Companies hope to have project completed by early 2014.
European Metal Recycling (EMR), and Chinoook Sciences, have formed a partnership to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Oldbury, U.K. According to the companies, when complete, the facility will process up to 350,000 metric tons of material per year, making it the largest WTE plant in the United Kingdom.
Construction of the project is being headed by VINCI Construction UK.
Chinook Sciences is a technology-based company that specializes in in waste to energy, while EMR has expertise in metals recovery.
The equipment, being manufactured by Chinook Sciences, uses gasification, a process which converts waste material into syngas that is used to produce green energy.
Mike Voss, VINCI Construction UK’s building division regional director, says, “The plant will make a great difference to recycling infrastructure by enhancing sustainability and productivity. We are proud to be part of a scheme which is creating a new way to positively reduce waste.”
The £17 million (US$27 million) contract started in February 2012 and will be completed by early 2014.
When the project was first proposed EMR and Chinook Sciences had looked at building a facility that could take in the material generated after automobiles were shredded at one of EMR’s auto shredders.