A joint venture between Ireland-based Bedminster International and Cheshire-based Organic Waste Management has secured planning permission from Cheshire County Council to establish an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Northwich, Cheshire.
The proposed BioEnergy facility will cost £35 million and will have a capacity of 150,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year.
This is the first UK venture for Bedminister International. Chief executive Pearse O Kane said: The high biomass diversion levels, along with the facility are of tremendous benefit to the UK Government in achieving their key waste, energy and carbon emission policy objectives. Reducing our carbon footprint is perhaps one of the most important steps we can take to save our environment.
For every 100,000 tonnes of waste processed by Bedminister, this would be equivalent to taking more than 36,000 cars off the UK roads.
The Organic Waste Management company has experience in the waste, recycling and demolition sectors offering services to both domestic and blue chip companies. It has recently invested in a recycling centre at Wardle, Cheshire, which is currently achieving a 90% recovery rate. Director Mike Brookes said: We look forward to discussing the project with the many waste producers and local authorities in the North of England to help them meet their obligations and to treat their waste at competitive rates.
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