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Reference Number ETI-DE2001
Title Energy from Waste
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Other) 25%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 25%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 25%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Caterpillar UK Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 06 October 2009
End Date 27 April 2012
Duration 31 months
Total Grant Value £1,400,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region East of England
Programme Bioenergy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Caterpillar UK Ltd (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.001%)
Project Contact , CPI Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Shanks Waste Solutions (0.001%)
Web Site
Objectives Initial Objectives :

Generating more energy from waste (EfW) will reduce the amount of material sent to landfill sites, provide the opportunity to generate electricity and heat at a local level, and contribute to the reduction of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. EfW represents an opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy from local sources that were previously destined for landfill sites.

This project was mapping waste to provide a unique view of the UKs energy resource. This data will be made publicly available to organisations and businesses. This will aid technology developers and the Government in establishing the next generation of waste-fuelled, low-emission power plants. The project will also help identify the next generation of high efficiency technologies to generate low carbon EfW.

Abstract The Energy from Waste project was instrumental in identifying the potential near-term value of demonstrating integrated advanced thermal (gasification) systems for energy from waste at the community scale. Coupled with our analysis of the wider energy system, which identified gasification of wastes and biomass as a scenario-resilient technology, the ETI decided to commission the Waste Gasification Demonstration project. Phase 1 of the Waste Gasification project commissioned three companies to produce FEED Studies and business plans for a waste gasification with gas clean up to power plant. The ETI is taking forward one of these designs to the demonstration stage - investing in a 1.5MWe plant near Wednesbury. More information on the project is available on the ETI website. The ETI is publishing the outputs from the Energy from Waste projects as background to the Waste Gasification project. However, these reports were written in 2011 and shouldn't be interpreted as the latest view of the energy from waste sector. Readers are encouraged to review the more recent insight papers published by the ETI, available here: http://www.eti.co.uk/insights Datasets relating to the Energy from Waste project are now held by the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC)
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 15/08/18