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WRG in talks to build energy-from-waste facility on Dow Corning site

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) is currently in talks with silicon manufacturing specialist Dow Corning to build an energy-from-waste combined heat and power plant on its Barry site, as part of WRG’s bid for Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green).

The facility would provide heat and power for Dow Corning, reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. Details of the capacity of the facility have not yet been released, but it would treat residual and non-hazardous commercial wastes from the South East region of Wales at the plant.

FCC is WRG’s parent company. FCC Projects director John Plant said: “We are pleased to be working with Dow Corning – a company that has long put the well-being of the local community at the heart of its successful and sustainable business.”

Dow Corning site manager  Dave Ott added: “Ensuring that we have a secure, predictable and cost effective supply of energy is critical to the long-term success of the Dow Corning Barry site.”  

The facility is part of WRG’s bid for the private finance initiative project, Prosiect Gwyrdd, which is aiming to find a solution to treat waste from five Welsh local authorities.

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