The government has approved an
It is claimed that the centre, which will be built by Green technology company Peterborough Renewable Energy (PREL) in
PREL hopes that the
The PREL process brings together mechanical recycling, food-waste digestion, gasification and plasma melting.
PREL claims that a network of energy parks could achieve the 4,000MW of biomass power needed to meet the
‘This plant will provide reliable, low-carbon energy for years to come,’ said David Kidney, under secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, after announcing the approval of the
‘Meeting our target means we have to follow the east of England’s example and build more plants like this.’
Chris Williams, managing director of PREL, said his company is delighted the government has given them the go ahead for their first
‘As a nation, we have set ourselves very ambitious renewables targets and only by embracing renewable technologies such as PREL’s will we be able to achieve these,’ He said.
‘Waste can be a valuable resource and using it in a sustainable way will play an essential role in making our future more green.’
Stewart Jackson, MP for Peterborough, said: ‘I look forward to seeing the positive environmental benefits that the Energy Park will bring for Peterborough, significantly reducing our carbon footprint, diverting waste from landfill and creating jobs in green industry.’