Grundon Waste Management has won a long-term contract with operator Severn Waste Services to recycle Air Pollution Control residue (APCr) from the new EnviRecover Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Hartlebury, near Kidderminster, in Worcestershire.
The deal will see the waste removed by Grundon’s specialist tanker fleet and taken to Carbon8 Aggregates’ newest facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, where it will be converted into carbon negative aggregate.
Stephen Roscoe, Grundon’s Technical Director, said: “Grundon and Carbon8 are delighted to have secured this contract with Severn Waste Services. It demonstrates their commitment to choosing a sustainable route for the management of APCr, as opposed to sending it to landfill, and strengthens our position as the market leader in APCr recycling.”
Capable of handling 200,000 tonnes of waste per year, the EnviRecover EfW was commissioned by Worcestershire County Council and the County of Herefordshire District Council. It was formally opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester in June and the contract will see Grundon handle some 8,000 tonnes of APCr every year though to 2024.
APCr is a by-product of the filtering process to clean exhaust gases before they exit an EfW facility through the flue stacks.
Paddy Kelly, EnviRecover General Manager from Severn Waste Services, said “Severn Waste Services are thrilled to have partnered with Grundon and Carbon8 to recycle the APCr produced by our EfW facility, EnviRecover. EnviRecover has provided a more environmentally friendly solution for the management of residual waste in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and engaging in recycling activities for our process residues enables us to make our activities even more sustainable.”
Grundon has a significant investment in Carbon8 Aggregates, which uses an award-winning, patented process known as Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) to manufacture high quality lightweight aggregate called C8Aggregate (C8Agg).
Because the ACT process permanently captures more carbon dioxide (CO2) than is generated during its manufacture, it means C8A is the world’s first truly carbon-negative aggregate.
It is already used by construction companies as a more sustainable alternative to natural aggregates and demand from the building sector is increasing all the time.