American company TransAct Energy has begun the application for permits to run a 225,000 tonnes per year energy from waste facility in West Lothian.
The company is also seeking planning permission for the facility from West Lothian Council.
It is also looking to get transmission licences for providing 80MW per day to the grid as well as off-take agreements for 320,000 litres of liquid natural gas each day.
TransAct Energy president and chief executive Rod Bartlett said: “Upon completing several engineering tasks for European operations, we will file our permits and permissions applications.
“We look forward to working with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and West Lothian Council to bring the future of waste management to this community.”
TransAct Energy has already signed a letter of intent with West Yorkshire broker Malcom Brown to secure contract for the supply of RDF and SRF that will power the facility.