Second Plasma Gasification Plant for Teesside Following Government Deal

Air Products is to build a second 350,000 tonne per year waste to energy plasma gasification facility on Teesside following the signing of a 20 year power purchase agreement with the UK government's Cabinet Office. According to the government the deal is worth 2% of government’s energy spend and is expected to deliver £84 million in savings over the life of the contract through a fixed agreement that will provide stability in what the public sector pays for energy. As part of the deal, the government said that Air Products expects to invest an amount similar to that of its first plant, around £300 million, to build a second waste to energy facility in Tees Valley, Teesside to supply the agreed 37 MW. More Waste Management World Articles Is Waste Gasification Finally Coming of Age? Combined gasification and plasma project in UK receives planning permission Plasma Gasification Waste to Energy Project to Inject Gas to Grid in UK Second Plasma Gasification Plant for Teesside Following Government Deal Plasma Arc Destruction System for Canadian Fridge Recycling Firm Plasma Arc Recycling of Precious Metals Alter NRG to Supply 15 MW Plasma Gasification Waste to Energy Plant in China Deal to Accelerate Plasma Gasification & Fuel Cell Use in Thai Waste to Energy Plants The government said that the agreement means that through its Government Procurement Service (GPS) it will buy a portion of its energy directly from a UK-based generator at a low fixed price, rather than buying entirely through short-term wholesale markets which are subject to unpredictable price fluctuations. New model for government procurement "This is the beginning of a pioneering approach to how government uses its collective buying power and long term demand to buy energy," said the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude. "Not only have we secured £84 million of savings for taxpayers by signing a new, low cost energy deal with Air Products, but we’re also helping the UK compete in the global race by investing in growth and creating hundreds of new jobs through the construction of a new ‘energy from waste’ plant," he added. Lisa Jordan, Air Products’ business manager for Bio-Energy Europe, commented: "By buying the electricity we produce, the Cabinet Office will help Air Products divert up to 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill every year, which we will turn into reliable, controllable, renewable energy." According to the Cabinet Office said that the new approach will lead to more engagement with the energy industry to assess opportunities for further energy procurements over the next five years. The government claimed that this could mean a significant increase in generating capacity in the UK and help drive down bills for everyone through increased competition. Linked In Poll – Is Waste Gasification Coming of Age? Join the discussion on Linked In and have your say on the subject. Read More Is Waste Gasification Finally Coming of Age? Spurred by government incentives and a stable regulatory environment, Air Products has begun construction of a 50 MW plasma gasification facility in Teesside. With the company already planning a second such plant at the site - as well as others around the country - is the waste industry entering the age of gasification? 13.6 MW Plasma Gasification Waste Project to Demo Fuel Cells London, UK based Waste2Tricity, which specialises in advancing the use of plasma gasification technology to treat waste, as well as the integration of fuel cells to generate electricity is to start a Concept Design Study for the development of an advanced waste to energy plant. £2.8m Competition to Design Waste Gasification Pilot Plant in UK A competition to design the most efficient and economically viable waste gasification demonstrator plant has selected a shortlist of three candidates.