Southport, UK

Size

9 plus 6-8 MWe

Project Status

In Development

Category

RDF-to-energy

Applications

Electricity, bio-methane gas

Background

The site currently has planning permission for a waste recycling facility, an anaerobic digestion facility, and 9 MW of electrical generation with 2 MW of battery storage, exporting 11 MWe to the grid annually. The Phase 2 would see Advanced Gasification Technology applied to the project to make it capable of converting 80,000 tonnes annually of refuse derived fuel waste, generating an estimated additional 6-8 MW of ‘green’ electricity.

EQTEC logo translucent. Welcome to EQTEC global experts in advanced gasification technology. Click to read how our patented methods turn sustainable waste to energy.

Project information

Our role: We are co-developer and gasification technology provider of the project, working closely in partnership with Rotunda Group and its subsidiary Shankley Biogas at Watts Industrial Estate, Southport Hybrid Energy Park, Merseyside, UK.

Developments: The plant is currently making progress at earlier stages, including:

  • Ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers
  • Signing a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire full ownership of the project
  • Completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.
EQTEC logo translucent. Welcome to EQTEC global experts in advanced gasification technology. Click to read how our patented methods turn sustainable waste to energy.

3D visualisation at Southport

Take a tour of the forthcoming RDF-to-energy plant in Merseyside, including both anaerobic digestion and advanced gasification technology areas, in this short video…

Latest news

Site update – November 2021: With permission for a pre-existing Phase 1 anaerobic digestion facility, there is an intended Phase 2 addition of an advanced gasification facility. We have now submitted a revised planning application for Phase 1, in advance of the intended Phase 2 planning submission. A pre-planning consultation has been carried out with the local authority whereby Phase 1 and Phase 2 master plans were welcomed by the local authority and given their support.

September 2020: EQTEC and Rotunda entered into an agreement to jointly develop the project
September 2021: EQTEC signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire full ownership of the project
July 2021: A local pre-planning consultation was carried out for Phase 1 and Phase 2 and given their support