Councils’ £2.1bn Plan for EfW Project

We were interested to learn that councils in the north-east of England, including Durham County, Newcastle City, as well as the boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar & Cleveland and Darlington are planning an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that will be commissioned in April 2026.

450,000 tonnes of waste will be utilised annually to generate almost 50Mw of electricity. The plant is planned to be built on a 10 ha brownfield site in Redcar & Cleveland.

A capital investment of up to £300 million would be required for the projects, but the projects could be worth up to £2.1 billion over the next 4 decades.

There has been cross-party political backing for an expansion of the energy from waste (EfW) within the UK to  tackle it’s the UK’s increasing residual waste problem.