Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) is strategically located near to Liverpool, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to provide a waste solution for the region’s businesses and local authorities.
It is one of the largest energy recovery facilities currently operating in Europe treating pre-treated Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) produced from non-recyclable wastes. The facility is accessible by both road and rail making it an economic and sustainable solution for its customers.
The development has been delivered in two phases, Phase 1 by a Joint Venture comprising Viridor, INOVYN and John Laing, with funding from a combination of public and private finance and Phase 2 by Viridor. The facility is operated by Viridor.
Runcorn Energy from Waste is a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) facility. It treats up to 850,000 tonnes of RDF each year and generates up to 70MW of electricity and up to 51 MW of heat for exclusive use by INOVYN.
By reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and using it as a resource from which to recover energy, the Runcorn facility helps reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels, improve sustainability and achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn will reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.