Veolia opens new wood waste processing facility

Article by Amanda Doyle

VEOLIA has announced that it has expanded its wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 t/y with a new site in Cheshire, UK.

The company already processes 410,000 t/y of wood waste. The new facility, Runcorn Wood Recycling Facility, will recycle wood waste from Merseyside. It will produce wood chips that can be used in manufacturing and to produce energy. The high-grade wood can be used to produce products such as furniture, flooring, animal bedding, spillage absorbents, and filtration systems. The low-grade material can be used for biomass energy at Veolia’s biomass energy sites to supply electricity and heat for industrial and domestic use.

Gavin Graveson, Veolia Executive Vice President of UK and Ireland, said: “To decarbonise our future and protect our planet we know it is essential to act now. We are continually developing our recycling and renewable energy services, and the opening of this new site highlights our commitment to boost sustainability, and cut the financial and environmental costs of wasting these materials. By giving this material a new use or transforming it into renewable energy we can cut our carbon emissions, reduce landfill and help the UK reach its net zero carbon target.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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