Plans for a new energy recovery facility in London which can generate up to 96MW of low carbon electricity have been unveiled.
Cory Riverside Energy’s waste-to-energy plant in Belvedere, South East London will process around 650,000 tonnes of residual waste a year, expected to save 130,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
It will complement the existing Riverside energy recovery facility, which together will generate enough power for 300,000 homes and also provide 30MW of heat.
In addition, the residual ash that is left at the end of the process will be converted into construction materials for building homes and roads.
The energy park will consist of a range of technologies including solar panels and battery storage.
Chief Executive Nicholas Pollard said: “The new energy park represents a huge step forward when it comes to meeting London’s waste management and energy generation needs. Our current Riverside Energy Recovery Facility has been reliably operating at capacity and within all air pollution limits since day one.
“London is facing a significant capacity gap in its ability to appropriately dispose of and treat all its waste. This new park is an important part of the solution.”
Cory has sent its application to the government’s Planning Inspectorate for approval.