This national significant infrastructure project, backed by Alternative Use Boston Projects Ltd, a privately-owned project company, will generate 102MW* of renewable energy, of which 80MW* will be exported to the National Grid and the rest will be used by the facility.
Electricity will be generated in a secure, clean and affordable way.
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The process by which power will be generated is Advanced Thermal Conversion using energy from waste (EfW). This process will use a fuel (or feedstock) called Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). The RDF consists of non-recyclable household waste pre-processed to remove the recyclates at source.
The RDF will arrive baled on ships to the Boston Alternative Energy Facility from UK ports. This will minimise road traffic movements to and from the site.
The proposed site at the Riverside Industrial Estate in Boston is adjacent to the Haven – and is within an area allocated for industrial development by the local planning authority – so is the ideal location.
* MW per hour equivalent
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