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The Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility is designed to receive Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) produced from non-recyclable wastes arising from local authority (e.g. Greater Manchester) and local business contracts.
Construction of the Runcorn Energy from Waste facility began in 2010.
The facility is being built in two phases and will be able to treat up to 850,000 tonnes of RDF each year. It will be capable of generating up to 70MW of electricity and up to 51 MW of heat for exclusive use by INEOS ChlorVinyls. Once operational in 2013, the Energy from Waste facility will play a vital role in securing more than 1,500 jobs in Halton at the neighbouring chlorine and PVC manufacturing plant operated by INEOS ChlorVinyls.
The development is being delivered by a Joint Venture comprising Viridor, INEOS ChlorVinyls and John Laing, with funding from a combination of public and private finance. The facility will be operated by Viridor.
By reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and using it as a resource from which to recover energy, the Runcorn facility will help the UK reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, improve sustainability and achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn will reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.
More information can be found at www.runcornenergyfromwaste.co.uk
Finding Runcorn EfW
The Runcorn Energy from Waste facility is located on land owned by INEOS and close to the Runcorn chemical manufacturing complex (Castner Kellner/ Rocksavage). The postcode for the site is WA7 4JE.