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Energos to build new energy-from-waste plant in Derbyshire

Energy technology business Energos has been selected as technology provider to water company United Utilities and Interserve for a joint venture to build an energy-from-waste facility in Derbyshire.

The advanced thermal conversion 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.

Energos managing director Nick Dawber said: 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 facilitys recycling operation.
This is a community-sized solution to responsibly dealing with local waste.

Last year Energos was awarded preliminary Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) accreditation by regulator Ofgem for its gasification plant based on the Isle of Wight (see MRW story).

The gasification process converts residual waste into a gas by using the heat of partial combustion to free the compounds within the waste. The heat is recovered to produce steam and electricity.

The proposed plant will export electricity from 140,000 tonnes of waste of fuel produced from Derbyshire and Derby citys residual waste.

Energos has recently submitted a planning application to build a further facility in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Image: Energos gasification plant

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