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New waste energy plant near Ellesmere Port is officially opened

24 October 2019

A power producer specialising in energy-from-waste and biomass has officially opened Ince Bio Power.

The milestone was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the plant, officiated by Councillor Michael Edwardson, the Mayor of Ellesmere Port, and was attended by stakeholders and partners of the project.

The Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (“BIG”) owned facility, which is located near Ellesmere Port, is the largest plant of its kind operating in the UK.

It uses advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technology - otherwise known as gasification – which is an alternative to incineration that turns waste into a combustible gas by heating it in a low oxygen environment. BIG’s plants at Energy Works Hull in East Yorkshire and Levenseat in Lanarkshire also use the same ATT technology.

About 150 jobs were created during the construction of Ince Bio Power and the plant is now operated by 28 full-time employees.

The Ince facility is located within Protos, a £700m energy hub owned by Peel L&P Environmental. BIG also controls a co-located waste wood processing facility at Protos with its fuel supply partner. Together with BIG’s waste wood plant at nearby Widnes, these facilities dominate the regional demand for waste wood fuels.

Read more at: Chester Standard