK truck drivers complicates RDF export to Europe

Road haulage in the UK is under immense pressure with the current shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers (HGV). This crisis affects the waste industry in particular and will have repercussions for the European EfW sector in the coming burning season.

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Geminor launches database to help streamline European recycling

GemiLAB is a new database that will help analyze the quality of waste for material recycling and energy recovery. The database developed by Geminor will assist in making cleaner fractions and better utilization of waste in Europe.

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Opens automated SRF-line to supply leading cement producer

Geminor has implemented a new production line to secure the right design and volumes of SRF for cement producer Aalborg Portland in Denmark.

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A sharp increase in material recycling of waste wood

In the first five months of 2021, Geminor can point to solid growth in the treatment and export of waste wood. Material recycling of wood is up by 22,5 percent compared to the same period last year.

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First ever export of Polish loose RDF to Sweden

The walking-floor trucks that arrived in Landskrona in Sweden this month, represent the first ever export of loose RDF from Poland. Truck transport is part of a new and more flexible stream of waste fuels to Scandinavia.

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Geminor wins contract with Norwegian Avfall Sør

Following a public tender process, Avfall Sør has awarded Geminor a contract for the transport and handling of waste wood for recycling. The wood chips will be exported to the Baltics for material recycling in the panelboard industry.

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Geminor to supply plastic feedstock to new chemical recycling plant in England

ReNew ELP and Geminor UK have entered an agreement for the supply of treated waste plastics for chemical recycling. The UK-based tech company is currently constructing a recycling plant that will be in operation from 2022.

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Geminor receives support for the planning of a pre-treatment plant for plastic waste

Geminor receives 1,1 million euros from business development organization Innovation Norway for the planning of a pre-treatment plant for plastic waste for chemical recycling.

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Canal transport radically cuts CO2 emissions

Geminor is now converting waste wood transport from trucks and over to barges sailing the canals of Germany. Estimates show that the logistical move cuts CO2 emissions by a staggering 70 percent.

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Geminor becomes sole supplier for new district heating plant in Sweden

A brand-new district heating plant, which currently is being built in Säffle in Sweden, is based on the latest and most efficient technology available. A cooperation with plant owner Värmevärden makes Geminor the sole supplier of waste fuel for the plant, which is scheduled to open in December.

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Geminor wins its first public tender for residual waste in Denmark

The development towards a privatized waste market has led to Geminor's first contract for the transport and treatment of RDF in Denmark. In a four-year period, Geminor will handle almost 120,000 tonnes of RDF for Vejen municipality.

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New survey reveals why damaged products are not reused

A Norwegian survey shows that damaged products are more likely to be reused than go to waste if it is cheaper to repair than to buy a new product.

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Uneven tax burden will reduce sustainable energy recovery

The import- and incineration taxes currently introduced across Europe is meant to promote material recycling and reduce CO2 emissions. However, uneven taxation creates an imbalance in the waste market, and leads to a reduction of the most sustainable energy recovery, argues CEO at Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad.

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Geminor is seeking a Logistics Associate for our office in Sopot, Poland

Geminor Poland is looking for a motivated and hardworking professional for the position of Logistics Associate. This permanent, full-time position will be the perfect opportunity if you are a positive and flexible team player able to adapt to an ever-changing working day.

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Geminor delivered record waste volumes despite COVID

Geminor achieved all-time high volumes within waste for energy recovery and material recycling in Europe in 2020. The company is once again the biggest exporter of RDF from England.

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Geminor opens Baltic SRF-stream

A new contract will send 10 000 tonnes of high-calorific German SRF for cement production in the Baltics. This is Geminor’s first export of SRF from Germany to the region.

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New lock-down brings challenges to the European waste industry

«The third wave» of COVID washes over the European waste industry, introducing new and serious challenges. – The start of 2021 brings warning of a tough year ahead, argues COO Ralf Schöpwinkel at Geminor.

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Geminor starts export of French waste based on take-back furniture

The first shipment of French biogenic waste based on furniture sailed from France to Denmark in mid-January. – This is a fraction with high potential in the European Energy-from-Waste market, says Geminor Development manager in France, Kai Schöpwinkel.

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Norwegian Energos-plant breaks own record for uptime

2020 was a record year for WtE plant Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS, which had an operating time on its Energos incinerators of almost 8,300 hours. Geminor delivered a total of 50,000 tonnes of waste fuels to the energy recovery plant last year.

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– Being prepared is crucial in dealing with Brexit challenges

The Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU came into effect in January. – Geminor has made preparations to deal with potential industry challenges, says Geminor Country Manager UK, James Maiden.

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Geminor and Quantafuel initiate industrial partnership

The energy company Quantafuel ASA acquires 40 percent of the shares in Geminor AS. The acquisition makes the two Norwegian companies industry partners and leading players in the development of chemical recycling of plastics in Europe.

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