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United Utilities and Interserve have appointed Energos as technology provider for the building of an advanced thermal conversion waste facility in Derbyshire.

The energy-from-waste plant is part of a proposed integrated waste treatment facility for Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, which commissioned the partnership to build the facility and operate it for 27 years.

Energos, part of Ener-G, will supply its gasification technology.

Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos, said: ‘Recycling is the backbone of any waste management strategy and the proposed Derbyshire gasification plant would only handle the leftover residual waste that could not be processed through the facility’s recycling operation.’ Energos uses its own patented gasification technology – an advanced thermal treatment process that converts residual, non recyclable waste into a gas by using the heat of partial combustion to liberate hydrocarbons.

Complete oxidation of the gas in a finely controlled environment enables much tighter controls than can be achieved in conventional energy-from-waste plants – resulting in extremely low emissions.

The heat produced is recovered to produce steam and electricity.

The proposed gasification plant will export 8MW of green electricity from 140,000 tonnes of fuel produced from Derbyshire and Derby City’s residual waste.

This is sufficient to power 14,000 homes.

The energy-from-waste facility would create 38 full-time jobs.

The Energos gasification process qualifies for Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

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