Waste treatment and renewable energy specialist New Earth Solutions Group has been granted planning permission for a 10MW energy recovery facility.
The plant, to be situated at its existing mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility in Canford near Poole in Dorset, will treat refuse-derived fuel (RDF) generated from black bag waste and processed by the MBT facility.
At present the RDF, after the recyclables and compostable material has been removed in the MBT process, is exported to Europe to be used in a combined heat and power facility.
However, New Earth’s patented NEAT (New Earth Advanced Thermal) technology will enable enough energy to be generated to power 20,000 homes. This technology is currently used at New Earth’s facility in Avonmouth near Bristol (pictured).
New Earth managing director Darren Stockley said: “By producing RDF from the waste which can’t be recycled, we have successfully diverted more away from landfill. Now we need to make sure we are making the most of that RDF and have sufficient energy recovery capacity for its use within the UK.
“By closing this loop, New Earth is increasing the environmental value that can be recovered from all the waste it treats. Following the successful commissioning of our 13MW energy recovery facility in Avonmouth, we can now begin to roll out the NEAT technology out to other facilities around the UK.”