Work on a £200m power plant in Hull that will produce energy from waste is scheduled to begin in January, the BBC has reported.
The project’s developers claim Energy Works will generate sufficient electricity to power 43,000 homes.
More than 240,000 tonnes of commercial and domestic waste a year will be turned into gas, which will then be burnt to generate electricity.
It will be located on an eight acre site by the banks of the River Hull in the Cleveland Street area of the city, and it is planned to be operational by January 2018.
Almost £20m of funding came from an EU grant. Other backers include US, German and Israeli investors.