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Second EfW proposal for Perth and Kinross

Grundon Waste Management (GWM) has proposed a second Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in the Perth and Kinross area.
Only last month, a planning application was made to the council by SITA UK, which aims to construct a 60,000 tonnes per annum plant near Glenfarg.
Now British-owned GWM is proposing an EfW facility capable of processing 90,000 tonnes a year on the site of the Shore Road Transfer Station, currently owned and operated by Holden Environmental.
GWM managing director Richard MacAndrew Skehens said: Shore Road is ideally located to reduce Heavy Goods Vehicle movements within and out of town. The facility will offer a long term sustainable solution to waste management for residents and businesses recycling local waste and turning the remainder into local energy for local use.
Perth and Kinross Council gave permission for the site situated in an existing industrial area in March 2006, with it capable of offering a sustainable waste management solution for the residues left over after recycling household and commercial waste. These could then be used to generate non-fossil fuel energy rather than simply landfilling them.
Skehens added: Although Grundon is new to the area, we are a well established integrated waste management company, providing a range of services to both the public and private sector.
We recently celebrated our 75th birthday by signing agreements to build a 400,000 tonne per annum EfW plant near Slough, west of London.
While the Perth and Kinross facility will have stringent environmental controls built into it, discussions are being held with potential end users for the energy generated by the plant.
These include Perth Prison, with the excess power exported to the National Grid.
Such procedures, using energy close to where it is produced is an example of the best practice promoted in the UK Governments Energy Review and is known as Distributed Energy.


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