November 2021 – Waste-to-Energy Green Light
9:43 pm, Tuesday, 30th November 2021 - 7 months ago
Waste-to-energy projects were at the forefront of big news announcements from the region in November, with further positive green industry news for the region arriving from the local Offshore Wind sector.
South Humber Bank Energy Centre
A Development Consent Order (DCO) was granted in November by Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to EP Waste Management Ltd (a subsidiary of EP UK Investments Ltd (EPUKI)) for the 95MW South Humber Bank Energy Centre (SHBEC) at Stallingborough.
SHBEC is an exciting £300M project which will help deliver low carbon energy. Making use of up to 753,500 tonnes of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) per year to produce enough electricity to supply the needs of close to 100,000 homes. More can be learned about the SHBEC on the project’s website.
Velocys Secures £25m Investment
As reported on Business Live, green jet fuel refinery developer Velocys has secured the £25 million it was seeking from the City to deliver its next stage of work.
Backed by British Airways, the development known as Altalto Immingham is consented for land off Hobson Way, Stallingborough, opposite the above-mentioned South Humber Bank Energy Centre.
Altalto Immingham will take over 500,000 tonnes per year of household and office waste (including hard-to-recycle plastics), leftover after recycling and destined for landfill or incineration and convert them into over 60 million litres of cleaner-burning sustainable jet and road fuel each year.
At the beginning of the month Velocys VP Waste to Fuels, Neville Hargreaves, was interviewed on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Neville noted that Lincolnshire is an ideal location for the proposed plant. With the Humber becoming the energy estuary of the UK, basing Altalto there was an ideal fit. “We’ve really felt welcome there”.
CWind Training Launches Grimsby Base
CWind Training has launched in Grimsby. The Global Marine Group company has relocated its base from Lowestoft to the company’s operational centre at the Port of Grimsby, with a 7m multi-purpose training platform on the quayside to be joined shortly by an 18m mock nacelle tower.
CWind managing director, Nathanael Allison, said the business was taking action to meet ambitious targets for the deployment of renewable energy by moving to the heart of the world’s leading cluster. “Across the Humber and along the East Coast there is good engineering and good maritime knowledge, which is what we need. It is in the DNA of people.”