Runcorn 1 & 2 Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs)
Runcorn Energy Recovery Facilities are situated on one site located near to Liverpool, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to provide a waste disposal solution for the region’s businesses and local authorities.
Runcorn 1 & 2 combined is one of the largest energy recovery facilities currently operating in Europe, converting pre-treated refuse-derived fuel produced from non-recyclable wastes into heat and energy. The facility is accessible by both road and rail making it an economic and sustainable solution for its customers.
Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility is a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant. It treats approx. 850,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel each year; waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill. The fuel is produced from household and commercial waste after recyclable materials have been removed.
The facility generates up to 564 GWh of electricity, enough to power the site itself and the equivalent to around 150,000+ homes. In addition, it generates 51 MW of heat for exclusive use by the nearby INOVYN chemical manufacturing site.