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Ineos moves forward with waste-to-energy CHP plant

By Gerald Ondrey |

Further to the announcement today that Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited has achieved financial close on the Private Finance Initiative waste and recycling contract with Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Ineos ChlorVinyls (www.ineos.com) is able to announce that it has secured the necessary funding to proceed with construction of its Energy from Waste CHP (combined heat and power) plant at Weston Point, Runcorn, Cheshire, U.K.   The Energy from Waste CHP plant is a key component of the contract with Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.  Planning permission for the facility was granted by the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in September 2008, following an extensive public consultation.   Under the contract Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited will manage the 1.3 million tonnes of municipal waste generated by Greater Manchester each year through integrated waste management solutions including recycling services, composting, mechanical biological treatment and anaerobic digestion. The Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) produced from municipal waste that cannot be recycled will be supplied to the Energy from Waste CHP plant at Runcorn, which will produce heat…
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