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

Latest News

Examination commences for Boston Alternative Energy Facility

The Examination period for Boston Alternative Energy Facility commenced on Friday 8 October 2021 following Preliminary Meeting Part One and Part Two. It is expected to last up to six months (until March 2022), after which the Examining Authority has three months to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State...

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Development Consent Order application accepted by Planning Inspectorate

The Development Consent Order (DCO) has now been submitted and accepted by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). We are now in the Pre-Examination phase. It is expected that the Examination phase of the application will commence in August or September 2021 and last for six months. After the Examination is complete, PINS has three months to...

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