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MVV Umwelt proposes waste-to-energy plant for Devon

In the UK, South West Devon Waste Partnership, a collaboration between Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Devon County Council, has signed a deal with Mannhiem, Germany-based renewable energy firm MVV Umwelt.

The deal will see MVV Umwelt provide a 25-year residual waste treatment solution for the region. The company is planning to build a 245,000-tonne waste-to-energy plant in North Yard at Devonport Naval Base. The waste will be sourced from Plymouth, Torbay and South West Devon.

Prior to development, the proposal must receive planning permission. The planning application will be submitted in late spring 2011. The electricity and heat generated from the process will be utilised in the Dockyard's existing steam network.