Ellgia secures energy-from-waste contract with Ferrybridge
Recycling and waste management company Ellgia Limited has announced a new partnership with Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Limited (FM1) for a spot contract supply of refuse derived fuel (RDF) to generate energy from waste.
The RDF will be pre-processed at the Ellgia Scunthorpe Depot, after which it will be delivered to FM1 where it will be used to create electricity. FM1 operates a £300-million multifuel plant on land owned by Scottish energy company SSE at Ferrybridge Power Station near Knottingley in West Yorkshire. The plant has an installed electrical capacity of 68 megawatts, enough to power around 160,000 homes.
The new contract provides a local outlet for RDF, and allows Ellgia to further enhance its zero waste to landfill credentials from its major waste hub in Scunthorpe and to respond to needs for waste management companies to secure long-term environmental and sustainable waste destinations.
Ellgia, which has recently been shortlisted for Independent Operation of the Year at the National Recycling Awards, has poured significant investment into its Scunthorpe facility where it operates a number of recycling processes that extract valuable materials through numerous mechanical treatment processes that turn leftover residual waste into waste derived fuel.