REACT, the renewable energy developer and operator focusing on the production of clean energy in the UK and Ireland, recently announced that, further to the company’s announcement on 7 April 2016, the Regulatory Planning Committee of Derbyshire County Council voted in favour on 11 April 2016 to approve the construction and operation of an energy recovery facility at Clay Cross in Derbyshire by Clay Cross Biomass Limited, a company in which REACT has a 90% interest.
Clay Cross anticipates utilising EQTEC Integrated Biomass Gasification Technology, the same technology that the Company is installing at its Newry biomass gasification project in Northern Ireland, to power the plant as part of a Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contract for the construction of the Facility.
Once commissioned, the facility is expected to convert approximately 80,000 tonnes per annum of construction and demolition (C&D) waste wood which is currently sent to landfill to generate up to 12MW of electrical energy, sufficient to provide electricity for over 18,000 homes, and up to 14MW of thermal energy per annum.
The company is currently in discussions to secure finance for the construction of the Facility and estimates that it will take approximately 18 months from obtaining finance to the final commissioning of the plant.
Further announcements in respect of the facility will be made by the company as and when appropriate.