Waste Gasification Plant Moves Ahead in UK

A joint venture between United Utilities and Interserve is set to build a thermal conversion gasification facility to generate energy from waste in Derbyshire, UK, using Energos technology. The proposed gasification plant will export some 8 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the grid and will process 140,000 tonnes of waste produced from Derbyshire and Derby City.

United Utilities and Interserve said that the energy from waste plant is part of a proposed integrated waste treatment facility for Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, which have appointed the joint venture to build the facility and operate it for 27 years.

“Recycling is the backbone of any waste management strategy and the proposed Derbyshire gasification plant would only handle the leftover, residual waste that could not be processed through the facility’s recycling operation. This is a community-sized solution to responsibly dealing with local waste,” said Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos.

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