Waste management specialist Avanti Environmental has invested in technology for the expansion of its plant in Knowsley, Merseyside.
The extended facility is due for commissioning in 2016 and will create additional jobs.
Avanti selected a system from Untha UK, including an XR3000 waste shredder with precise cutting concept, in-feed and discharge conveyors, and cross-belt magnets.
The XR Cutter will create a high-specification fuel from Avanti’s residual waste. Untha also claims that its flexible technology will consume considerably less power than competing machines, without compromising throughputs.
Steve Kinley, Avanti group recycling director, says: “We are delighted with this opportunity to produce a clean, refined product in a single pass and with utmost simplicity. Untha’s competitors described this machine as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of shredding technology, which is exactly what we were looking for in our advanced production plant.
“Avanti’s on-site laboratory and QA testing facility will ensure consistent production streams with homogenous ‘on specification’ fuel quality. This has the potential to unlock further resource progress in the UK and Europe.”