In a world first, rubbish collection lorries could soon be powered by burning the non-recyclable rubbish they collect under new plans from recycling giant Veolia. The waste and sustainability company has converted two diesel lorries into electrically powered vehicles in a new UK trial. The scheme will repurpose existing waste lorries and turn them into electric vehicles powered by energy made by burning the rubbish Veolia can’t recycle. Household waste collected by these new lorries will be taken to Veolia’s Energy Recovery Facility, in Sheffield. Here the waste will be burnt in incinerator situated underneath a large boiler, which generates steam to power a turbine. Electricity generated from this turbine produces enough power to fuel 22,600 homes, as well as providing heating and hot water to 150 local buildings, including Sheffield Town Hall.
Telegraph 6th Sept 2018 read more »
Birmingham-based Tonik Energy has launched a new variable EV tariff for the “early adapters championing the EV revolution”.
Utility Week 6th Sept 2018 read more »
FT Energy Transition Guide. Part 3 Transport and Travel.
FT 7th Sept 2018 read more »