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Geminor to supply fuel for Energy Works waste-to-energy plant in UK

Published 18 July 2017

Geminor has secured a contract to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) for Energy Works power plant project in Hull, UK.

The facility is expected to start its operations in the second quarter of 2018 and will generate sufficient electricity that will meet the requirements of over 43000 households annually.

The waste-to-energy (WTE) plant has received over £150m in funding and will have the potential to convert 240000 tonnes of waste to renewable electricity of 25MW a year.

The Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG), NOY Waste to Energy and John Hancock Life Insurance Company are supporting the power plant.

Energy Works, which is claimed to be the first advanced gasification power plant, has also secured a development grant from the European Regional Development Fund.

Geminor has supplied fuel waste of over 1.2m tonnes to WTE plants across Europe in 2016, by collaborating with over 100 waste producers.

Energy Works MSA project manager Simon Hornby said: “Securing a guaranteed supply of RDF feedstock is critical to the success of our WTE facility. We chose Geminor as one of our key RDF suppliers because of the company’s experience and reputation across Europe, alongside its extensive customer supply network.

“Working with Geminor will help us to fulfil our ambitions of diverting more than 240,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year, while cutting carbon emissions by around 30,000 tonnes, powering homes and providing cheap electricity and heating for local businesses.”

Geminor UK country manager James Maiden said: “We’re looking forward to working with Energy Works and utilising the growing volume of RDF produced in the UK. The resulting power will be used by homes and businesses across Hull – seeing the region benefit from a sustainable energy source and lower carbon footprint.”

Geminor will also supply RDF to Amager Bakke plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, that has the ability to process 400000 tonnes of municipal solid waste annually.