In early December, the Committee on Climate Change produced its sixth Carbon Budget. Press coverage for the waste sector has tended to focus on the CCC’s proposed policies around landfill, recycling and the need in the future, if the UK is to achieve net zero, for carbon capture and storage for EfWs.
However, the Budget also highlights the need for low carbon fuels – particularly for the aviation. Whilst the budget’s preference is for solid biomass, there are limitations on its availability and various industry sectors are looking at the potential role for Residual Waste as a fuel. Tolvik is aware of three large scale such projects currently in early stage development.
Using the Budget as a guide, Tolvik has therefore published a Briefing Note which considers some of the potential implications of the Budget’s assumptions on Residual Waste, including its potential as a feedstock for fuel manufacture.
The Briefing Note: Residual Waste as a Fuel in a Low Carbon Economy can be downloaded free of charge from www.tolvik.com/published-reports/