Wentworth Clean Power Hazardous Waste
We are Developing Europe's Largest Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility
Europe’s largest hazardous material processing and recycling facility, generating power and heat and other high value products from non-recoverable waste products.
A Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) offering high quality and timely service for producers and shippers of a wide range of challenging hazardous waste streams, reducing our reliance on export of waste and landfill.
Hazardous Waste and its Processing
Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. It is essential and a legal requirement that hazardous waste produced or handled by any business or entity in the UK, Europe and many other countries causes no harm or damage.
Hazardous waste is disposed of in a variety of ways: thermal, chemical, biological, and physical. It may also be sent to specially designated hazardous waste landfill sites.
WCP’s plant will exhibit great flexibility in terms of the range of hazardous waste streams that it is capable of accepting and processing. The focus of WCP is those waste streams for which high temperature incineration is required as the final disposal method. WCP also anticipates that its plant will remain versatile so as to receive new hazardous waste streams in coming years.
High temperature incineration has been deemed to be an effective manner of dealing with Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), chemicals that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides (such as DDT), industrial chemicals (such as PCBs) and unintentional by-products of industrial processes (such as dioxins and furans).
POPs are naturally transported across international boundaries far from their sources, even to regions where they have never been used or produced. For example, the ecosystems and indigenous people of the Arctic are particularly at risk because of the long-range environmental transportation and biomagnification of these chemicals. The Baltic and the Alpine regions are examples of EU POP sinks. Consequently, POPs pose a threat to the environment and to human health all over the globe and require such specialist treatment.
Valorisation of Waste Streams
Applying the principles of the waste hierarchy alongside WCP’s process innovation and state of the art technology.
This plant will lead the way in enabling the extraction of valuable materials from the waste streams, repurposing them for use in the UK economy.
All processes involved in the functioning of the plant will benefit from sophisticated analysis and learning methods.
These cover: waste supply and sourcing; logistics; customer requirements; front-end processing and storage; incineration menu and conditions; and back-end processing.
This approach will also enable WCP and its partners to optimise all aspects of the plant.
Waste Testing Facility
WCP’s plant will also house a state-of-the-art laboratory to enable any further characterisation required of received waste streams.
WCP will systematically integrate carbon capture into its plants. WCP has examined and evaluated all proven and emerging technologies for carbon capture.
WCP is also evaluating current and emerging technologies for the direct production of hydrogen.
WCP intends that this plant should become an integral part of the local ecosystem and will promote local biodiversity.
From construction through to long-term operation, WCP will seek to look after its workforce to secure their futures. WCP’s training and continuous improvement process will assist its employees to realise their potential.
WCP believes that to support the community is to serve it, by offering opportunity and enhancement of skills.