A Recovered Fuel Preparation Facility and 8MW Waste to Energy CHP Plant located in Gateshead, Newcastle. Built in 2011 with a £50m initial spend, the 115,000SQF facility is due to commence full production in the second quarter of 2018.
The site can accommodate the following 3 processes simultaneously over a two-year phased programme:
Phase 1: Waste Processing using Autoclave technology for a Compost Like Output (CLO)
Phase 2: Convert Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) including plastic to pellet as a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to create an ‘end of waste’ product for fuel export
Phase 3: Plastic Rejects and Oversized Incineration to create CHP energy and up to 8MWe electric including export to the National Grid
Full planning permission and permits have been granted for:
. 320,000 tonnes of Commercial & Industrial Waste (C&I) and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
to include 50,000 tonnes of Hazardous and Medical Waste if required
. 90,000 tonnes of Waste Transfer
. 8MWe / 10MWe of Waste to Energy
Within 3 years, the facility will have a zero-landfill requirement and will continue to create an output which will be used as a recovered fuel from waste.