Norwegian-owned waste fuels specialist, Geminor, has secured a ‘major contract’ with Hull city council to manage municipal solid waste (MSW).
The agreement, which is for an initial seven-year term – with extensions for a further three and two-year period – will see Geminor implement an integrated waste processing solution to divert ‘more than 80%’ of the region’s municipal waste from landfill.
Working in partnership with local waste management company, Wastewise, Geminor will manage the handling of around 46,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) material every year, collected from more than 100,000 homes across the city.
According to Geminor, waste will be refined into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its waste processing facility which will be co-located with the ‘state-of-the-art’ Energy Works (Hull) Ltd gasification facility, where the RDF will be recovered.
The Energy Works energy from waste plant in Hull is due to become operational in Q2 2018 and will process 240,000 tonnes of waste per annum. (see letsrecycle.com story)
The company said as a result, around 5 MW renewable energy will be created every year from the Hull city MSW, which will be exported directly to the National Grid and used to power homes across the region.
Through optimised logistics, Geminor’s solution is also expected to ‘dramatically reduce’ haulage emissions.
James Maiden, UK country manager at Geminor, said: “Geminor Group has considerable experience in delivering sustainable waste processing solutions for organisations across the continent.”
“Thanks to a close working relationship with Hull’s Energy Works plant, we can ensure that a significant proportion of the City’s municipal waste is used to generate renewable energy, rather than sent to landfill,” added Mr Maiden.
Doug Sharp, assistant city streetscene manager at Hull city council, added: “Appointing Geminor offers significant benefits. Alongside diverting waste from landfill, the agreement will reduce haulage emissions and generate a considerable volume of renewable energy.”
The seven-year agreement will commence on 1 April 2018.
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