Vattenfall & Viridor combine to catch waste heat energy: The low carbon heating provider Vattenfall & recycling company Viridor have reported a recent cooperation to capture heat from energy recovery facilities (ERFs) throughout the UK.
The aim is to gather waste from communities, recycle it into clean heat & deliver it by way of pipes developed and controlled by Vattenfall to homes and businesses.
As reported by official figures, heating in buildings is responsible for about 37% of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
Noah Nkonge, Head of Partnerships at Vattenfall Heat UK, stated: “To reach net zero the UK has to crack the problem of emissions from heat, which currently make up one-third of the UK’s total emissions.”
Richard Pennells, Viridor’s Managing Director of Energy, added: “This announcement underlines Viridor’s commitment to ensuring that all waste becomes a useful resource which contributes to the UK economy. Our ERFs put non-recyclable waste to work within sophisticated combined heat and power plants.”
Minister of State for Business, Energy, and Clean Growth Kwasi Kwarteng announced: “Heat networks are playing a vital role in decarbonising the way we warm our homes and businesses and that’s why the government has committed £320 million of funding through the Heat Networks Investment Project.”
Vattenfall & Viridor combine to catch waste heat energy