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.

Preliminary Environmental Information Report

The Preliminary Environmental Information Report has now been published as part of our Phase Three consultation and can be found under the Consultation section of the website here.

What will happen at the Boston Alternative Energy Facility?

The process by which power will be generated is called gasification. This process will use a fuel (or feedstock) called refuse derived fuel (RDF). The RDF is made from non-recyclable household waste and will be baled and transported by ship 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 Three Feedback Summary

Feedback from Phase Three of the Boston Alternative Energy Facility pre-application consultation has been collated and analysed. Ninety-nine people attended the Phase Three Public Information Days. A total of 23 feedback forms were received during the statutory consultation period. A large amount of constructive feedback and suggestions was gathered during Phase Three. Regard to relevant...

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Phase Three consultation underway

Our third phase of consultation for the Facility is now underway. We are holding Public Information Days at the following dates and times: You can have your say by filling in our online feedback form, which you can find here.

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