Southport, UK

Size

9 MWe

Project Status

In Development

Category

RDF-to-energy

Applications

Electricity, bio-methane gas, hydrogen

Background

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.

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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
  • 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.
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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 – June 2022: With our partners we have identified the potential for an additional gasification facility near to the current Southport site. We have selected Wood as our technology partner for design and deployment of a clean, waste-to-hydrogen solution during Phase 2 development of the multi-technology project. Together, the full plant facilities are expected to export to the grid the equivalent of 20% or more of Southport’s energy requirement.

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
June 2022: We have appointed Anaergia for EPC and O&M and Wood as our waste-to-hydrogen partner
July 2021: A local pre-planning consultation was carried out for Phase 1 and Phase 2 and given their support
November 2021: We submitted a revised planning application for Phase 1, in advance of the intended Phase 2 planning submission