Geminor has signed a new agreement to supply refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to the Energy Works facility in Hull. Set to become operational in Q2 2018, the state-of-the-art waste-to-energy (WTE) plant will provide enough electricity every year to power more than 43,000 properties across the region.
Coming at an investment of more than £150 million, Energy Works will process 240,000 tonnes of waste to create 25MW of renewable electricity per annum. Geminor will be a major supplier to the facility, which is supported by Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Limited (BIG), NOY Waste to Energy and John Hancock Life Insurance Company.
In addition to receiving a development grant from the European Regional Development Fund, Energy Works will be the first advanced gasification power plant supported by the Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) arrangements.
“We’re looking forward to working with Energy Works and utilising the growing volume of RDF produced in the UK. The resulting power will be used by homes and businesses across Hull – seeing the region benefit from a sustainable energy source and lower carbon footprint.”
This ensures a guaranteed price, up until 2033, for the export of renewable energy produced by the facility.
Simon Hornby, MSA Project Manager (responsible for all RDF procurement) at Energy Works, commented: “Securing a guaranteed supply of RDF feedstock is critical to the success of our WTE facility.
“We chose Geminor as one of our key RDF suppliers because of the company’s experience and reputation across Europe, alongside its extensive customer supply network.
“Working with Geminor will help us to fulfil our ambitions of diverting more than 240,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year, while cutting carbon emissions by around 30,000 tonnes, powering homes and providing cheap electricity and heating for local businesses.”
James Maiden, Country Manager for Geminor UK, added: “We’re looking forward to working with Energy Works and utilising the growing volume of RDF produced in the UK. The resulting power will be used by homes and businesses across Hull – seeing the region benefit from a sustainable energy source and lower carbon footprint.”
Geminor works with clients across the world, turning RDF material into renewable power. Last year, the group worked with more than 100 waste producers, supplying 1.2 million tonnes of fuel waste to WTE plants across the continent.