Projects


About the waste gasification and power plant at Billingham, UK

EQTEC has been jointly developing a proposed up to 25 MWe Billingham Energy waste gasification and power plant in Haverton Hill, Billingham, with the current owner of the land, Scott Bros. Enterprises Limited (“Scott Bros”), a local business.

The proposed plant at Billingham, with the additional planning, is expected to create dozens of local jobs and deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to both the local community and to local industrial energy users with no harmful or toxic emissions.

EQTEC estimates that, subject to elements including additional planning and the requisite financing, with the application of its advanced gasification technology, the proposed Billingham plant will annually process 200,000 metric tonnes of non-recyclable everyday Municipal Solid Waste, sorted and subject to basic processing treatment to be converted into Refused Derived Fuel, otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, into 25 MWe of green electricity, enough to power 50,000 homes, and 34MW of thermal heat production.

The project has existing planning permission for advanced thermal conversion and EQTEC is applying for a modification on the current planning to both improve the economics of the project and reduce the size of the footprint of the plant.

EQTEC has been in discussions with the local authority, who have been supportive and are keen to have EQTEC’s advanced gasification infrastructure as a credible alternative to incineration technologies, drastically reducing the environmental impact to the local area.

EQTEC’s advanced gasification technology is proven and patented for waste to energy projects, providing a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution with no harmful or toxic emissions. The technology has the potential to become a new UK and global standard for many traditional waste-to-energy facilities to collaborate with, reducing reliance on increasingly less attractive waste elimination methods such as traditional incineration and delivering new resilient and locally based green energy infrastructure across the UK and internationally.

To date, four commercial plants have been built and are now operating using EQTEC’s technology. One has operated for over 125,000 independently audited engine hours, receiving highly commendable feedback from leading gas engine company Jenbacher relating to purity of the syngas, reliability and efficiency.

EQTEC is progressing well with the proposed development of the project, including:

  • ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers;
  • instructed and received a full quotation for the grid connection from the grid operator, Northern Powergrid; and
  • completed technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.


About the Deeside Refuse Derived Fuel Project

EQTEC estimates that, subject to elements including additional planning and the requisite financing, with the application of its advanced gasification technology, the proposed RDF Plant would have the capacity to convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste, otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, into 20MW of green electricity, enough to power 37,500 homes, and 27MW of thermal heat production.

The electricity and heat could be exported to the grid and/or sold locally, with EQTEC’s preference being to create private wire and heat networks using the surplus electricity and heat for the local community.

The proposed Project, with the additional planning, is expected to create dozens of local jobs and deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to both the local community and to local industrial energy users with no harmful or toxic emissions.

The proposed plant is on 6.27 hectares of land off Weighbridge Road, Deeside Industrial Estate, Flintshire, North Wales and the site formerly housed a Gaz De France power station. The site currently has planning permission for the construction and operation of a waste management facility for municipal, commercial and industrial waste for 182,000 tonnes of annual residual waste, and an anaerobic digestion plant which is projected to produce 2MW of biogas. Under the current planning, 60-70% of the RDF produced at the proposed waste management facility would incur disposal and/or landfill costs.

EQTEC is seeking additional planning permission such that its advanced gasification technology can be applied to the Project, which would reduce the proposed plant’s environmental impact, while also improving its economics. EQTEC has been in discussions with the local authority, which has been supportive and is keen to utilise EQTEC’s advanced gasification infrastructure as an alternative to incineration technologies.

EQTEC entered into an exclusivity agreement on 23 July 2020, where the current owner of the land, Logik Developments Limited, a local business, granted EQTEC exclusivity to enter into a potential transaction whereby EQTEC can acquire full ownership of the Project from Logik.

EQTEC’s advanced gasification technology is proven and patented for waste to energy projects, providing a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution with no harmful or toxic emissions. The technology has the potential to become a new UK and global standard for many traditional waste-to-energy facilities to collaborate with, reducing reliance on increasingly less attractive waste elimination methods such as traditional incineration and delivering new resilient and locally based green energy infrastructure across the UK and internationally.

To date, four commercial plants have been built and are now operating using EQTEC’s technology. One has operated for over 125,000 independently audited engine hours, receiving highly commendable feedback from leading gas engine company Jenbacher relating to purity of the syngas, reliability and efficiency.

EQTEC is progressing well with the proposed development of the Project, including:

  • ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers; and
  • completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.


About the Southport Hybrid Energy Park Project, Southport, Merseyside, UK

EQTEC has signed a co-development and option agreement on 7 September 2020 to jointly develop a waste management project at Southport Hybrid Energy Park at Watts Industrial Estate, Crowland Street, Southport, Merseyside, with Rotunda Group, the current owner of the land and local business, and its subsidiary Shankley Biogas.

The proposed Project is expected to create dozens of local jobs and deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to both the local community and to local industrial energy users with no harmful or toxic emissions.

Under the agreement, EQTEC will seek additional planning permission so that EQTEC’s advanced gasification technology can be applied to the project to make it capable of converting over 55,000 tonnes annually of refuse derived fuel waste, which would be created by the proposed plant and otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, generating an estimated additional 6-8MW of ‘green’ electricity.

EQTEC estimates that, subject to elements including additional planning and the requisite financing, the additional capacity for the thermal conversion of waste, utilising its advance gasification technology, has the potential to significantly lowering the environmental impact and energy costs of large local industrial users and creating new jobs during construction and once in operation.

EQTEC has been in discussions with the local authority, who have been supportive and are keen to have EQTEC’s advanced gasification infrastructure as a credible alternative to incineration technologies, drastically reducing the environmental impact to the local area.

The site currently has planning permission for a waste recycling facility, an anaerobic digestion facility, and 9MW of electrical generation with 2MW of battery storage, exporting 11MWe to the grid annually.

After completing its initial due diligence, on 7 September 2020, EQTEC entered into co-development and option agreement pursuant to which Rotunda has granted EQTEC exclusivity to enter into a potential transaction whereby EQTEC can obtain full ownership of the Project from Rotunda via EQTEC’s acquisition of the Subsidiary.

EQTEC’s advanced gasification technology is proven and patented for waste to energy projects, providing a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution with no harmful or toxic emissions. The technology has the potential to become a new UK and global standard for many traditional waste-to-energy facilities to collaborate with, reducing reliance on increasingly less attractive waste elimination methods such as traditional incineration and delivering new resilient and locally based green energy infrastructure across the UK and internationally.

To date, four commercial plants have been built and are now operating using EQTEC’s technology. One has operated for over 125,000 independently audited engine hours, receiving highly commendable feedback from leading gas engine company Jenbacher relating to purity of the syngas, reliability and efficiency.

EQTEC is progressing well with the proposed development of the Project, including:

  • ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers; and
  • completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.