- The Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility will process over 545,000 tonnes of solid waste that cannot be sensibly recycled, helping to move the UK away from dependence on landfilling waste.
- The facility will also help to reverse the UK trend of exporting non-recyclable waste to EfW plants in other countries, enabling the UK to become self-sufficient in managing its own waste and achieve compliance with landfill diversion targets.
- The facility will use municipal, commercial and non-hazardous industrial residual waste as fuel to generate over 60 megawatts of low carbon energy - enough electricity to power the equivalent of over 112,500 homes.
- EfW facilities avoids the need for fossil fuels such as coal that would be used to generate the same volume of electricity.
Did You Know?The Rookery South ERF will bring many community, employment, infrastructure and environmental benefits to the Bedford area. Approximately 9,000 households in the local area could be eligible for the Rookery South Community Energy Initiative, an innovative scheme which will reduce home electricity by 10% each year. -