Waste Stories 10/12/2018


Season’s Greetings from

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Workshop on circular economy and sustainable procurement models

The Group will be hosting a half-day workshop on the utilisation of circular economy and sustainable procurement models on Wednesday 10 April 2019. The event will be held at Heatherwood Hospital. 

To book, click here.

2. The Group’s 2018 annual report

HCWRR steering committee report 2018a-12r7f1b

3. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launches phase two of the three-phase Industrial Fuel Switching competition

The government’s Clean Growth Strategy highlights the need for industry to begin to switch from fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels such as biomass, hydrogen and clean electricity.  Beyond 2030, the switch to low-carbon fuels for industry will need to substantially increase in scale.  This three-phase competition allocates up to £20 million to stimulate early investment in fuel switching processes and technologies so that a range of technologies are available by 2030 and beyond.

Phase 2 of the Industrial Fuel Switching competition is now open to applications and will fund up to £300k for feasibility studies looking into developing technologies (TRL 4-7) to enable the use of a low-carbon fuel for a particular industrial process or across an entire site.

Funding for Phase 2 is split equally into two lots.  Each lot has £1.5m allocated to it and projects may be up to £300k.  Lot 1 is for projects that run a feasibility study on an innovative fuel switching technology.  Lot 2 is for projects that run a feasibility study on an innovative approach fuel switching across an industrial site, or multiple sites.

Applicants must register their interest in Phase 2 of the competition by email to Industry.Innovation@beis.gov.uk by 5pm, Monday 21 January 2019.  All applications must be completed by 5pm, Monday 4 February 2019.

For more information, click here

4. Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustThe Provision Of Secure Confidential Waste Consoles and Destruction of Related Wastes

The Trust are seeking a Confidential Waste Service. To access this competition:

Login to https://suppliers.multiquote.com and view the opportunity CA5465.

Not registered:
Visit https://suppliers.multiquote.com then register and quote CA5465 as the reason for registration.

Contact name: Sandra Loughlin


Queen’s site
Belvedere Road
Burton upon Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 0151 482 9230

Email: support@multiquote.com

5. Interserve seeks rescue deal

One of the UK’s largest providers of public services is seeking a rescue deal as it struggles with £500m of debt, according to the Financial Times.

Interserve, which works in prisons, schools, hospitals and on the roads, said it might look for new investment or sell off part of the business.

Read more here



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