A 10.2MW gasification facility has been announced as Waste2Tricity’s first UK project.
The company plans to situate the plant at Bilsthorpe Industrial Park, Nottinghamshire, which is the site of the old Bilsthorpe Colliery.
It will be working with the owner of the land Peel Environmental, along with engineering associates AMEC and Foster Wheeler.
In a statement, Waste2Tricity said: “Our research has shown an abundance of available waste feedstock sources in the local region, meaning the fuel for this power station will be locally derived and negate the need to transport material over long distances. This is beneficial from both a cost and carbon emissions reduction point of view.
“The Bilsthorpe project is based on the Waste2Tricity technology template. This involves using waste derived feedstock to generate synthesis gas (syngas) through plasma gasification.
“This syngas will then be passed through various clean-up processes before exporting 10.2MW of electricity to the national grid from internal combustion engines. This template is an alternative to more traditional energy from waste ventures such as incineration.
“Also, in line with the Waste2Tricity technology template, the Bilsthorpe project is being developed to be fuel cell ready, with plans in place to pilot around 1MW of AFC Energy’s Alkaline Fuel Cells on the site once they have reached commerciality.
“This process will involve the production of hydrogen from syngas, which will then be used to generate highly efficient (above 55 per cent) low carbon electricity. The fuel cell model will be deployed in the future by Waste2Tricity, replacing the internal combustion engines in further projects. This will be a game-changing power station template in the energy from waste sector.”