Government approves waste-to-energy plant by Multifuel

Multifuel Energy has been given consent by the government to construct a second waste-to-energy power plant at Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

Energy minister Lord Bourne approved the £300m Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Power Station development, which during construction will bring around 500 jobs to the area, with around 35 permanent positions once operational.

The power station will be capable of producing up to 90MWe of electricity, by burning fuel derived from refuse and industrial and commercial waste, such as wood, which would have originally ended up in landfill.

Energy minister Lord Bourne said: “This exciting project that will turn waste into energy is a great example of how innovation can help to power our homes and add to our energy mix.

“This project will offer secure energy to Britain’s hardworking families and businesses, creating jobs and financial security for working people and boosting the Northern Powerhouse”.