Bedminster International, the Dublin-based renewable energy
waste company, has secured planning permission from Cheshire
County Council for a BioEnergy facility in Northwich in a
joint venture with Organic Waste Management.
The facility involves an investment of £35 million (€45 million)
and will have a capacity to process 150,000 tonnes of waste
per year. The Bedminster Technology will be used to separate
the biodegradable fraction from waste for conversion into
green renewable energy. Bedminster will be partnered in the
joint venture by Organic Waste Management, a Cheshire-based
Bedminster is a leading company in the extraction and conversion
of carbon-rich waste streams into renewable energy. The Bedminster
Technology currently processes in excess of 1 million tonnes
annually in 12 plants worldwide.
Bedminster International is headquartered in Dublin, with
offices in Boston and London and owns the world rights to
the patented Bedminster BioEnergy Technology.
Chairman and majority shareholder Mr. Bill McCabe said -
“This joint venture agreement with Organic Waste Management
is Bedminster’s first project in the UK. We are currently
exploring a number of other significant opportunities there.”
Mr. McCabe’s investment is through his investment company
- Oyster Technology - and Goldman Sachs is also a shareholder
in Bedminster International.
Mr. Mike Brookes, Director, Organic Waste Management, said
that the planning approval from Cheshire County Council for
a BioEnergy facility is a major development for the company.
Organic Waste Management has decades of experience in the
waste, recycling and demolition sectors - offering services
to both domestic customers and blue chip companies. The company
is growing its market share in the recycling sector and this
is proven by its recent investment in a state-of-the-art recycling
centre at Wardle, Cheshire, which is currently achieving an
impressive 90% recovery rate.
Mr. Pearse O’Kane Bedminster Chief Executive said - “The
high biomass diversion levels - along with the generation
of renewable energy and the negative carbon footprint of the
facility - are of significant benefit to the UK government
in achieving key waste, energy and carbon emission policy
“Reducing our carbon footprint is, perhaps, one of the most
important steps we can take in diminishing damage to the environment.
Tests show that for every tonne of waste processed by Bedminster,
one tonne of CO2 equivalent is prevented
from entering the atmosphere. Another way of looking at this
is for every 100,000 tonnes of waste processed by Bedminster,
this would be equivalent to taking more than 36,000 cars off
the UK roads."
Commenting on the permission, Mike Brookes said - “The Bedminster
Technology is a clean, safe and sustainable solution for waste
producers, local government and the public alike. By using
the Bedminster Solution, consumers will only need one bin
and only one truck will be needed to collect all the rubbish.
We look forward to discussing the project with the many waste
producers and local authorities in the North of England to
help them meet their obligations and to treat their waste
at competitive rates. I believe that this will be the first
of many such facilities in the UK.”
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