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Information for Matford Park Energy from Waste Plant / "Exeter Energy Recovery Facility", Grace Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Devon
Operator: Cyclerval UK under contract to Viridor
Capacity: 60,000
Campaign Group(s): Exeter Friends of the Earth
Notes: Formally opened October 2014 [Source]. It was reported in February 2019 that a contract to incinerate waste from Devon had been agreed [Source]. Permit PP3234UG/HP3538CR issued. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with proposals for a South West Exeter Heat Network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)

Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
HP3538CR27/03/2012Cyclerval (UK) LtdExeter EfwExeter Transfer Station,Grace Road South,,Marsh Barton Trading Estate,EXETER,Devon EX2 8QESouth WestDevonDevon and CornwallMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial60,000--------37,72654,12353457 55685 57,986

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

HP3538CRDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirNitrous oxide1000083,596.70EfWEfW
HP3538CRDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirArsenic1.00E+001.39EfWEfW
HP3538CRDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirCarbon dioxide1000000050,934,000.00EfWEfW

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