The project uses gasification technology and will be the first project in the
The plant will process waste from households in Derby and Derbyshire generating enough electricity to power 14,000 houses. The project includes running all Derby and Derbyshire s household waste recycling centres. The plant will operate for 25 years following a 32 month construction period. It will recycle 35,000 tonnes of materials per year diverting over 170 kilo-tonnes of waste from landfill.
The construction phase employs 250 people and 34 new permanent roles will be created to operate the plant. The gasification technology will be supplied by
The project will be the first long term, project financed, municipal gasification plant in the
This project provides Derby and Derbyshire with the modern, sophisticated infrastructure it needs to manage its household waste that s green and affordable. Instead of waste being sent to landfill, the project will ensure that more is recycled with the remainder used to create renewable electricity which will be sold to the Grid.
The innovative financing of the project creates a demonstration effect that will help to lower the cost of finance for innovative, green technology of this type.
The investment in Derby will secure local jobs and give the city the environmental infrastructure it needs to reduce household waste and generate renewable energy.
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