Peel Environmental have been granted the go ahead for a 9.6 MW Energy waste to energy gasification facility in Nottinghamshire.
The £70million Energy Centre to be developed in Bilsthorpe will create up to 330 full time equivalent jobs during construction and 46 jobs permanent jobs once operational.
Planning has been approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark MP, following original planning approval by Nottingham County Council in 2014.
The Bilsthorpe Energy Centre comprises two elements. The first, a materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which will produce fuel and recover valuable recyclable materials from residual waste that would otherwise have been sent to landfill.
The second, a waste to energy gasification facility, which will use the fuel to create electricity and heat.
Once built, the facility will divert up to 117,000 tonnes of waste from landfill and recover up to 22,000 tonnes of recyclable materials each year.
Read more on Waste Management World website