Advanced Plasma wins nod for 6-MW waste-to-power plant
Dec 17, 2013 - UK waste-to-power projects developer Advanced Plasma Power (APP) said Monday it had obtained a planning permit for a 6-MW waste-to-energy station in Birmingham, western England.
The consent was awarded by the Birmingham City Council. The project is participating is a competition of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) for the design of a cost-effective, economically viable and efficient pilot waste-to-power facility. The winning plant has to be designed, built, tested and put into operation by 2015.
The Gasplasma waste-to-power facility is to be installed in Tyseley, a district in the southern part of the city. At the beginning of next year, the developer plans to finish the design phase of the project and start construction works thereafter. The station will use APP’s Gasplasma technology, which combines gasification and plasma treatment for the production of syngas. It will process residual household and commercial waste coming from local waste firms.
“This project will enable us to further demonstrate that our technology is highly-efficient, cost-effective and a green alternative to power generation that can reduce carbon emissions, keep energy costs low for consumers and divert waste from landfill,” said APP’s CEO Rolf Stein.
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