Approval for £300m Teesside waste to energy firm: Designs to establish a low carbon waste to energy establishment at Teesside, evaluated to cost a sum of £300 million, have been granted the go-ahead.
The subsidy-free Redcar Energy Centre, scheduled for accomplishment in 2025, is predicted to redirect between 350,000 tonnes & 450,000 tonnes of waste every year from UK landfill.
That will make as much as 49.9MW of low carbon electricity for the local grid – plenty to power over 100,000 homes.
The planning permission contains approval for the establishment of a Material Recovery Facility, next to the Energy Centre, that will have the ability to convert & recycle up to 200,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial & industrial waste per year, drawing out beneficial metals for recovery.
The scheme, which is a mutual venture conducted by Low Carbon Ltd & PMAC Energy Ltd, is predicted to employ over 400 workers throughout the 36-month construction phase & require over 100 full-time positions once functioning.
Roy Bedlow, Founder and Chief Executive of Low Carbon announced: “The 49.9MW subsidy-free Redcar Energy Centre will use proven conventional technology to provide a reliable source of controllable energy for more than 100,000 homes. It will divert more than 350,000 tonnes of waste away from landfill, add flexibility to the fuel and recycling supply chains and provide hundreds of jobs to an area with a proud industrial heritage.
“Low Carbon is delighted to bring forward our third consented waste project in the UK and to use our experience in developing large-scale renewable and low carbon energy projects to help deliver this project in the Tees Valley.”
Approval for £300m Teesside waste to energy firm