The Facility

The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste facility uses state of the art technology to safely and efficiently combust 190,000 tonnes per year of residual waste - that is the waste left over after recycling and composting. 

The facility will recover the energy within the waste by combusting waste to raise steam in the boiler, which is converted into electricity in the turbine, or which can be used directly by local businesses.

The facility will manage the gaseous products of combustion through a sophisticated cleansing and filtration system to ensure that flue gas emissions are well within regulatory limits.

From the incineration process, there are two solid waste products: Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA), which is processed to recover metals that have passed though the system and is then graded for recycling, and lime-based residues from the flue gas treatment system, which are taken off site for treatment and disposal.