The site currently has planning permission for a waste recycling facility, converting 80,000 tonnes of pre-processed municipal solid waste, through anaerobic digestion into six million cubic metres of biomethane, for injection into the gas grid. Through combined heat and power engines, the plant will also pull gas from the grid to generate 9MWe for export to the national electricity transmission system. The Phase 2 would see Advanced Gasification Technology applied to the project to transform 25,000 tonnes of RDF per year, supplied by the plant’s waste processing facility, into an estimated 2.5 – 3.0MWe of clean electricity, as well as potential for syngas-to-hydrogen technology.
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
- Forming partnerships with Anaergia Inc. for the anaerobic digestion facility and Wood for a potential syngas-to-hydrogen solution
- Completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.
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 – September 2022: Agreement has been reached with EQTEC’s development partners for a way to focus and drive greater pace toward full funding and financial close.