EQTEC, Caulmert, Logik to develop UK waste-to-energy, biogas project
Energy company EQTEC agreed a deal in December to purchase and develop land at Deeside Industrial Estate. The site currently has planning permission for a £50 million (€57 million) biogas generation facility for the processing of 182,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial, and industrial waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) with the organic waste element being processed via anaerobic digestion to produce 2 MW of biogas.
Caulmert is now working with EQTEC and Logik to secure planning for a gasification plant site, utilising the RDF produced by the waste energy plant, to generate up to 20 MW of green electricity, enough to power 37,500 homes, and 27 MW of thermal heat production.
The electricity and heat will be exported to the grid and/or sold locally through private wire and heat networks with several local industrial energy users registering their interest.
Chris Gooch-Butler, business development director at Caulmert, said: “EQTEC is a world expert in advanced gasification technology and we are excited to work with them and Logik on this innovative project which will contribute to Wales’ zero-waste targets and create clean, sustainable energy for North East Wales.
“Since 2008, we have helped our clients deliver groundbreaking sustainable and renewable energy facilities which are generating over 150 MW of green electricity. We look forward to securing consent for the Deeside facility and to continuing our work in this important sector.”