Energy from waste firm Covanta Energy has been given preliminary accreditation to receive a Government subsidy for a 95MW energy from waste facility.
This preliminary accreditation for the Ince Park facility in Cheshire, puts Covanta on the road to achieving full renewable certification under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme, and Covanta hopes to have this in place by the end of the year.
Covanta Energy managing director Malcolm Chilton said: “This is a landmark step for Covanta’s operations in the UK and for our flagship project Ince Park, which will make a substantial contribution to increasing renewable energy supply.
“Achieving preliminary accreditation under the Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) programme for the Ince EfW facility is another step towards delivering the project which will not only create renewable energy but also boost the north west’s economy through investment and job creation.”
Ince Park is located on the south bank of the Manchester Ship Canal and is nine miles from Chester and 18 miles south of Liverpool. When complete, the joint venture between Peel Environmental and Covanta Energy, will be the UK’s largest Eco Park and will be home to businesses in the energy, recycling, environmental technologies and waste management sectors.