Sita UK is to supply Amsterdam with up to 600,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel from South-east England.
The waste firm will charter a ship to make three trips per week from Tilbury to the Netherlands after a three-year trans-frontier shipment permit was granted by the Environment Agency and Dutch Environment authority Agentschap NL.
This allows the fuel – a processed mix of residual municipal, industrial and commercial waste – to be transported to Sita UK’s sister company Sita News.
The waste will help power the AEB combined heat and power facility in Amsterdam, ultimately helping to power homes and businesses.
Sita UK chief executive David Palmer-Jones said: “Supplying SIita News and, ultimately, AEB with residual waste from the UK makes good environmental sense while there is still a lack of recovery facilities in this country.
”We are helping to fuel one of the most efficient recovery facilities that needs RDF at a time when facilities of this calibre are still waiting to come online in the UK.”