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Waste to energy plant for AV Dawson

[ February 8, 2013   //   ]

Teesside logistics company AV Dawson, has signed a 40-year-deal to site a pioneering waste-to-energy plant at its Riverside Park base in Middlesbrough.

Greenlight AD Power’s energy plant is the first project in the UK to benefit from the Government’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) with funding of £8m matched with funding from the private sector. The company, which is partnered by Wilton-based Earthly Energy, has planned six schemes around the country as part of a £100m investment plan – including a second at nearby Redcar. The plant at Dawson’s site next to the River Tees will turn organic waste, such as farm slurry, food waste, and garden cuttings into electricity for the National Grid.

It will be based on the site vacated by bio-fuels firm D1 Oils, which was bought by Dawson in 2009 as part of a move to expand into other sectors, including the subsea energy market.

Gary Dawson, managing director of the family-run firm, said: “It’s anticipated that feedstock and by products from the AD plant will be transported by road, rail and by sea which fits in perfectly with our multi-modal freight transport activities.”

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