Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has received planning permission for its proposed 6MW commercial Gasplasma waste to energy plant in Tyseley, Birmingham.
This achievement represents a key milestone in the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) competition to design the most cost-effective, economically viable and efficient commercial energy from waste demonstrator plant possible.
Following planning being granted, the design phase of the project will come to a close in early 2014.
The ETI has selected three companies to compete in designing and developing a plant that will demonstrate the maximum possible efficiencies, higher than previously produced in the industry, for plants operating at commercial scale. The winning plant could be designed, built, tested and in operation by 2015.
Rolf Stein, Advanced Plasma Power – “This project will enable us to further demonstrate that our technology is highly-efficient, cost-effective and a green alternative to power generation that can reduce carbon emissions, keep energy costs low for consumers and divert waste from landfill”
APP’s Gasplasma technology is a combination of two proven commercial processes – gasification and plasma treatment – that produces a very clean syngas that can efficiently generate energy with minimal visual and environmental impact, according to APP, which said with wider adoption, the technology could deliver a significant amount of the UK’s energy needs.
The Gasplasma plant’s feedstock – residual household and commercial black-bag waste – will be sourced from the local waste companies, turning waste that would have otherwise been destined for landfill into renewable power.
Furthermore, the excess heat generated by the process is available to be exported to local heat users.
Rolf Stein, CEO of Advanced Plasma Power, stated: “Securing planning permission is an important step in moving forward with the ETI competition. This project will enable us to further demonstrate that our technology is highly-efficient, cost-effective and a green alternative to power generation that can reduce carbon emissions, keep energy costs low for consumers and divert waste from landfill.”