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Geminor to recycle 50,000 waste bins

EU's target to increase waste food and plastic sorting requires new routines, processes, and equipment for the waste industry across Europe. Geminor is now taking part in the treatment and material recycling of around 50,000 waste bins which are being replaced in the municipality of Karmoy in Norway. The plastic bins will now be made into new products.

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– The market for recovered paper is at a new breaking point

The European market for recovered paper (RCP) is facing a rough ride in the months to come. – A price drop of as much as 25 percent, combined with other factors, creates a new reality for the paper industry, explains RCP expert at Geminor, Yasser Ismail.

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Calls for better utilization of Italian waste resources

Of the 30 million tonnes of household waste that is produced in Italy every year, close to 50 percent goes to landfill. – To increase the recovery rate and find more sustainable deposit, Europe must utilize a lot more of the disposable Italian waste, says Country Manager for Geminor in Italy, Michele Benvenuti.

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Energy recovery can contribute to a more sustainable Europe

In the energy crisis that Europe currently is facing, the importance of energy recovery is more recognized than ever. But if WtE is to play a more important role in the green transition, we need to overcome a number of obstacles.

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Geminor secures waste wood contracts in Norway

HAF and Midtstoel Transport AS are two of many companies Geminor recently signed new contracts with. The agreements open for increased treatment and export of waste wood for material recycling and energy recovery.

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Geminor increases the investment in bio-RDF

A brand new, in-house developed production line in Aalborg enables Geminor to extract plastic from residual waste in a more efficient way. The new line opens for a significant increase in the recycling rate of plastics, as well as in the production of bio-RDF with low fossil content.

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– UK secondary fuels export will stabilize in 2022

Europe’s biggest export market for RDF and SRF reported more than 135 000 tonnes recovered overseas in March. According to a report from Footprint Services, this is a reduction of 40 000 tonnes compared to March 2021. – We believe that the volume for UK export is close to bottoming out, says Country Manager at Geminor UK, James Maiden.

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Geminor increases the stock of secondary fuels this summer

A reduction in waste volumes in Europe, in addition to ongoing transport challenges, makes it harder to predict the access to secondary fuels this coming winter season. The market is encouraging industry players to increase stocks of RDF and SRF, says Geminor CEO.

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Biogas transport reduced CO2 emissions by 94 percent

Geminor's waste transport on biogas lorries reduced CO2e emissions by as much as 153 tonnes in Norway last year. This is equivalent to a cut of up to 94 percent compared to diesel transport.

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Massive increase in Danish waste wood export

Geminor increased its Danish waste wood export by 60 percent in 2021, making Denmark the fastest growing waste wood market in Europe. –The demand for waste wood has never been higher, explains Development Manager at Geminor DK, Freja M. Bechmann.

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How the Russian warfare affects the waste industry in Europe

The biggest pandemic in modern times is barely over when Europe experiences a new crisis. The conflict in Ukraine poses challenges for the waste and recycling industry in several areas, explains COO at Geminor, Ralf Schöpwinkel.

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New agreement will increase waste plastic recycling by 30 000 tonnes annually

Plastic recycling company Quantafuel and Geminor have entered into a cooperation for the supply and treatment of up to 30 000 tonnes of plastic waste annually. The sourced plastic waste will be recycled at Quantafuel’s mechanical and chemical recycling plant in Kristiansund, Norway.

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Treated 30 000 tonnes of garden waste for the production of sustainable soil

In 2021, Geminor subsidiary Bøn Biobrensel AS treated more than 30,000 tonnes of garden waste for Norway's largest soil producer, Grønn Vekst AS. – To recycle garden waste instead of digging up peat to produce soil is an important sustainability measure, says production and operations manager at Grønn Vekst, Christian A. Hansen.

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New road transport regulations bring challenges to the recycling industry

This month the EU introduced the most significant part of its Mobility Package, a resolution implemented to improve working conditions for drivers and increase the control of road transport in Europe. – The new regulations will reduce the transport capacity in Europe further, bringing more challenges to the recycling industry, argues CEO at Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad.

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Geminor signs waste contract with Swansea Council

Geminor UK has been awarded a 3-year contract by Swansea Council to transport and recover 33,000 tonnes of residual waste annually. With this contract – which could be extended to a total of 7 years – Geminor will supply equally as much secondary fuel domestically as the company exports.

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Significant growth in material recycling in 2021

In 2021, resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73 million tonnes of waste in Europe. The recovery of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 percent last year.

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Geminor opens stream of sustainable SRF to Finland

Geminor Finland has signed a three-year agreement with Finnsementti for the supply of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) for the production of cement. The cooperation includes the supply of SRF, handling and transport of waste fuels to the cement plant in Parainen.

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Poland introduces registration system for waste transport

From the 22. February, all waste transport to and in transit through Poland must be registered in the so-called SENT module. The regulation is implemented by Polish authorities in order to better control waste transport and reduce environmental crime in the country.

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Keltbray starts construction of new Geminor processing facility in Hull

A newly signed agreement between Geminor and UK construction company Keltbray initiates the development of a new processing facility in Hull, England. The new Geminor HUB will be in operation from the end of 2022, producing low carbon RDF and waste plastic fractions for the chemical recycling industry.

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Geminor reaches ten years of RDF-supply to Landskrona Energi

The Swedish EfW-plant Landskrona Energi has reached a milestone with over 10 years of energy production. Geminor has been a trusted fuel supplier since the beginning, a collaboration that is now extended.

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New Waste Shipment Regulation brings radical changes to international waste management

The proposal for a new Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR), which was recently published by the EU Commission, puts tougher requirements on the transfrontier shipment of waste. The new WSR not only places greater responsibility on the industry players, but will also significantly affect the European waste market.

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