Boston Alternative Energy Facility is a state-of-the-art power-generation plant which will lead the way in land-based renewable power across the UK.

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.

What will happen at the Boston Alternative Energy Facility?

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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Phase Four consultation

We are holding a further round of informal consultation from 10 August until 10 September 2020 which provides an opportunity to update stakeholders, residents and businesses about proposed changes to the scheme, in particular the proposal that the Facility will move away from using gasification technology to more traditional thermal treatment energy from waste technology....

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Scheme Updates

Since Autumn 2019, the project team has been working with the relevant technology providers to optimise the scheme. The most significant change that has come out of the discussion is that the proposed Boston Alternative Energy Facility will move away from using gasification technology to more traditional thermal treatment energy from waste technology. There will...

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