MVV Environment has formally launched operations at a biomass power plant at Ridham Dock, near Sittingbourne, Kent.
The facility is the second investment in the UK by MVV Environment, which is the UK subsidiary of German company MVV Energie.
The first was a combined heat and power plant in Plymouth.
MVV Energie has invested around £130m in the Ridham Dock plant. It will incinerate more than 170,000 tonnes a year of waste and timber from the greater London area.
More than 30 jobs have been created at the site and, overall, MVV Energie has nearly 70 employees in the UK.