Grimsby Renewable Power Facility granted planning permission

Grimsby Renewable Power Facility was granted planning permission by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), on 14th May 2014, just three months after submission of the application, by Wiser Environment, to the authority.

Wiser has been working closely with American investor, Synova, and Dutch technology specialist, Royal Dahlman, in their bid to secure Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) funding for their gasification plant destined for Grimsby, for which they have been shortlisted.

Dahlman site setting drawingNorth East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), through its partnership with Cofely, provided an efficient and well managed application process, this and the future vision for Grimsby were prime factors in the swift determination of the application. The entire planning process was completed within six months from requesting initial scoping opinions on the project from NELC and Cofely, undertaking a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) within a six week timescale, submission of the application and supporting post submission liaison with the partnership to ensure that a swift determination could be achieved.

The Grimsby Renewable Power Facility will be the first of its kind in the UK showcasing a ground breaking new technology for the gasification market. The 7MW facility will use the patented MILENA-OLGA technology which Royal Dahlman has developed in association with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).

The competition being run by ETI is to design the most efficient, economical and commercially viable gasification demonstrator plant possible. Royal Dahlman’s patented process converts refuse derived fuel feedstock into a clean gas, which is then used as a fuel for energy generation.

Wiser Environment continues to support Synova and Royal Dahlman through the determination process of their environmental permit application for the site, the Environment Agency are in regular contact with Wiser Environment to progress this application.


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