Green light for waste energy plant at Polmont landfill site
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Planning permission for NPL Group’s application to develop an energy from waste facility at the quarry was granted on November 5.
It is hoped the plant, when it is operational, will be able process up to 150,000 tonnes of non recyclable waste per year to generate 7.4 Mega Watts of electricity for the National Grid.
The proposed development seeks to re-direct waste currently being dumped at the Avondale Landfill Site to a facility which can extract value from the waste. T
It seeks to ensure the area has facilities to process its non recyclable waste in time for the ban of landfilling biodegradable waste in 2025.
The planning documents stated: “The development will produces up to 7.4 Mega Watts electrical energy, reducing Scotland’s reliance on fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources of energy.”