The Protos Energy Recovery Facility will be processing 2 types of waste, Residual fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Commercial & Industrial Waste (C&I).

With 2 lines of waste-deriving energy recovery and an annual capacity of 200,000 tons each, the energy-from-waste plant will divert up to 400,000 tons of non-recyclable waste from landfill or export each year. It will generate up to 49 megawatts of low carbon electricity and enable the UK to achieve national self-sufficiency in the waste management.

Once operational, the Energy Recovery Facility will generate enough low-carbon energy to provide electricity to around 90,000 homes and help to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Developed by Covanta, Biffa and Green Investment Group, the facility is planned to start commercial operation in 2024.

Energy-from-waste plants provide a safe, technologically advanced means of waste treatment that reduces waste being sent to landfills while generating clean energy from the process.