Under current Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, a waste management centre can incinerate Grade A, B and C waste wood, in turn generating heat to dry other waste material on site.
The on-site combustion of 1,000’s of tonnes of waste wood removes the costs of disposing of the waste wood from site but also generates heat to dry other waste materials. The drying process typically remove 20% of moisture per tonne dried, similarly reducing the cost of transporting and landfilling the dried waste by the same percentage.
Investors in Waste2Heat will also benefit from the government backed grant scheme, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The generation of ‘process heat for drying’ using wood waste material is eligible for quarterly cash payments, guaranteed under government legislation, paid for a period of 20 years.
What Can You Expect?
A basic Waste2Heat system will incinerate over 2,500 tonnes of waste wood per annum, and has been found to typically provide a cost benefit of over £100 per tonne combusted, an annual cost reduction of £150,000 in waste wood disposal costs plus reduced transport and landfill costs provided by the moisture content reduction of over £350,000. A Waste2Heat system will additionally generate RHI payments of circa £200,000 per annum.
A POSSIBLE TOTAL BENEFIT OF OVER £700,000 A YEAR, FOR 20 YEARS, INCREASING WITH INFLATION, SO IF INFLATION AVERAGES 3% THAT’S £18,800,000 OVER 20 YEARS – OVER 18 MILLION POUNDS!
Ecovision Can Provide or Assist in the Application of the Following Requirements
- A Waste Incineration Directive compliant biomass boiler; per the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/Eu
- Additional Ceramic Filtration for particulate and emissions removal
- Drying Solution that is either individual bins or drying floor
- Wood Shredder for converting waste wood to biomass fuel, circa 50mm chip size
- Continuous Emissions Monitoring System; requirement for the burning of Grade C waste wood
- Enclosed Building, of simple industrial construction
- SWIP Local Authority Permit (Small Waste Combustion Plant) in line with Schedule 13A of Environmental Permitting Regulations, enables grade B and C waste wood combustion
- Section 5.1 Permit Part B (a)(v) Permit from Local Authority, enables grade A waste wood combustion
- Planning Permission
- Space for biomass boiler, drying and fuel handling
- Specialist renewable energy partner for design, installation and maintenance
- Specialist Environmental Consultant
Frequently Asked Questions
How much space does Waste2Heat require?
Fuel store – 3.05m x 2.3m
Dryer unit – 1.5m x 1.5m
Drying floor – 3 x 10m x 6m bays
Drying bins – 12 x 40 yard Ro-ro bins – Minimum space 30m x 8m
How am I paid the RHI?
Is the RHI guaranteed, can it change?
Will I need a wood chipper and a shredder?
What maintenance is required?
What do we do with the ash?
What is the time frame for installation?
What materials can I dry?
• Wood chip – to produce a low moisture content, high calorific value fuel
• Wood chip or paper pulp for animal bedding
• RDF and MRF
• Soil to create a better product
• Sawdust for making wood pellets
• Logs for kiln dried logs as wood fuel
• ‘Drier for hire’ – drying others products i.e coffee grouts for fuel or oak for furniture and construction