Update on Rotherham energy centre

July 17 2017

7 June 2016

Rolton Kilbride has thanked local residents in Rotherham for their contributions to the public consultation on the proposals for a gasification facility on the former Temple Borough steelworks site.

The company is currently finalising its planning application to build a gasification facility and staged an exhibition to inform the public about the proposals on 13 April. Residents were invited to view plans and meet members of the Rolton Kilbride team to ask questions, comment and find out more about the proposal.

The centre would use a modern Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) process called gasification, which uses refuse derived fuel – waste after all recycling has taken place. This is converted into a synthetic gas (and ash) by using an external heat source in a low oxygen environment, and both heat and power are produced.

Andrew Needham, Managing Director of Rolton Kilbride, said: "We were pleased to take the opportunity to talk with local residents and explain how the facility would work. It would also offer a sustainable and reliable energy source that could be used by industry close
to the plant.

"Rolton Kilbride is keen to provide opportunities for local supply chain businesses, which will be promoted during the construction phase, creating jobs and supporting the local economy."

Rolton Kilbride is a collaboration between Rolton Group, a long established, multi-disciplined engineering consultancy with specialism in clean-tech and Kilbride, which offers expertise in development and infrastructure.

This site was identified as a location suitable for waste treatment as it sits within an existing industrial context and has potential heat users in the vicinity.