Gasification technology company Energos is to provide thermal treatment infrastructure at Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.
Its technology will be part of a three-stage process that overall will deal with 175,000 to 200,000 tonnes of waste every year for the next 25 years.
The proposed project will enable enhanced recycling and energy recovery from residual waste and is expected to save the city £254 million across the 25-year contract, in addition to 90,000 tonnes of CO2 every year through diversion from landfill, production of recyclate materials and generation of electricity from renewable sources.
Energos managing director Nick Dawber said: “Energos is pleased to be an integral part of the proposed Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre and we look forward to being part of an environmentally responsible, small-scale local solution for local waste that would otherwise fill up landfill.”
A planning application is expected to be made towards the end of summer with a view to securing planning consent in early 2013.