Converting rubbish to power

13 Jan 2012

Plans have been unveiled for two Clydeside energy-from-waste plants, which would focus on converting Glasgow’s rubbish into electricity, heat and hot water.

Peel Environmental have announced plans for a £145m energy-from-waste plant and sorting centre on land owned by Clydeport to the south of the M8 on Bogmoor Road, close to the company's still active George V dock and Hillington Industrial Estate.

The facility will be called the South Clyde Energy Centre, or SCEC, and will process some 250,000 tonnes of rubbish a year.

This will be backed up by a second facility, costing £35m, at Rothesay Dock down the Clyde in West Dunbartonshire.

That centre will process another 250,000 tonnes of waste, half of which would be turned into fuel for plants such as the one at Shieldhall.

Crucially, Peel hopes its energy-from-waste plant will be able to fire up a whole new district heating system at Shieldhall, capable of providing cheap heat and hot water to potential customers such as the Braehead mall, the new Southern General Hospital and businesses in Hillington.

Source: Evening Times - Rubbish into Power for Glasgow