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Plans unveiled for new facility at Lostock Works

6th July, 2015
Public exhibitions will be held this week to showcase REnescience Northwich, DONG Energy’s new bioresource facility proposal at Lostock Works.  Local people are invited to find out more about the proposals and meet the project team at events in Lostock Gralam and Rudheath.

Using DONG Energy’s patented REnescience technology, the facility will recover resources from waste and generate renewable electricity through treatment with enzymes, mechanical sorting and anaerobic digestion.  The facility does not involve incineration and DONG Energy is keen that as many people as possible come to the exhibition and comment on the proposal.  

The exhibitions will be held on:

* Thursday 9 July, 2pm to 6.45pm at Lostock Gralam Community Centre, Stubbs Lane, CW9 7PU.

* Saturday 11 July, 10am to 4pm at Lostock Sports & Social Club, Works Lane, CW9 7NW.

* Tuesday 14 July, 2pm to 7.30pmat Rudheath Sports & Social Club, 235 Middlewich Road, CW9 7DN

Forms will be available at the exhibitions so that residents can give feedback on the proposals.  People can also comment by emailing northwich@dongenergy.co.uk or writing to PO Box 357, Saltash, PL12 9AQ.  The closing date for comments on these exhibitions is Sunday 16 August 2015.   

The plant will require about 24 full-time local employees to operate it. Constructing and maintaining the facility will also create local jobs as construction contractors, electricians and metal workers will be needed.

REnescience is capable of a higher capture rate of organic materials than many other technologies and can help to achieve higher recycling rates, reducing the need for other treatment and disposal.  Most importantly, depending on the composition of the waste (which can vary over the year), it almost completely eliminates the need for any landfill.

The plant will produce biogas and generate approximately 5MW of renewable electricity in addition to the materials for recycling.

Residents can also find out more by visiting www.dongenergy.co.uk/northwich.


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