Emerson will deliver control systems and project services to a new waste-to-energy plant near Knaresborough Allerton, North Yorkshire, UK.

The facility will feature biogas and recycling plants. It will generate 28MWh of electricity per hour from 320,000 tons of waste.

The electricity will be exported to the National Grid to power about 40,000 households, helping the UK to meet the EU Energy Directive 2020 targets for renewable energy.

The facility will also divert over seven million metric tons of waste from landfill over its 25-year lifetime, and recover more than one-and-a-half million tons of recyclable materials.

Amey will operate the plant on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council.

VINCI Environment UK is designing, building and commissioning the project, which is expected to start operations in 2018.

Emerson process management’s power & water solutions president Bob Yeager said: "Emerson will not only provide advanced control systems to enable safe and efficient operation, but our project services will increase the certainty of the project’s success while helping ensure quality and reliability."

Emerson said it will work with VINCI Environment UK and provide services such as plant’s automation design, installation, commissioning, startup and onsite operator training to minimize project costs and schedule risk.

Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system will monitor and control the facility’s boiler, flue gas treatment and balance-of-plant processes and equipment.