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Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility

Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility

Covanta and Veolia are partnering to develop the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility at Rookery South Pit, a former brick clay extraction pit, near Stewartby in Bedfordshire. The Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) will be capable of using municipal, commercial and non-hazardous industrial residual waste, left after recycling and composting efforts, as fuel to generate heat and electricity. The facility will provide a vital outlet for the sustainable disposal of over 500,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and will generate over 60 MWe of low carbon energy - enough electricity to meet the needs of 75,000 homes.

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Environmental Permit Consultation

The Environment Agency has commenced its consultation on the minded to grant environmental permit for the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility. Comments on the proposed decision have been extended until 7 November 2017. 

Details of the consultation process can be found here:

Consultation Information

Rookery South Newsletter - March 2017

About Covanta

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Covanta’s mission is to provide sustainable waste and energy solutions to ensure that no waste is ever wasted. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 18 million tonnes of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 450,000 tonnes of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. 


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About Veolia

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Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimise and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy. Veolia's 174,000 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment. To this end, the company designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world. 

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