The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced it is awarding a £4 million loan to Orchid Environmental Ltd to set up a new plant in an existing industrial area in Belvedere that will turn household rubbish into renewable fuel and create 52 permanent green technology jobs.
Every day we put potentially useful resources in our rubbish, Orchid’s low carbon fuel production plant will turn those resources into something useful. This not only reduces our reliance on fossil fuel sources, it will also create green jobs for South East London and divert up to 160,000 tonnes rubbish from entering the waste stream.
The plant will process waste from both homes and businesses by removing recyclable material and transforming the rubbish that is left over into different types of low carbon fuel. The facility, which is due to be finished and operational in early 2013, will be capable of handling 160,000 tonnes of rubbish, turning it into a range of fuels that can be then be used in renewable energy plants and by industrial heat users.