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UK firm receives award for ERF facility


New Earth Solutions recognized by Regen SW Green Energy Awards for its RDF facility.

REW Staff December 6, 2013

The U.K. waste treatment and renewable energy firm New Earth Solutions Group has been recognized at the 2013 Regen SW Green Energy Awards with the “Best Renewable Energy Scheme” for its 13 megawatt advanced thermal energy recovery facility (ERF) in Avonmouth, U.K.

Regen SW is a renewables not-for-profit membership organization.

New Earth Solutions’ ERF was cited as a disruptive technology. The panel also noted more than 90 percent of New Earth Advanced Thermal’s (NEAT) supply chain as being U.K. based.

The ERF is powered by refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is manufactured at an adjacent waste treatment facility. RDF is produced from residual household waste which cannot be recycled. New Earth’s combined waste and energy solution diverts more than 90 percent of local waste away from landfills.

In accepting the award, Robert Asquith, New Earth’s planning and permitting director, said, “We are delighted and proud to receive this award which recognizes our considerable efforts and investment in this ground-breaking facility. It also exemplifies Bristol’s commitment to supporting the development of low-carbon renewable energy projects.”

New Earth has built, financed and operates five waste treatment facilities in England with a capacity of 425,000 metric tons per year, a 13 MW energy recovery facility and is developing a combined waste and energy facility in Scotland.

The company developed its NEAT technology, which converts refuse derived fuel (RDF) into subsidy-qualifying renewable energy, in January 2013. NEAT specializes in the design, construction and installation of advanced thermal energy recovery facilities that use RDF to produce subsidy-qualifying renewable energy. New Earth remains focused on securing local authority waste contracts to underpin further waste and energy infrastructure investment.


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