Nonrecyclable material will be converted into a syngas for electricity generation.
Conversion technology developed by U.K.-based Energos has been selected for the treatment of residual waste at the proposed Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park in Milton Keynes, U.K., by the Milton Keynes Council and AmeyCespa, which is the preferred bidder to design, build and operate the overall waste treatment facility.
Milton Keynes' three-stage waste treatment process will treat household waste using mechanical treatment to sort recyclables, anaerobic digestion and gasification.
As the final stage in the process, Energos will convert any remaining, non-recyclable material into a syngas to produce high temperature steam that can then be converted into electricity in a turbine.
The Energos facility will have a capacity of more than 90,000 metric tons and generate a gross output of 7 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 11,000 homes.
Energos says it has a 15-year track record and more than 560,000 hours of operation at several gasification facilities across Europe, specializing in small-scale clean energy recovery from residual waste.
Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos, says, "Energos is pleased to be selected as a partner in the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park. We offer an environmentally responsible, community-sized energy-from-waste solution that will ensure the diversion of biodegradable material from landfill. Our facilities generate renewable energy and displace the use of fossil fuels.”
A planning application is expected to be made in 2013, following comprehensive consultation.
Energos also has recently been selected as a technology provider for Glasgow City Council's proposed Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.