By Ben Messenger
Managing Editor of Waste Management World magazine
Proposals to develop a 150,000 tonne per year, 50 acre wood waste recycling centre, which would be the UK’s largest and would help supply and E.On renewable energy facility, have been made by Lancashire based wood waste recycling specialist, Plevin.
The company said that it has plans to install a new £5 million facility a site in Hazlehead, South Yorkshire, creating 20 jobs and processing waste wood for use as a fuel in an energy recovery plant.
According to Plevin, the proposed facility will primarily produce recycled wood chips for energy giant E.ON’s £120 million biomass-fired renewable energy plant at Blackburn Meadows near Sheffield, for which it is exclusive supplier of fuel.
Jamie Plevin, managing director at Plevin, explained that the facility will help the company expand its operations by giving further capacity for new contracts, as well as the ability to offer increased processing volumes to existing customers.
“The project will allow us to have an open gate policy for contracted suppliers on all grades of waste wood. Once completed, we will be able to offer guaranteed recycling of a large volume of high and low grade waste wood,” said Plevin.
The MD added that the addition of the Hazlehead facility will bring the company’s total permitted waste wood processing capacity to 350,000 tonnes per year, with the development timed to coincide with the start of its contract with E.ON.
As well as processing biomass fuel from waste wood, the company said that it also manufactures a range of wood-based products, including materials for the panel board industry and animal bedding for livestock, equestrian and small animals.
Source: Waste Management World