New Energy New Fuels
Land costs and rents are amongst the lowest in England
Capability to power large scale projects with gas and electric
Specialist education & training services to support the process & energy sectors
Award winning environmental mitigation in place to prevent project delays
South Humber represents a unique opportunity in the UK for investment in land-based power generation facilities, including refuse-derived fuel.
South Humber is the chosen location for Altalto Immingham, Europe’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant by Velocys and the South Humber Bank Energy Centre by EPUKI, the £300M waste-to-energy power station.
With sector expertise, large industrial sites and a supportive local authority, South Humber is certainly process industry friendly. Furthermore, the area offers a ready supply of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for businesses investing in innovative waste-to-energy and waste-to-fuel operations.
Thanks in part to its ports and logistics infrastructure, South Humber is home to a well-established process industries cluster, with considerable expertise in traditional sectors including petro-chemicals, chemical manufacturing and gas production and storage.
And now, the combination of logistics and local expertise is proving key to the attraction of a new generation of innovative process technology companies.
Each year, more than 2.5 million tonnes of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is exported from the UK to continental Europe, with the Humber ports handling almost one-third and Immingham the largest share. That is providing a ready supply of RDF for companies establishing innovative waste-to-energy and waste-to fuel plants in the area.
“Officers have been diligent and rigorous in their assessment of the planning application, challenging and pushing our team to produce the best application possible, which is exactly what we expected they would do. But they have also worked with us in a spirit of collaboration throughout and have made what can often be a difficult and adversarial process a much more efficient and effective one for both parties. We have also found councillors of all political stripes to be engaged and well informed. Every councillor is clearly driven by a desire to do what is best for the region, putting aside politics to support an application that will bring hundreds of millions of pounds of investment and hundreds of jobs to the local economy.”