Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility brings Leeds an efficiency drive on waste management and low-carbon heat delivery.
In recent years the drive for energy efficiency and self-sufficiency has led to municipal innovations in energy centres, heat exchanges and better use of waste. The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) is an example of all three, and the project is helping Leeds to become a zero-waste city. It is fired predominantly by residual municipal waste and a small amount of commercial and industrial waste of similar characteristics as municipal waste. In addition, the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility can generate approximately 13MW of electricity, which is exported to the local electricity network via an underground cable.
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