Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre (RRC)
Viridor’s Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre comprises an energy recovery facility (ERF) and plastics recycling and reprocessing plant. Construction of the £252m centre began in summer 2017.
Viridor forecasts that the Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility will generate an estimated 307GWh per year, which is enough energy to power the equivalent of 84,000 households.
The ERF will use approximately 25GWh per year of the available energy. The Avonmouth Plastics Recycling and Reprocessing Plant will have an estimated usage of 70GWh to 105GWh, depending on its processing requirements. This would leave 177GWh to 212GWh available to supply the National Grid network.
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How does an Resource Recovery Centre work?
The process sees treated, non-recyclable waste exposed to high temperatures under highly-controlled conditions. The energy released is then captured, turned into electricity and fed into the National Grid.
What is a Resource Recovery Centre?
After reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible, a Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) or Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) efficiently recover energy from residual waste; which means sending waste to landfill will become the absolute last resort. Watch our video.
I hear you have a Community Liaison Group. Can I come along?
The Community Liaison Group will be attended by a range of community representatives. If you represent a local group or community close to the site then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will the Resource Recovery Centre take to build?
The facility is due to be completed in 2020.