ENERGOS has been appointed as technology provider for an advanced thermal conversion facility as part of AmeyCespa’s Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park.

The Waste Recovery Park comprises a three-stage waste treatment process to treat household waste, using mechanical treatment to sort recyclates, anaerobic digestion and advanced thermal treatment. Planning consent has been granted and the project should become operational in 2016.

The ENERGOS Advanced Conversion Technology will be used at the final stage in the process to convert any remaining, non-recyclable waste into a syngas for the production of high temperature steam that can then be converted into electricity in a turbine.

The Energos facility will be able to process more than 90,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste and could generate 7MW of ‘green’ electricity, enough to power around 17000 homes.

UK-based ENERGOS designs, develops, builds and operates small-scale clean energy from waste facilities using advanced thermal conversion technology for improved emissions performance. Its patented gasification technology provides a best practice local solution for the treatment of non-recyclable municipal, commercial and industrial waste, by converting it into renewable energy.

ENERGOS built and manages the UK’s first and only operational waste fuelled Advanced Conversion Technology facility on the Isle of Wight. Over the past 15 years the company has developed seven other plants – with more than a total 550,000 hours of operation – in Norway and Germany. Energos is also building its second UK gasification facility at Glasgow City Council’s Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.

Nick Dawber, Managing Director of ENERGOS, said: “We look forward to working with AmeyCespa to build a best practice advanced thermal treatment facility. This will provide the community with an environmentally responsible, small-scale energy from waste solution that will ensure the diversion of biodegradable material from landfill. It will also generate a valuable supply of renewable energy that can provide an income stream since it is eligible for double Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs)

The Waste Recovery Park will help Milton Keynes Council save money on managing waste. Combined with Milton Keynes Council’s existing recycling schemes, the facility will result in only around 2% of all the borough’s household waste being sent to landfill.