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Processing plans for recovered fuel revealed

Details have been released of the three shortlisted plans to process up to 300,000 tonnes of solid recovered fuel in North London.

The North London Waste Authority is looking for a long-term and sustainable use for the fuel, which will be created from residual waste in the area.

Covanta Energy is proposing a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery site at Silvertown, East London.

E.ON/Wheelabrator Technologies is proposing a CHP plant at DS Smith Paper’s site at Kemsley Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Veolia Environmental Services (UK) wants a CHPenabled power plant at an existing industrial site in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, with planning permission to operate an asphalt coating plant, an aggregates railhead and a ready-mixed concrete plant.

The winning proposal will be selected in 12 months using an evaluation framework that focuses on the quality and cost of the solution. The carbon impact of proposals, including that of the transport solution proposed, is a key element of the decision.

NLWA chair councillor Clyde Loakes said: “We are very pleased with the market response to the procurement.

“The three bidders have had to bring forward good environmental and commercial solutions to get to this point in the procurement process.”

First published on sister title MRW