Recovering energy for a circular economy
To maximise the energy that can be recovered from waste resources, displace fossil fuels and make efficient use of sustainably sourced electricity
Waste materials that cannot be reused or recycled have value. We can recover this in the form of energy, providing a reliable source to complement renewable power from wind and solar.
Our parent SUEZ group is a Lead signatory to the UN Global Compact. It’s Sustainable Development Road Map 2017-2021 set a target for increasing production of renewable energy by 10%.
Investing in advanced technologies
We manufacture two alternative fuels – refuse derived fuel and solid recovered fuel – at two solid recovered fuel and 12 refuse derived fuel facilities. The solid recovered fuel facilities provide a sustainable substitute for coal and oil in cement kilns and other industrial plants.
As this energy network expands, we are also investing to boost the energy efficiency of our facilities – through energy management measures and LED lighting, as well as using our own renewable electricity.
We have re-engineered SUEZ recycling and recovery UK as an alternative energy producer and fuel manufacturer, while rolling out new sustainable resource management solutions.
In 2019, we generated more than 1.5 million megawatt hours of electricity in total, plus some 311,120 megawatt hours of heat.
Self-supplied 100% renewable electricity sustains each of our alternative power stations – as verified by our Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificates.All energy we procure is renewable as a result.
The progressive installation of LED lighting in our facilities is saving energy and carbon emissions. At our Kirklees energy-from-waste facility, for example, by replacing more than 200 traditional lamps with LEDs, we avoid almost 37,8000kg of CO2 emissions over 12 months, almost paying back the £15,000 investment. Similarly, at our Malpass Farm fuel manufacturing site, LEDs cut power consumption by 12,200W annually and electricity costs by 66%.