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Sita landfill gas to power Tata steelworks

Landfill gas from Sita UK’s New Crosby landfill site in Scunthorpe will be used to power Tata Steel’s nearby site.

The two companies have agreed a 10-year deal, which will supply Tata with 1MW of electricity. Tata Steel will save £150,000 a year in energy costs while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 4,000 tonnes a year.

Sita UK head of energy solutions Tim Otley said: “Capturing this gas not only reduces the potential for greenhouse gas emissions at our landfill sites, but it also helps off-set emissions generated by burning fossil fuels in traditional coal, oil or gas fired power stations. At New Crosby, this is helping Tata Steel to reduce the impact of its net carbon emissions and save money on the price of energy.”

Gas produced at the landfill site will be converted into electricity, via a generator, which will power the Scunthorpe steelworks.

Sita currently generates around 539,000MWh of electricity each year from landfill gas across the UK.

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