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Emerson to Automate Waste-to-Energy Plant That Will Help UK Meet European Renewable Energy Targets

PITTSBURGH, May 09, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Emerson EMR, +1.67% will provide control systems and project services for a new waste-to-energy power plant near Knaresborough Allerton, North Yorkshire, UK.

The plant, which will also incorporate biogas and recycling facilities, will produce 28 megawatt-hours of electricity per hour from 320,000 tons of waste, exporting enough energy to the National Grid to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes and further helping the UK to meet the EU Energy Directive 2020 targets for renewable energy.

The facility will also divert more than seven million metric tons of waste from landfill over its 25-year lifetime, and recover more than one-and-a-half million tons of recyclable materials.

The plant will be operated by Amey on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council. Emerson was chosen for the project by VINCI Environment UK, a subsidiary of VINCI Environnement (France), which is designing, building and commissioning the project.

“Allerton Waste Recovery Park is an exciting new facility which will bring together state-of-the-art technologies to make the most of North Yorkshire’s and the city of York’s waste,” said Peter Turba, Project Director - VINCI Environnement (France). “Emerson’s expertise and track record in waste-to-energy automation...


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