A plant which will convert household waste into biogas will be built in Cheshire.
DONG Energy claims it is the first commercial full-scale plant of its kind in the world.
The project will use a technology developed by the Danish firm called REnescience. It converts household waste without prior treatment into biogas energy using enzymes.
The plant will have an annual capacity of 120,000 tonnes of waste.
The company will finance, build and operate the site which is expected to start operating in 2017.
According to the firm, 150 people will be working on the construction of the power station.
Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman said: “REnescience is a brilliant new technology and generates as many resources as possible from everyday household waste. This new bio plant will see us handling waste in a much smarter way.”