Will it affect air quality?

Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) operate under strict Environmental Permits issued by the Environment Agency. Our existing plant operates well within these safe limits, and provides ongoing monitoring, which can be viewed here.

Our new ERF will perform even better. It will be one of the cleanest and safest facilities in the world, using advanced and proven technology to capture and clean emissions.

Our ERF will be the first in the UK to benefit from Selective Catalytic Reduction, which is a world-class technology for controlling emissions of nitrogen dioxide. Following the example of advanced Scandinavian ERFs, it will be the first facility in the UK to have a combined dry/wet scrubber. This provides an extra stage to the cleaning process, to give a ‘final polish’ to the gas before it’s released from the stack.  

We carried out an extensive Air Quality Impact Assessment as part of the DCO, which considered all the relevant emissions related to the energy recovery process. It shows categorically that no concentrations of pollutants from the facility will breach any air quality or public health standards.

Surrounding local authorities – Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest – all carry out air quality monitoring. An essential part of gaining consent for our project was consulting these authorities. Read about how each of these boroughs monitors air quality by clicking their website links below.

Enfield Air Quality Monitoring.

Waltham Forest Air Quality Monitoring.

Haringey Air Quality Monitoring.

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