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Information for Seal Sands Waste to Biofuel Plant, Seal Sands

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North East
Planning Sub-Region: Teesside
Operator: INEOS Bio
Capacity: <100,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: The plant was intended "to produce 30 million litres of bioethanol each year and generate more than 3MW of renewable electricity for export, from over 100,000 tonnes of biodegradable household and commercial waste" [Source, Source]. May have been intended to use same technology that faced trouble in America [Source]. In October 2019 it was reported that Ineos planned to close its Seal Sands chemical plant which presumably means that the proposed biomass plant will not now go ahead [] (Entry updated 2019-11-22)

UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

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.