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Construction of Dagenham AD plant begins

23 November 2012: A news article announcing that construction of central London’s first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant is underway.  The plant will generate approximately 1.4MW of electricity, sufficient to power approximately 2,000 homes and is based in the Dagenham Dock Sustainable Industries Park. The developer, the TEG Group, state that completion is planned for the first quarter of 2014. The scheme was recently awarded funding from the Mayor’s London Waste and Recycling Board (LWaRB) – a press note for that funding can be viewed here. Two other London AD schemes are currently being considered for support by LWaRB. Development of AD plant has been going slower than anticipated (the Mayor had initially hoped that two schemes would in fact be under construction by May 2012) an issue picked up in a recent article by London Assembly Green Party member Jenny Jones.

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£16 million Waste Infrastructure Fund for London

July 2011: The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) LWARB has opened its second Waste Infrastructure fund.  The deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) forms is midday on Friday 30 September for projects that meet the two following criteria:

• An £11 million waste infrastructure loan fund for projects that meet the strategic requirements of LWARB. LWARB has a particular interest in projects located outside of east London* as well as those projects that help to bridge the capacity gap in the capital.

A £5 million programme which will fund innovative waste solutions, giving London the opportunity to showcase technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, gas to grid, and waste derived transport fuels. This programme will include brokering partnerships with various parties such as technology providers, off-takers and fuel suppliers.

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London Green Fund Brochure released

6 April 2011: The London Green Fund (LGF) is a £100 million fund set up to invest in schemes that will cut London’s carbon emissions. The fund was launched in October 2009 by the Mayor of London and the European Commissioner for Regional Policy – the first JESSICA Holding fund in the UK. It is made up of £50 million from the London ERDF Programme, £32 million from the LDA, and £18 million from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB). The European Investment Bank manages the London Green Fund on behalf of the LDA and LWARB.The LGF will provide funding for two UDFs that will invest directly in waste and energy efficiency projects. These will be ‘revolving’ investment funds, where monies invested in one project are repaid and then reinvested in other projects. The scope of the LGF may be expanded in future to include support for medium and large scale decentralised energy systems.The manager of the Energy Efficiency UDF is due to be appointed soon and the fund is expected to be up and running by summer 2011. Further information on the London Green Fund here.

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£4m invested in new London waste plan

5 April 2011: The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced it is awarding a £4 million loan to Orchid Environmental Limited (Orchid) to set up a new plant turning household rubbish into fuel. The facility to be sited in Bexley, and which is due to be finished and operational in early 2013, will be capable of handling 160,000 tonnes of rubbish, turning it into a range of secondary recovered fuels (SRF) that can be then be used in renewable energy plants and by industrial heat users. Further information on LWARB press release.

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Funding approved for new gasification project

9 February 2011:The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has today agreed a £8.9 million loan to Biossence East London Ltd to support the development of what will be one of the UK’s first large scale advanced waste to energy gasification plants. Anticipated to operational in 2013 the 19MW generator will turn 100,000 tonnes of waste  each year into energy. The site has been bought from Ford, who will part-benefit from electricity generated by the plant.  Further information on the LWARB press release.  More on Bioessence here.

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