Milton Keynes Council has granted planning permission for a 7MW gasification plant in the town.
Energos will be building its ninth advanced conversion facility at AmeyCespa’s Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park.
The Energos facility will treat 90,000 tonnes of waste and will be part of a site that will also include a materials recycling facility and anaerobic digestion plant.
AmeyCespa project manager Andrew Cousins said: “This facility will utilise the most up-to-date and cost effective technologies to deal with the borough’s waste.
“It will make the most of people’s everyday rubbish, ensuring as much is recycled as economically possible as well as generating renewable energy and creating electricity from waste which would otherwise have gone to landfill. This in turn creates a saving for the council and ultimately Milton Keynes taxpayers.”
The Waste Recovery Park will reduce Milton Keynes Council’s current waste management bill by more than £50 million and help reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill.
In combination with Milton Keynes Council’s existing recycling initiatives, the new facility will ensure that only around 2 per cent of the borough’s waste will be landfilled.