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Talk to me about MCPD permitting and your Environmental Permit Management System needs. 

Job Title: Graduate Engineer

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Email: sophie.archer@nfuenergy.co.uk

Thursday, 17 December 2020
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Regulatory position statements for new combustion plants

If you have a new Medium Combustion Plant (MCP) or Specified Generator (SG) and have applied for a bespoke environmental permit, or soon will, the Environment Agency (EA) is providing additional support for applicants in England and Wales from 02 October 2020 to 21 April 2021.
Thursday, 15 October 2020
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An update for AD plant refurbs

We have recently sought clarity on whether changes made to an existing combustion plant qualifies it for permitting, as previously discussed in this blog. The Environment Agency (EA) has provided more guidance on the subject. Minor Refurbs vs Substantial Refurbs
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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Is your Anaerobic Digestion plant still exempt?

Across the UK, there are Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants that process biodegradable feedstocks to produce digestate and biogas. Large sites and those that process waste feedstocks require environmental permitting. However, any AD plant in England that meets either, or both, of the following is
Tuesday, 06 October 2020
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The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business. However, what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
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Recent changes to Anaerobic Digestion plant Environmental Permits

In recent years, many Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants have been built and managed under the Industrial Emissions Directive, published in 2010.
Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Does your AD Plant need an Environmental Permit?

There is a legislative understanding for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants in that they are waste treatment plants that turn waste into energy. However, due to the broad range of needs that AD plants deliver, this is not always the case.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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Updates on permitting and ongoing compliance

If your plant exceeds 1 MWth input and was commissioned after the 20 December 2018, it requires an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). Existing plants that were commissioned prior to December 2018 will require permitting in:
Thursday, 18 June 2020
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Waste Wood Acceptance: The P’s and Q’s

If you burn, or plan to burn, waste wood you need to make sure your site has a procedure in place to check the type and quality of the fuel being delivered. With national shortages of Virgin and Grade A waste wood becoming more frequent across suppliers, it is more important than ever to make sure
Thursday, 11 June 2020
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The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business – but what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
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The burning question about refurbs

Have you got a combustion plant over 1 MW input on site? Has it been replaced or had its burner upgraded since the 20 December 2018? Then you may need to comply with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) regulations to stay compliant with the EA.

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