Green light for £76m Peterborough waste-burning plant

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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Peterborough City Council has granted Viridor planning permission to build an 85,000 tonne energy-from-waste plant in Fengate, Peterborough.

Viridor’s head of projects Robert Ryan, said: “We proposed changes to the existing planning permission to maximise the benefits from the proposal to the council and the local area.

“Our proposals will result in additional efficiency from the plant and a smaller building, all of which contribute towards to cutting the city’s waste disposal costs and carbon footprint”

The proposed EfW facility will be able treat around 85,000 tonnes of waste and generate up to 7.25MW of electricity to be supplied to the National Grid – enough energy to power about 15 per cent of all homes in Peterborough.

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