How did you calculate your carbon assessment?

Our thermal engineering consultant, Ramboll, have carried out a carbon impact study to identify the carbon impact of the new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) once it is operational and to compare it to the carbon impact of sending the waste it will process to landfill.

It found that, at full capacity, treating waste at the ERF will save the equivalent of 215,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year compared to sending it to landfill.

The carbon impact is the sum of the emissions less any savings. Three key principles have been modelled to calculate the carbon impact of the ERF compared to landfill: input (transport and consumables for processing waste), direct (from the processing of waste) and output (offsetting electricity and heat production).

You can read the full carbon impact report here.