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Information for Knowsley Business Park

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Merseyside
Operator: Energos, part of ENER-G
Capacity: 95,000
Campaign Group(s): Knowsley Village Community Association and Communities Against Toxics Merseyside
Notes: According to a REA presentation in June 2013 the facility is "Unable to achieve financial close due to uncertainty/risk caused by multiple waste supply contracts" [Source]. 95,000 tpa gasification proposal granted planning permission in May 2009 and granted a permit in November 2012 [Source, Source]. Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority had a contract to use the facility [Source]. The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland - see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. (Entry updated 2013-09-26)

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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.