Air Products Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility
Air Products is building the world's largest renewable energy plant in the UK using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology on Teesside. It is located on industrial land, known as the Reclamation Pond site, adjacent to the North Tees Chemical Complex near Billingham. The facility will provide renewable electricity for up to 50,000 homes and create up to 700 jobs during its construction and 50 permanent jobs once it enters commercial operation.
The plant is expected to produce enough reliable, controllable, and renewable electricity to power up to 50,000 homes. Situated in a location with good access and connectivity to the local and national electrical distribution infrastructure and in close proximity to landfill disposal facilities, it will divert up to 350,000 metric tons of non-recyclable waste from landfill per year – helping to meet the UK's waste diversion targets. Longer term, this plant would have the potential to generate a renewable source of hydrogen for commercial use, for example to fuel public transport.
Having secured the necessary environmental and planning approvals, the renewable energy facility is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2014.
Graphic showing reception facility of proposed plant.
*Illustrations are indicative only and subject to change following engineering design and consultation.
- Up to 700 jobs during the construction period
- 50 direct, permanent jobs
- Capacity up to 50MW of renewable electricity generation
- Generates electricity for up to 50,000 homes
- Up to 350,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill