Sustainability

Planning permission granted for Teesside EfW facility

Low Carbon, in partnership with PMAC Energy, has announced planning consent has been granted for the Redcar Energy Centre, a £300 million Teesside Energy-from-Waste facility.

Set for completion in 2025, the Redcar Energy Centre is expected to divert more than 350,000 tonnes per annum of refuse away from UK landfill and will be able to generate low-carbon electricity for the local grid.

Teeside EfW plantIt is expected that more than £300 million of inward investment will be delivered to the region.

The planning permission includes consent for the development of a Materials Recovery Recycling Facility.

The Materials Recovery Recycling Facility will be built adjacent to the Redcar Energy Centre and will have the capacity to process and recycle municipal, commercial and industrial waste each year whilst extracting valuable metals for recovery.

Low Carbon has also announced that the Redcar Energy Centre will offer zero emission energy from waste in partnership with the Net Zero Teesside Carbon Capture project, which is located next to the site.

It is expected that the development of the Teesside EfW facility will employ over 400 workers during the 36-month construction phase and require 100 full time positions once operational.

Roy Bedlow, Founder and Chief Executive of Low Carbon said: “The 49.9 MW subsidy-free Redcar Energy Centre will use proven conventional technology to provide a reliable source of controllable energy for more than 100,000 homes.

“Low Carbon is delighted to bring forward our 3rd consented waste project in the UK and to use our experience in developing large-scale renewable and low-carbon energy projects to help deliver this project in the Tees Valley.”

Robert Lewis, Founder of PMAC Energy, added: “It has been a long-term goal of PMAC Energy to develop a large-scale sustainable Energy from Waste recovery centre in the North East and we are proud to have Low Carbon’s support in developing the Redcar Energy Centre.

“We have used our extensive experience handling and processing waste derived fuels throughout Europe to design a flexible solution for both waste management and energy recovery to support the growing list of future developments in the neighbouring South Tees area that require renewable energy directly.”