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Information for Blaise Farm Advanced Thermal Conversion Facility

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Kent
Operator: New Earth Energy
Capacity: 75,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Most recent planning consent granted in April 2013 for an RDF-burning pyrolysis/gasification-type incinerator [Source, Source]. The total site capacity seems to be 100,000tpa [source], but it is unclear how much of this was intended for incineration. In March 2015 it was satetd that "The extension site could potentially be used for waste to energy uses through advanced thermal conversion and anaerobic digestion" [Source]. The future of the incineration element of this proposal seems doubtful given the problems with the technology at the existing Avonmouth ERF acknowledged to shareholders in July 2015, and the fact that the Blaise Farm will be owned by a stand-alone waste business that will be separate from the stand-alone energy business that is being sold to Macquarie Bank [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.