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Green light for new Highland energy-from-waste facility

Recycling management firm Binn Group has announced that it has obtained planning consent from Perth & Kinross Council’s Planning and Development Committee for a new energy-from-waste facility.

The proposed facility will be located within the Binn Ecopark and is intended to process 84,900 tonnes of residual wastes per annum. It will operate using mass burn rolling grate incinerator technology.

When in operation the plant should generate around 8.6MW of electricity for use both on-site or via the national grid, as well as heat outputs as hot water or steam for use within the Ecopark or further afield.

The project will now move onto the development of contracts for supply of feedstocks; installation of technology; construction of buildings and other supporting infrastructure; as well as securing a PPC Permit from SEPA. Binn Group will be developing the next stage of the project in conjunction with its partners Iona Capital Ltd who would fund the project development.

Binn Group anticipates that up to 200 jobs could be created during the construction phase as well as around 30 full-time jobs when the plant is fully operational. It is working with Iona Capital to conclude agreements by mid-2021 in order to commence construction later this year.

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